The most exciting things to know about dental implants is that they’re a natural-looking, durable, and permanent replacement for your lost or severely decayed or damaged teeth. With them, you’ll be able to eat, drink, speak, laugh, and smile without worry. That said, we understand you may have more questions about dental implants, what the replacement procedure is like, and other related topics.
While it’s not a substitute for a personalized, one-on-one consultation with Dr. Marcus Blue in our Basalt, CO office, this FAQ will give you quick answers to many common questions. For more complete information, contact us. We can help you determine if dental implants are right for you!
If you want natural-looking, long-lasting artificial teeth, dental implants are your best tooth replacement option. With implants, Dr. Blue can replace a single tooth, several teeth, an entire arch of teeth or even both arches! Once placed, dental implants are generally hassle- and worry-free. Removable dentures may be a satisfactory solution for some, but they’re not made to last a lifetime, can often slip while you’re eating or speaking, and create numerous inconveniences.
Most of our patients are candidates for dental implants regardless of their age or oral health. In order to have dental implants placed you must have sufficient bone in your jaw to support them. If you don’t, we recommend a bone grafting procedure to rebuild your jaw bone before getting your implants.
Many specific factors go into determining the actual cost of your dental implants, including the number of implants you need to have placed, as well as any additional services and procedures you might need in conjunction with your dental implant placement, such as bone grafting and tooth extraction.
Assisted by our highly trained staff, Dr. Blue has successfully placed countless dental implants for patients just like you. You can count on his gentle but precise hands to complete your surgery with unmatched expertise and professionalism.
Dr. Blue will prescribe an oral anesthetic to you prior to your procedure appointment, and you will arrive ready for the surgery. Please note, you will need someone to drive you to and from your appointment. Just before the procedure, he will administer a local anesthetic into your gums to numb the surgery site. Find out more about our sedation options now. Dr. Blue’s reassuring manner will also help put you at ease. After the surgery, you may receive a prescription to relieve any subsequent pain you may experience.
Dental implants not only look and function like your natural teeth, they also require the same care you’d give to real teeth. Be sure to brush and floss them every day. We also suggest that you have checkups and professional cleaning done twice a year here in our Basalt, CO office.
Dr. Blue Discusses Dental Implants