Dental Implants in Greeley
Do you need to replace one or more decayed, damaged, or missing teeth? Since their introduction in the 1970s, dental implants have quickly become one of the best restorative options for reclaiming good dental health and wellbeing. That’s because the metal implant posts used in implant dentistry are made from biocompatible metals and act like natural tooth roots.
The number of implants a patient receives during treatment depends entirely on the number of teeth being restored. Some patients may only need a single implant to restore a tooth. Patients who need to replace several teeth—or even a full upper or lower arch—will need a few implants to secure their brand new prosthetic, but will not need a dental implant for each individual tooth.
A complete implant procedure has two phases. In the first phase, an oral surgeon will place one or more implant posts below the gum line. During the recovery period that follows, your implant(s) will form a natural bond to your jawbone. This process can take a few months, but once it’s complete, you’ll be ready for the second phase of treatment. During the second phase, you’ll return to Dr. Forney’s office to have your new prosthetic attached. Once your prosthetic has been attached, you can look forward to enjoying natural functionality and appearance.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
For anyone considering dental implants, getting an answer to this question is important. Many patients are perfect candidates for treatment with dental implants. Others, however, aren’t. During a special consultation with Dr. Forney, we can help you determine whether implant dentistry really is the right solution for you. If it’s not, a bone grafting or sinus procedure may make you a viable candidate. We will also talk to you about alternative solutions to improve your appearance and functionality.
Schedule your consultation with Dr. Forney today. We always look forward to helping our patients in and around Greeley smile with confidence.