Dental Implant Solutions in Basalt & Aspen, CO
Explore Our Dental Implant Solutions
Tooth loss is a common dental issue that affects millions of Americans. If you’ve lost teeth from health issues or dental trauma, you’re not alone. That’s why, at Elevate Dental Wellness, we treat this common issue with beautiful, natural-looking dental implant solutions, so you’ll feel like your best self again.
At our holistic practice, we feature hypoallergenic dental implant solutions and avoid nickel or other possibly allergenic metals associated with titanium implants. Our dentists custom design these restorations using zirconia, giving you a healthy alternative to titanium.
Learn more about our solutions and what makes zirconia dental implants so loved by patients.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss that restore any missing teeth from root to crown. They look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth and can last up to a lifetime with proper care. Plus, our dental crowns blend seamlessly with your smile so you’ll never have to worry about others noticing your restorations unless you talk about them.
Thanks to our expert dentists, Dr. Steinbach and Dr, Van Gorden, we’re proud to offer zirconia dental implants that allow you to smile with confidence. They’re biocompatible and fuse directly with your jaw, filling the gaps in your smile and protecting your bone structure.
- Restoring and preserving jawbone density
- Improving your ability to chew with ease
- Unrivaled comfort and stability
- Natural look and feel
- Easy maintenance
- Long-lasting results
Our Implant Solutions
Dental implants are the only restoration option made to replace the entire tooth from root to crown, restore jawbone density, and prevent bone deterioration associated with tooth loss. These restorations are perfect for people who want to preserve their jawbone strength while restoring their smile to its full glory.
At Elevate Dental Wellness, we take a personalized approach to your dental care. Based on your specific dental situation, we’ll suggest implant solutions that will work best for your needs and your smile goals. We understand each patient is unique and needs customized treatment, so depending on how many implants you need, we can offer different options.
For patients missing a singular tooth, a single-tooth implant can be used to fill the gap. Single-tooth restorations can replace one or more teeth by using an individual implant for every tooth. Single-tooth implants can preserve more of your natural tooth as they don’t need to be secured by the surrounding teeth.
If you’re missing an arch of teeth, we may decide to employ a full-arch tooth replacement. This restoration option includes sturdy dentures that we custom-create for you. Using six to eight implants, we’ll support your permanent denture without having to place an implant for every dental crown. We can even use this dental implant solution for your upper or lower jaws, depending on your jawbone density.
If you’re missing multiple teeth that are adjacent to each other, we may recommend the use of a dental bridge in tandem with a dental implant. Multi-tooth replacements use two implants to support a bridge of replacement teeth. Depending on the number of missing teeth, multi-tooth replacements can be more cost-effective than using multiple single-tooth implants.
Similar to full-arch replacements, snap-in implant dentures are a unique device that allows you to remove your dental restorations. We’ll place implants to support your dentures, which you can take out for cleaning.
The snap-in device is easy to use but still sturdy, giving you a dependable restoration that looks and feels natural. Many patients prefer implant-retained dentures because they’re more reliable than traditional dentures and adhesives. Your dentures stay firmly connected to your implants, creating a reliable and convenient solution.
The Restoration Process
The dental implant process is completed in three steps that occur over the course of a few months.
- Consultation — Your journey to a rejuvenated smile starts with a consultation with one of our qualified implant dentists. We’ll use innovative technology that helps us design a precise treatment plan for you.
- Placement — Once our skilled dentists have created your treatment plan, our implant dentist will surgically place your implants. Then, your jawbone will bond with the fixture through a process known as osseointegration. This step typically takes between three to six months.
- Smile! — Once your healing is complete, our dentists will place your new, permanent dental crowns atop your implants, which blend seamlessly with your smile. You’ll leave our office that day with the fully functional, stunning smile of your dreams!
Candidacy For Dental Implants
Most people are great candidates for dental implants. A large portion of the implant process is osseointegration, the healing process which involves the zirconia implant fusing to your jawbone.
Dental implants have a success rate upwards of 95% that is dependent on your oral health, immune system, and the strength of your jawbone.
- Your jawbone is still growing
- You have low jawbone density
- You have oral health issues such as tooth decay or periodontal disease
- You have underlying health conditions that weaken your immune system
- You’re taking medication that affects your immune system or blood
Depending on your specific situation, in cases of jaw strength or poor oral health, you may still be eligible for a dental implant with the help of a supplemental procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions
Zirconia and titanium dental implants can be a lifelong solution to tooth loss. To ensure the health and extend the lifespan of your implants, we recommend keeping a regular oral hygiene routine. Thankfully, caring for your implants is easy — just brush and floss your implants twice daily to keep them looking and feeling stunning, exactly like you would for your natural teeth.
Additionally, the best way to keep your dental implants healthy is to schedule an appointment at our Basalt office. There, our team of dental professionals will deep-clean your teeth and address any problems you may have with your implants.
After your dental implant procedure, you should take care to eat and drink substances that won’t harm your sensitive gums. Avoid overly hot and crunchy foods and brush your teeth gently in the weeks following your procedure.
Until your gums have fully healed, we recommend eating soft foods, such as:
- Broth and soup
- Ice cream and milkshakes
- Mashed potatoes
- Protein shakes
Additionally, you should avoid sucking from straws and spitting forcefully, since these actions can harm your healing gums. We’ll also provide you with further detailed aftercare instructions when you visit our office for your consultation.
Yes! Dental implants are one of the most dependable and predictable methods of restoring your smile. Plus, our zirconia dental implants avoid the allergens often associated with titanium dentistry.
Dental implants can prevent bone loss in your jaw and sustain your facial structure. With the appropriate amount of oral hygiene and gentle aftercare, your new smile can last a lifetime. Learn more about the procedure and its benefits at your consultation at Elevate Dental Wellness.
Insurance coverage for dental implants depends on your specific provider and plan. Thankfully, our dental team is committed to maximizing the benefits of your insurance. Before your treatment, we’ll discuss the cost and run your insurance to ensure you receive the treatment you deserve at a price that fits your budget.
Visit Elevate Dental Wellness For A Beautiful Smile
Your teeth are an essential part of your everyday life. So if you’re missing any teeth and want to restore your smile, talk to your dentist about dental implants. These replacements are ideal because they blend seamlessly into your natural teeth, rejuvenate your appearance, and protect your bone structure from further damage. Contact us today by calling (970) 279-5647 to schedule your consultation with our experienced dentists or fill out our contact form at the bottom of this page.