Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Aspen, CO

What Are Dental Implants?

Tooth loss is a common dental issue that impacts your oral health and self-esteem, affecting millions of Americans each year. At Elevate Dental Wellness, we use dental implants to restore your health, boost your confidence, and protect your facial structure. They look and feel just like your natural teeth, enhancing your ability to eat, speak, and smile with ease.

Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach offer natural-looking dental implants through a safe and effective procedure. Whether you’re looking to replace one or more missing teeth, a full arch, or you’re interested in a snap-in denture to replace your traditional one, we’re eager to help you reach your desired oral health.

Your Implant Options
The Restoration Process
Getting Ready for Your Dental Implants

Your Implant Options

Depending on how many of your teeth are missing, we’ll suggest different implant solutions based on your oral health and dental needs. Each patient is unique and will have their own customized treatment. This means the cost of your implant procedure will vary and can be determined at your consultation.

Based on how many implants you need, we’ll offer different options, including:

  • Single or Multi-Tooth Replacement: Used for individual missing teeth
  • Full-Arch Tooth Replacement: Needed for a bridge of missing teeth
  • Snap-In Implant-Supported Denture: For an entire upper or lower jaw of lost teeth

The Restoration Process

virtual model of a dental bridge being placed

Your journey to a rejuvenated smile starts with a consultation with one of our qualified implant dentists. Here at Elevate Dental Wellness, we utilize innovative technology that helps us design a precise and suitable treatment plan just for you.

Once our highly-skilled dentists have created your treatment plan, we’ll schedule your implant placement as soon as possible. Then our implant dentist will surgically place your implant fixture, the part of the implant that forms a secure attachment to your jawbone.

Through a process known as osseointegration, your jawbone will bond with a titanium fixture. Once this process is complete, you’ll return to our office and our implant dentists will place your new permanent crown. Your porcelain crown is custom-crafted to blend in with your smile.

Getting Ready for Your Dental Implants

Our tooth restorations are customized to each individual patient to meet your unique needs and achieve your smile goals. However, not every patient will be ready for dental implants right away. Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach will first examine your teeth and gums to determine the health of your smile. If you have strong gums, healthy teeth, and good overall oral health, you’ll most likely be immediately cleared for our restorative treatment.

We offer supplemental procedures for patients who may require one or more additional treatments to improve their oral health and prepare for the dental implant process. For example, we may need to extract any damaged teeth to prepare the surgical site for treatment. Or, some patients may require a bone graft to strengthen your jawbone so it can better support the implant.

Dental Implant Solutions

Tooth loss is a common dental issue that affects millions of Americans. If you’ve lost teeth due to health issues or dental trauma, you’re not alone. At Elevate Dental Wellness, we offer beautiful, natural-looking restoration options so you can feel like your best self again.

Dental Implant Candidacy

When looking to invest in dental implants, you want to be sure they’re the optimal restorative treatment for you and your dental needs. Discover which treatments you qualify for as you begin to search for the perfect tooth replacement solution.

Don’t Wait. Restore Your Smile Today

Dr. Van Gorden and Dr. Steinbach in Basalt, CO are ready to help you regain a healthy smile with dental implants. Let’s get started. Schedule your consultation today by giving us a call at (970) 279-5647.

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

How long do dental implants last?
How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?
Are dental implants safe?
Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?
What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are made from durable zirconia or titanium and can last up to a lifetime with proper care. On average, they last about 20 to 25 years. To keep your implant healthy, make sure to brush and floss every day in addition to visiting your dentist for regular checkups.

How do you take care of your dental implants after the procedure?

For the first week after surgery, it’s especially important to follow your dentist’s instructions. These will include avoiding chewy, crunchy, or sticky foods, as well as rinsing your mouth out with warm salt water after meals.

After you’ve healed from surgery, you can care for your implants just like natural teeth. All you need to do is brush and floss every day — use a soft-bristled toothbrush and nylon floss for optimal results. It’s also essential to visit your dentist for bi-annual checkups.

Are dental implants safe?

Not only are dental implants safe, but they’re the only tooth replacement that stimulates jawbone growth to protect your long-term health. As long as your implant surgery is performed by an experienced dentist, you have nothing to worry about.

With a wealth of experience and training, Dr. Steinbach can ensure safe and comfortable treatment for you.

Does insurance cover my dental implants procedure?

Most insurance plans don’t cover dental implants, but they may pay for a portion of your overall treatment cost. The specifics can vary depending on your plan and provider. Our team is always happy to discuss your insurance details and ensure you’re maximizing your benefits.

What do I do in the event of a complication with my dental implants?

If you experience any issues with your dental implant, contact us right away. Don’t attempt to fix the implant yourself, as this can result in further damage and set your treatment back. Drs. Van Gorden or Steinbach will see you as soon as possible and provide the care you need.

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