Dental implants are the #1 tooth replacement option because they do all of the things that natural teeth do. Dental implants are small titanium rods that are placed into the jawbone. Just like natural tooth roots, implants stimulate the jawbone in order to prevent the jaw from deteriorating.
Dental implants are more secure. Unlike some other dental appliances, you will never feel implants shift or slide around in the mouth. Our patients love their implants because they look beautiful, make eating and speaking easy, and can last a lifetime.
Single Tooth Implant
There are numerous ways to use dental implants, and at The Fort Collins Dentist, we do them all! The single tooth implant is the simplest form of dental implants. Like the name suggests, this procedure only requires one dental implant to support a single replacement tooth.
Implant bridges can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. They are simply dental bridges that are supported by dental implants instead of crowns. Two dental implants are placed—one on either side of the gap—and these implants support the replacement teeth, also known as the pontic.
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If you need to replace a set of teeth, implant-secured dentures may be the most effective implant method for you. Dentures can be held in place by a few dental implants and will stay in place better than traditional dentures. There are both fixed and removable denture options. Come talk to Dr. Lesko about whether or not you want to be able to remove and replace your implant secured dentures.
Am I a Candidate for Implant Dentistry?
While we’d love to help everyone replace their missing teeth with a long-lasting dental implant, some patients may need extra preparation before they can qualify for implant dentistry. One of the most common disqualifiers for dental implant placement is the lack if sufficient jawbone for the procedure. In those cases, Dr. Lesko can provide additional treatment to prepare your mouth for dental implants.
With a bone graft procedure, Dr. Lesko will place bone grafting material into the area of the jaw that is either too soft or lacking enough natural bone to stimulate bone growth and provide the foundation necessary for a dental implant placement.
A sinus lift procedure may also be necessary for the bone graft to provide enough room for the new bone to be placed. A sinus lift simply moves the membrane between the sinus and the jawbone to a different position to allow room for the bone graft.
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for implant dentistry is to contact our office today!
Continuity of Care
Whether you require a single tooth implant, an implant bridge, implant secured dentures, or any of the other great implant options we offer, you will enjoy continuity of care at The Fort Collins Dentist. Dr. Lesko is qualified for both the placement and the restoration of the dental implants, and she can also perform a bone graft or sinus lift if you need the extra bone support for your implant procedure.
We have invested in technology to increase the success rate and accuracy of each tooth implant placement. Dr. Lesko uses a 3D Cone Beam scanner to identify the ideal location for placing each implant into your jaw. She also uses a surgical guide to make sure the implant is actually placed in the right location and at the correct angle.
Many dentists are only qualified to restore the dental implants, and must send their patients away for their initial placement. When you choose Dr. Lesko for your dental implants, you can stick with a dentist who knows you and your teeth throughout the entire implant dentistry process.
We’ll Help Restore Your Teeth from Crown to Root with Implant Dentistry
Give us a call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lesko. You can talk together about your options, discuss whether you need a bone graft or sinus lift, and create a plan to improve your smile and the quality of your life.