What Are The Possible Dental Implant Complications?

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Dental implants from The Fort Collins Dentist are state-of-the-art, with a success rate in the area of ninety-eight percent. That number is a testament to implant technology.

But like any medical or dental procedure, there are certain risks involved. In this post, we will consider possible complications of a dental implant, so you can stay informed. It is worth noting, these risk are all considered pretty rare and dental implants are still the safest way to replace teeth!

  • Infection: Any surgical procedure poses an infection risk. That’s why we often prescribe an antibiotic beforehand. Beginning the second day post-surgery, the implant site should also be rinsed with a salt water solution.
  • Slow Healing: A patient is more likely to experience slow healing if they have another medical condition. Possible conditions include gum disease, diabetes, cancer, alcoholism, or poor circulation due to smoking. We take preexisting conditions into account.
  • Sinus Problems: Upper implants are placed very close to the floor of the sinus. Because of this proximity, an implant can perforate the floor of the sinus cavity.
  • Implant Failure: If an implant fails to integrate with the surrounding bone, it is usually due to insufficient blood supply. Teeth grinding, smoking, and the medical conditions discussed previously can impair blood circulation.
  • Nerve Damage: Nerve damage occurs in a very small percentage of implant procedures. Patients may have pain, tingling or numbness at the implant site.

An informed patient makes the best decisions, and at The Fort Collins Dentist we make sure every dental implant patient knows exactly what is involved. Patients from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud trust us with implants and other restorative dentistry procedures. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Top 10 Reasons To Visit A Dentist

You smile deserves regular attention. If you haven’t had a dental exam in a while, give us a call at The Fort Collins Dentist. Consider these important reasons for having regular cleanings and checkups:

  • Check Up: It’s time, and this is the best way to prevent dental problems.
  • Clean Up: Our dental hygienist is ready to give you a super clean smile.
  • Brush Up: If it has been a while since your last dental visit, it’s probably time to come in for a refresher course on appropriate dental hygiene.
  • Avoid Pain: If you have dental pain and have been putting off a trip to the dentist, come in now, because we specialize in†relieving dental pain.
  • Fillings: We can find and fill all your dental cavities in almost no time at all. This will help you skip more painful dilemmas down the road, and helps some of those sensitivities to hot and cold.
  • Prevent Gum Disease: We’ll evaluate the health of your gums and make any suggestions to help you improve.
  • A Whiter Smile: We can help. We have teeth whitening options available that will upgrade your smile and make your teeth whiter.
  • Tooth Replacement: If you are missing a tooth, we can help restore your smile with a dental implant.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry: Considering making improvements to your smile? We have the procedures to do it.
  • Confidence: Nothing brings you more confidence than a healthy smile.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we can maintain your dental health and improve your smile! People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to us for general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526


Relax in Comfort and Style at The Fort Collins Dentist

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On this blog post from The Fort Collins Dentist, we want to talk about an often-overlooked feature in practices: the modern dental chair. Did you know that dental chairs don’t come from your local furniture store?

Dental chairs were designed especially for the comfort of patient and dental provider alike. At our practice, we take advantage of advanced ergonomics and top-of-the-line comfort technology to bring you an experience like no other. You’ll be amazed with the recent innovations in seat technology.

Our chairs offer fully adjustable seats and are lined with comfortable, sturdy materials that mold to your weight and shape. It really feels like you’re floating! The cushioned seats allow us to treat our patients easily, while also ensuring your comfort.

The last place you want to feel discomfort is at a dental visit. It can already be stressful to deal with a dental problem; a bumpy, uncomfortable seat is like adding fuel to that fire.

In addition to a comfortable seat, The Fort Collins Dentist boasts a professional dental team that is trained in direct patient communication and is ready to answer any questions you might have. Whether you need general dentistry for dental maintenance, cosmetic dentistry for aesthetic problems, or dental implants for tooth replacement, take a seat! Your dental assistant will see you shortly. Patients from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud visit us every day. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Healthy Living Starts With A Smile

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What comes to mind when you think of healthy living? A dinner plate with a grilled chicken breast and a tossed salad? A cholesterol test that shows your arteries are looking good? If you pictured a white, healthy smile free of cavities, The Fort Collins Dentist salutes you.

Essential Dental Health

Brushing your teeth every day is essential to good dental health. We recommend brushing twice a day, and with a soft-bristled toothbrush. It’s the best way to keep plaque from building up on your teeth.

Plaque is a sticky film that is formed by bacteria and sugars, and coats the surface of your teeth. It’s a constant process; the stuff is always forming. That’s why you should brush and floss your teeth at least twice a day. It’s important to remove it because plaque is what causes cavities.

Two Minute Warning

Try to brush for two minutes! Some people find that challenging. You can use a timer to help, or listen to some music to take your mind off the brushing. That way the time will fly by, and you may even go beyond that two minute minimum.

We strongly recommend flossing, too. Before or after you brush? The jury is out on that one. We think before is better, but the most important thing is that you do it.

Healthy living really does start with your smile! At The Fort Collins Dentist, we want the best possible dental health for all of our patients. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to us for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Cosmetic Dentistry vs. General Dentistry

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This post from The Fort Collins Dentist describes the ways that general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry are different.

Family dentistry, also called general dentistry, is dedicated to preventing and treating oral diseases such as cavities and gum disease. When a problem is diagnosed, like a cavity between two teeth, a general dentist will establish the best way to restore the tooth involved.

