No matter your concern, Dr. Butler and Dr. Riffel will employ the latest technology, state-of-the-art techniques, and best-practice approach to ensure your comfort. Depending on your condition, you may or may not need dental implants. At Mountainview Periodontics, we can take a thorough, comprehensive look at your situation and provide helpful information and advice.


What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a rod usually made of titanium and an artificial tooth. The rod is the new root for the artificial tooth that replaces a missing tooth. 

We surgically place the implant in the upper or lower jawbone and then secure a customized dental crown onto the top using an abutment and a crown. 

Implants are very natural-looking and often enhance or restore a patient’s smile. 


Why Get Dental Implants?

Dental implants in Parker CO, are a great way to replace missing teeth and provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. They can help restore chewing, speech, and digestion.

Specifically, implants can serve various purposes.: 

Sometimes teeth need to be extracted for a variety of reasons. Maybe a tooth has become loose or damaged from trauma. Perhaps tooth decay has reached an advanced stage. Maybe you have a painful tooth, making it challenging to eat your favorite foods. In some cases, an adult tooth may not have grown in the right place for various reasons. An implant can be an excellent solution for replacing that tooth.

If you have missing teeth, the longer you wait to replace them, the worse it can be for your health. Missing teeth can lead to bone loss and impact the rest of your teeth. Joint pain or bite problems can shift teeth into missing spaces.

Bone loss from missing teeth can affect your face’s appearance. Implants can restore your confident smile. They look great with natural teeth and can repair or enhance facial tissues. 

Implants support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable.


Get a New Smile with Dental Implants in Parker CO

Implants are very natural and the closest second to your natural teeth.. Dr. Butler or Dr. Riffel can work with your general dentist to  ensure the the proper placement of implants to allow the best cosmetic resort for your final implant crown. 


What Are The Steps of Getting an Implant?

Dental implants often require oral surgery. A specialist must perform your surgery with the training and experience to provide the best possible service. The implant process may require several visits over several months and some basic steps:

  1. X-rays and impressions (molds) are taken of the jaw and teeth to determine bone, gum tissue, and spacing available for an implant. 
  2. Following anesthesia, tooth extraction, or jawbone preparation if necessary.
  3. The surgeon installs the implant and integrates it with the bone. 
  4. A post and abutment fit into the implant, tying the implant’s “root system” into your final crown, and may require a second procedure. 
  5. Your general dentist make a crown to match your natural teeth and smile and fit onto the anchor’s abutment or post portion.
  6. We’ll provide helpful care instructions and go over any of your questions.
  7. We’ll schedule any necessary follow-up appointments to see how things are going.


Time to Try Them Out

You should be able to eat, talk, and brush your teeth normally after the treatment. Keep us updated on how the implant feels in your mouth and if anything isn’t quite right.


Implant Restoration

With dental implants, like with anything, things can go wrong over time. Dental implants are often an excellent long-term option. However, it is important to have routine follow ups with your dentist after implant placement to assure continued stability. 


Dental implants can fail on rare occasion fail. We anticipate the possibility of things going wrong and know how to address it and make things right through a variety of treatments aimed to repair or replace the compromised implant. If you want dental implants in Parker CO, call and schedule a free consultation at Mountainview Periodontics today!