Replacing Missing Teeth


Though many people make good candidates for dental implants, this method of tooth replacement is not for everyone. Patients must meet certain criteria to improve the long-term results of a dental implant procedure.
Dental implants may be right for you if you have one or more missing teeth, or if you have an unhealthy tooth that will need to be extracted. Since implants are embedded within the jaw, patients must have enough bone and soft gum tissue to support the implant. Additionally, a person getting dental implants should be in good general and oral health to reduce the risk of complications during and after the procedure. Conditions like gingivitis and periodontitis should be addressed before getting dental implants.

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When a tooth comes out, the bone beneath begins to gradually deteriorate? Waiting too long to replace a tooth can raise the risk of bone erosion, making it more difficult to achieve successful results. Patients who do not qualify for dental implants because of poor bone support may qualify for bone grafting. Similarly, individuals with inadequate gum tissues may be candidates for soft tissue grafting, which may make a future implant possible.

Schedule a Consultation

The first step towards a beautiful, healthy smile is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hinckley at either our Oral Surgery office in Wheatridge or Dacono, Colorado. Please contact our office by phone or complete the appointment request form so Dr. Hinckley and our team can discuss your situation and find the best option for you. If you are an existing patient, this contact form should not be used to communicate private health information.

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