When you picture the process of dental implants, you may be worried about going through something that is intense and stressful. In reality the implant procedure is fairly simple for most patients. And afterward, patients are typically highly satisfied with their results. At our offices, Dr. Mason O. Miner makes it a priority to guide patients through the process. We know you have a choice when you are looking for a dentist in Durango, CO, and with our skilled doctor and staff, you can feel confident in the implant procedure and its effectiveness.
Implant surgery is performed in the office as an outpatient procedure. The procedure may take several visits until you have your full set of finished implants. Dr. Miner starts by preparing the site of the implant in your jaw. Then, he will place the titanium implants into the bone. During the last stage, he will place the crown onto the post.
After the procedure is done, most patients are extremely pleased with the natural look and durability of the implants. Implants generally mimic the appearance of your natural teeth and feel like real teeth as well. You do not have to worry about the implants wearing down over time.
Implants can also give patients a variety of health benefits. Leaving missing teeth untreated could lead to bone loss in the jaw. Implants can keep your jaw healthy and strong as you age.
During the procedure, some patients do not need anesthesia, which makes for an easier recovery, but some still experience minor bleeding, swelling, bruising or discomfort. Many patients feel back to normal quickly after their procedure. Since the implant process is often done in stages, you can feel confident about what to expect for each part.
You can find out if you are a candidate for getting implants by contacting our office. Our staff can help you make the right decision about implants or another type of restorative process for your teeth.