Dental Implant Placement

With the latest advancements in dental technology, dental implants offer a durable, long-lasting solution for replacing missing teeth, ensuring not only an enhancement in your smile but also an improvement in your overall quality of life. Here is a step-by-step guide to the dental implant placement process, designed to illuminate the path to your radiant new smile.

Step 1: Personalized Consultation
During this session, our dentists will conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your oral health, utilizing imaging technology to gain a thorough understanding of your dental structure.

Step 2: Preparation for Implantation
Preparation is key to the success of your implant. In some instances, this might involve additional procedures such as bone grafting to ensure that your jawbone is sufficiently robust to support the implant. Our team is committed to using minimally invasive techniques wherever possible, prioritizing your comfort and wellbeing at every turn.

Step 3: Dental Implant Placement
Under the skilled hands of Dr. Sara Megna and Dr. Brooke Kittell, a titanium post is carefully embedded into the jawbone, acting as a sturdy anchor for your new tooth. This procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, with options for sedation if necessary to ensure you remain comfortable and relaxed throughout.

Step 4: Healing and Osseointegration
Over the next few months as you heal, a remarkable process known as osseointegration occurs, when the titanium post fuses with the bone tissue of your jaw, creating a strong and durable foundation for your new tooth. Throughout this period, we monitor your progress closely, offering guidance and support to ensure a smooth and successful healing process.

Step 5: Attaching the Abutment and Crown
The next phase involves attaching an abutment, which covers the titanium post. This final step brings the process to completion, leaving you with a beautifully restored smile that looks, feels and functions like your natural teeth.

Step 6: Your New Smile
With the completion of the implant process, you are now ready to enjoy the full benefits of your new smile. Beyond the aesthetic transformation, dental implants offer unparalleled functionality, allowing you to eat, speak and smile with confidence. Our team is here to support you in maintaining your radiant new smile, providing comprehensive care and advice for years to come.

Embarking on the dental implant journey is a decision that opens the door to a life of confidence and joy. At Shores Family Dentistry, we are honored to be a part of this transformative experience, guiding you every step of the way with expertise, care and compassion. Let us help you discover the true potential of your smile. Call us at 970-226-2920 to schedule your consultation to learn more about dental implants in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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