Our team at Pagosa Peak Family Dentistry is here to help you smile with confidence again. Take the quiz to see if you are a candidate for dental implant treatment.
Missing teeth make it difficult to properly eat your food, leading to digestive problems and nutritional deficiencies. After you lose a tooth, your jaw will also begin to shrink, which will cause your facial muscles to sag.
The process of receiving dentures typically takes 3-4 appointments over several months, from the initial consultation to receiving your final dentures. It may take longer if you need to have any remaining teeth removed prior to receiving your dentures, as your mouth will need to heal.
You will visit our office 3-4 times during your dental implant treatment experience. The full process includes your initial consultation, treatment planning, surgery, and follow-ups to check on your progress.
It’s normal for your dentures to feel uncomfortable or bulky when you first start wearing them. They can cause mild gum irritation when eating. Over time, your mouth will adjust and your dentures will begin to feel natural.
Getting an implant involves a minor surgical procedure, during which your dentist will insert the implants into your jawbone. Be sure to follow the post-operative care instructions we provide you with to ensure a comfortable recovery.