Cosmetic dentists offer elective dental procedures that make a smile more attractive. Available procedures include teeth whitening, dental implants, porcelain veneers, and dental crowns.

Many dentists provide both general and cosmetic dentistry. In some cases there is some overlap. For example, if a patient comes in after receiving an injury that chipped a front tooth, the tooth must be restored to prevent decay. The tooth is also less structurally sound, so it is vulnerable to further damage. In addition, the tooth affects the overall appearance of the smile.

At The Fort Collins Dentist we want our patients to have healthy smiles that look great! General dentistry achieves the first goal, and cosmetic dentistry the second. Find out why patients from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud trust us with their smiles. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Say Goodbye To Old Amalgam Fillings

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Can you remember what your teeth looked like before you had your first cavity? If you are like most of us, you got some cavities fairly young, and the ubiquitous silver fillings that were once standard. At The Fort Collins Dentist there is a better option.

Composite fillings can be made to match the color of your teeth, so even though a cavity has been filled, they’ll blend in seamlessly. They are made of a composite resin material that is strong when bonded to the tooth.

Another benefit is that they may, in the long run, be better for your health. While standard metal fillings are still considered safe by the American Dental Association, some people don’t want them because they contain small amounts of mercury.

At The Fort Collins Dentist white fillings are standard. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to us for complete general dentistry, and all their dental health needs. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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3 Smart Smile Solutions

Aesthetic Dental Transformations in Fort Collins

In this article from The Fort Collins Dentist, we take a look at three procedures often used in cosmetic dentistry.

  1. Dental Implants: Implants are transforming dentistry. For most patients, a dental implant is the prime solution for a missing tooth. A dental implant is a metal – usually titanium – rod implanted into the bone to replace the missing root of a tooth that has been extracted. The crown and supporting structure are securely attached to the post. When the final crown is placed, the dental implant is indistinguishable from a natural tooth in function and appearance.
  2. Porcelain Veneers: Dental veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic. We attach them to the front of your teeth to cover chips or cracks, gaps, and other imperfections. they leave you with a fantastic smile!
  3. Tooth Whitening: If you had tooth decay in the past, you may notice staining on your teeth. Professional whitening can lighten your teeth by several shades, significantly improving your smile without the need for an invasive procedure.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we use cosmetic dentistry to improve the smiles of patients every day. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to our practice for complete general dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Is Your Smile In A World Of Hurt?

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Do you have extreme tooth damage, bone loss, or few to no remaining teeth? This post from The Fort Collins Dentist is for anyone whose mouth is in a world of hurt.

We understand how dental issues impact you every day of your life. Whatever the cause of the condition – severe mouth injury, disability, inadequate oral hygiene, or simply poor overall health – there is hope.

Restorative dentistry can renew your healthy, attractive smile – or give you the stunning smile you never had. Patients who address troublesome dental issues regain their confidence to smile, eat, and speak normally. How would that affect your life?

Restorative dentistry refers to a combination of dental procedures that restore a smile for people with multiple damaged or missing teeth. Treatment may include crowns, dental bonding, white filling replacement, or dental implants.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we offer a range of restorative dentistry procedures that don’t simply renew your smile: they can give you back a big part of your life. Patients from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud also come to our practice for complete cosmetic dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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A New Reason To Eat More Fish

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This may sound like an unlikely cause and effect, but research suggests that eating fish with high levels of polyunsaturated fats can lower the risk of gum disease, a condition we see far too often at The Fort Collins Dentist.

As you may know, gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss in the United States. But a study published by the American Dietetic Association showed that people who eat moderate to high amounts of the fatty acid DHA had rates of gum disease that were up to thirty percent lower than those who did not.

Foods rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids include salmon and nuts. Good sources of PUFAs also include mackerel, herring, and trout, as well as walnuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, and flax oil.

In severe cases of gum disease, gum tissue separates from the teeth. Bacteria can build up in the gap it creates, leading to bone and tooth loss. Researchers say that diet rich in PUFAs may be a less expensive and safer way to prevent or even treat gum disease.

Treatment for gum disease is available at The Fort Collins Dentist. We see people from all over North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud, who also come to us for complete general dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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Discover Why Patients Trust Their Smile To The Fort Collins Dentist

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There are a lot of dentists out there. That’s just one reason why we work so hard to exceed expectations and build patient trust at The Fort Collins Dentist.

We may provide the dentistry, but it’s not about us; it’s about you! From the dentist to the hygienist to the folks at the front desk, we make it a point to prioritize your needs and concerns.

When you’re settled into the chair in our examination room, communication is key. We’ll explain everything that is going on; during an appointment, as well as with any ancillary procedures.

Dentistry can be a little jargon-y. However, at our practice, we try to avoid using words the layman won’t understand. This is because we consider a dental appointment a success when the patient is not only healthier, but more educated. Our staff is trained to be direct and informative every step of the way.

We always see each patient as an individual. We’ve heard about other practices that rush patients through their office, like a car through a car wash. No one wants to be treated like that! To us you’re a person, not just another set of teeth.

At The Fort Collins Dentist, we want you to leave our office with a smile on your face – a beautiful, healthy smile! Earning your trust is critical to our success. People from North Laramie, Cheyenne, Greeley, and South Berthoud come to our office for general and restorative dentistry. Contact us today!

Contact The Fort Collins Dentist Family & Implant Dentistry:

970-449-0952

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):

2001 S Shields St Bldg L
Fort Collins, Colorado
80526

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