Lakewood doctor is certified in placement of mini dental implants
Dental implants have become a recognized and preferred treatment for patients dealing with the loss of a tooth or teeth. By replacing the actual root of the tooth, implants provide permanent restoration and strengthen the foundation for remaining teeth.
Conventional dental implants are posts made of titanium, which are surgically placed into the jawbone. The post naturally fuses with the bone. When a tooth is missing, the jawbone begins to deteriorate, leaving surrounding teeth vulnerable to shifting and further loss. Dental implants provide the stimulation that strengthens the jawbone and protects remaining teeth. There are many benefits to dental implants, including:
- Look, fit, and feel like natural teeth
- Ability to eat, speak, and smile naturally
- Restore the natural fullness of facial structure and reverse the sunken appearance caused by loss of teeth
- No food restrictions
- Eliminate the self-consciousness or worry about dentures slipping in public
- Normal oral hygiene requirements, cleaning and caring for teeth and gums
- Cavities will not occur in implants
- Keep healthy teeth in place
- High patient satisfaction rates
At South Lakewood Dental, serving patients from Wheat Ridge, Lakewood, and surrounding areas, Dr. Scott Stewart is an experienced doctor of dental surgery (DDS) who has incorporated holistic and biological dentistry into his dental practice. Holistic medicine focuses on the patient’s overall physical and oral health. Biological medicine emphasizes the use of only healthy, biocompatible materials that work with the body’s immune system.
We are pleased to offer a non-metal alternative to titanium implants. Zirconia is more biocompatible, reduces the risk of infection, has less sensitivity to heat, will not corrode, and it has been shown to maintain greater gum health.
For patients who have lost bone density or who are not candidates for dental implants due to health conditions, Dr. Stewart may recommend mini dental implants. As the name implies, they are smaller than standard dental implants and can be used in conjunction with a denture to lock the prosthetic in position. The mini dental implant procedure is performed under local anesthesia. The procedure is often completed in a single visit. Dr. Stewart has attained additional certification in mini dental implant treatment.
At South Lakewood Dental, we believe in providing alternatives. Contact us today at (855) 233-0023 for more information about dental implants.Back to Dental Implants Page