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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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At Norco Family Dental, we understand how important your questions are. Not only do we want to hear them, we encourage them! When you as a patient feel comfortable asking what's on your mind, everyone benefits. You feel better when you understand the treatment we are completing, and we are able to provide you the best care.

While each patient has individual questions and concerns, there are many common ones that can be pertinent to most. If you can’t find answers to your questions here, please feel free to contact us at (970) 356-5277 so that we can help!

Dental Implants

The answer to this question is - yes. With that said, the only time you would want or need to remove your tooth implant is if it has failed.

Some indications of a failing dental implant are:

  • Intense pain or discomfort
  • An implant tooth that feels loose or shifts during chewing
  • Gums or soft tissues swelling around the implant tooth
  • Problems or pain when biting or chewing
  • Recession of the gums around the implant

Removing Dental Implants

Diagram of a dental implant in gums at Dentist in Greeley CODental implants in Greeley, CO are a highly successful treatment with a 95 percent success rate. However, in the rare case of an infection or your bone being unable to integrate with your implant, we can remove it.

Dr. Stewart and Dr. Buffington spend a lot of time with our patients prior to implant treatment, ensuring that they are good candidates for the procedure.

They do this by taking x-rays to measure and confirm adequate bone levels and by performing a thorough examination to ensure good dental health as well as general health. Taking these measures helps our patients have successful outcomes, and also a comfortable and efficient experience throughout their implant treatment.

If you should need an implant removed due to failure, our Greeley dentists work closely with you to determine alternative options for restoring your lost tooth. Our goal is to maintain both your dental health and your beautiful smile.

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If you have questions about your implant or if you would like to learn more about implant dentistry in Greeley, CO, please contact your team at Norco Dental today for more information.

Diagram of dental implant going into bottom gums at 80634 dentist officeIf you are worried about the placement of an upcoming dental implant, you are not alone! Many people have some degree of anxiety about visiting the dentist, and it is completely normal to feel uncertainty about a new procedure. At Norco Family Dental, we offer high-quality dental implants in Greeley, CO — and we want our patients to feel at ease during every appointment. 

The Dental Implant Procedure

There are a number of things you can do to make the placement of your dental implant(s) a more comfortable experience. Many of our patients choose to bring their cell phone and a pair of headphones to the appointment to help them relax and to drown out any noises that might increase dental anxiety. Other patients prefer to watch a movie during the procedure. If darkness typically helps you to relax, another option is to bring an eye mask to wear. We have even had patients use blankets and pillows while dental implants are being placed! Our goal is for you to be as calm and worry-free as possible from start to finish, so we encourage you to use a variety of different soothing methods or “creature comforts” that will help you feel more at home.

Contact Our Greeley, CO Dental Office

If at any time during your dental implant placement there is something our staff can do to make your visit more enjoyable, do not hesitate to ask! Contact Norco Family Dental to arrange a consultation with our dentist in Greeley. 

Pieces of a dental implant at Greeley CO dentist officePatients should be able to enjoy their smiles for a lifetime, and with dental implants in Greeley, CO, they can!

Restoring one or more missing teeth can vastly improve your oral health and keep your other teeth from danger. A missing tooth can mean loss of chewing and biting, speaking clearly, and reduced self-confidence. Additionally, a gap in your smile means your other teeth have to work overtime to share the responsibilities of the missing tooth, which can lead to further tooth loss. 

A missing tooth affects many layers of your well-being and quality of life, and the longer it goes without being replaced, the more dire the consequences can be.

Dental implants are the only permanent tooth replacement option that can make you feel, function, and look better for many years. 

You deserve to love your smile and eat exactly what you want. At Norco Family Dental, we are happy to provide the perfect solution to missing teeth. 

The Benefits of Dental Implants

  • They improve your appearance: Missing teeth often result in facial sagging and looking older than you are. Restoring the form and shape of the tooth keeps you looking healthier and more youthful
  • They keep your jawbone healthy: Chewing and biting down on your teeth stimulates your jaw bone and promotes good health, but without a tooth root to stimulate the bone, it can start to recede and compromise your nearby teeth
  • They look and feel better: Having a gap in your smile can be embarrassing, which can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and lower your confidence. Restoring your beautiful smile can bring back your mojo!

Contact Our Greeley, CO Dentist Office for More Information

Dental implants in Greeley, CO are a safe, reliable, and popular tooth replacement option. Contact Norco Family Dental today to find out if you are a good candidate for this dental procedure. 

Do you have missing teeth and want to recreate your natural smile? At Norco Family Dental, we offer attractive tooth replacement options, including dental implants and dentures.

Dentures Replace Missing Teeth

Dentures replace the visible portion of your teeth and rest upon the gums. There are two types of dentures: complete and partial. 

  • Complete dentures are used when all or most of your teeth are missing. 
  • Partial dentures are used when you still have remaining healthy teeth. 

Conventional dentures are removable and customized to ensure a perfect fit. We craft our dentures from the highest-quality materials so they look, feel, and function just like natural teeth. 

Dental Implants Permanently Restore Your Teeth

Dental implants permanently replace the tooth roots (beneath the gums) and the visible portion of the tooth (above the gums). Dental implants are commonly considered to be the gold standard for tooth replacement because they become a natural part of your mouth's anatomy. 

Dental implant posts are made from biocompatible titanium, so they're long-lasting and durable. Your dentist surgically places the dental implant post into the jawbone. After it heals, we top it off with a restoration, which can be a crown, bridge, or permanent denture. 

Contact Our Greeley, CO Dentist Office Today

Please get in touch with Norco Family Dental today if you'd like to learn more about dental implants vs. dentures in Greeley, CO. We can help you determine which option is best for your oral health needs, goals, lifestyle, and budget. 

We look forward to helping you restore your smile!

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