What options for dental implants are available in Lakewood, Colorado?
At South Lakewood Dental, our doctor, Dr. Scott Stewart, offers a complete array of professional dental care and state-of-the art technologies. We believe that our patients deserve to have access to the latest, cutting-edge procedures as well as the highest levels of patient-centered care, delivered with a biological and holistic approach. Our goal is to achieve optimal clinical outcomes using the least invasive techniques and the healthiest, biocompatible materials possible.
Dental implants have become the industry gold standard for treatment of tooth loss. Typically, sturdy titanium posts are surgically inserted into the jawbone, replacing the root of the missing tooth. The post fuses with the bone and provides stimulation to the jawbone to prevent deterioration and weakening. When the implant post is securely bonded, it helps preserve the bone and helps to prevent healthy surrounding teeth from leaning into the space. Once completed with a custom-milled, non-metal crown to cover the post, a dental implant feels, fits, and looks like a natural tooth. Dental implants are very durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.
We are pleased to be one of the first dental practices to offer a new alternative to titanium dental implants. While titanium has proven to be biologically compatible, with little risk of adverse reaction over time, a healthier alternative has evolved. Now, dental implants are available in zirconia. Zirconia implants have a greater biocompatibility and are a better option for patients with any type of metal allergies or sensitivity.
If surgical placement of dental implants is contraindicated due to a patient’s underlying or chronic health condition, or if the patient has lost too much density of the jawbone, historically, dentures would have been the remaining option. Over the last several years, mini dental implants have emerged as a new alternative. Smaller in size, they do not require surgical placement. Mini dental implants can be placed in just one visit. These implants are able to anchor a denture securely in position. Dr. Stewart is certified in the placement of mini dental implants.
Contact South Lakewood Dental today at (855) 233-0023 for more information about our variety of dental implant options.Back to Dental Implants Page