Derek Dean, DDS, MS
Glen Dean, DDS
Grant Butler, DMD
Dental Implants at Grand Junction Ruby Canyon Dental

Dental Implants in Grand Junction, CO

Our Grand Junction dentists want to help you feel confident about your smile. It’s not uncommon for life to take a toll on your dental health, leaving you with one or more missing teeth. If that happens to be the case for you, consider restoring your smile with dental implants. We design dental implants that provide a foundation that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants - Ruby Canyon Dental

Dental implants are a popular tooth replacement option. They are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where they naturally fuse with your bone tissue to form solid anchors for crowns, bridges, and overdentures. Dental implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when you are missing teeth.

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What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

There are plenty of reasons why doctors recommend — and patients prefer — dental implants. We’ve put together a list of just some of their great benefits. To discuss more of their advantages, feel free to contact our Grand Junction dental office!

  • Feels natural. Implants look and feel just like your natural teeth so you can speak, smile, and eat your favorite foods without feeling self-conscious.
  • Long-lasting. They are durable option that can last you many years with proper care.
  • Permanently placed. Since they are permanently placed, dental implants don’t require any messy adhesives, and you won’t have to deal with the inconvenience of taking them in and out like with dentures.
  • Preserve bone. Dental implants can help prevent the bone loss that often happens after you lose one or more teeth.
  • Retain facial shape. Implants support your cheeks and lips, preserving the shape of your face and jaw.
  • No alteration to teeth. Unlike with a dental bridge, dental implants don’t require altering any of your other teeth.
  • No special care required. You can brush and floss your dental implant just like you would your other natural teeth.
  • Next best thing. Closely resembling natural teeth, dental implants are the best replacement for missing teeth.

Implants Replace Missing Tooth

Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

In general, dental implants are a great option for adults with advanced tooth decay, root canal failure, missing teeth, or severely damaged natural teeth. That being said, there are a few characteristics necessary to be an ideal dental implant candidate:

  • Good oral hygiene
  • Healthy gums
  • Sufficient bone density
  • Non-smoker
  • No uncontrolled diabetes or autoimmune disorders

If after speaking with one of our dentists and completing a complete dental implant evaluation at Ruby Canyon Dental you’ve determined implant dentistry is the best option for you and your oral health, we will immediately get your treatment plan started.

Dental Implants Support

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How Long Will It Take to Complete My Dental Implant Treatment?

Dental Implant Treatment in Grand Junction - Ruby Canyon Dental

The placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures and one appointment to place the abutment and implant. The entire dental implant procedure usually takes six to eight months with minimal disruption to your everyday life.

During the first surgery, our Grand Junction dentist will place the dental implant into the jawbone. Once we have determined that the implant has bonded to your jawbone, we will begin the second phase of your dental implant treatment. The surgeon will uncover the implants and attach a small healing collar and your dentist will start making your new teeth. We will take an impression of your mouth so that posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. At your third appointment, we will place the replacement teeth over the posts or attachments.

Guided Implant Surgery

Sedation Options

If you are feeling nervous at all about the dental implant procedure, please feel free to reach out to our team with any questions. It’s our job to look after your dental health, but we’re also here to make sure you feel completely comfortable and informed too! Also know that Ruby Canyon offers different sedation options to alleviate anxiety and calm nerves.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! Let us help you rediscover your confidence.

Maintain Dental Implant

How Can I Afford Dental Implants?

We truly believe that everyone deserves a full, attractive smile they can be proud of. You shouldn’t have to suffer with missing teeth because of financial worries! Ruby Canyon Dental offers three different types of payment plans so you’ll be able to find the perfect financial arrangement for your needs.

We work with CareCredit and Compassionate Finance, both of which are popular patient financing companies with nearly instant approval processes. We also have our own in-house payment plans that our team can work out with you to make sure you can get your dental treatment, regardless of your budget.

Have questions? Get in touch with our team!

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