Dental Implants Overview
If you have a missing tooth, or teeth and are in need of a restoration like a crown, bridge, or dentures, a dental implant is typically the first step in rebuilding your smile. Dental implants are metal posts that are often made of titanium that act like tooth roots to secure false teeth or other restorations. Without sufficient support, a fixture like a crown, bridge, and dentures won't be able to be placed. At Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo, our skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons offer dental implants to help men and women of Pueblo, CO regain their oral health and a natural-looking smile.
Our caring team will take our time to evaluate your dental needs and create an individualized treatment plan that can help restore your oral health. We offer comprehensive care from start to finish, which means we not only place dental implants but may utilize other adjunctive treatments such as PRP therapy or BMP to promote optimal healing and recovery. Contact our practice today to schedule a private consultation with one of our seasoned oral specialists to learn more.
Dental Implants Reviews
"I have had two dental implants done by Dr. Matthew Steuer and he was wonderful and everything went well. I found him professional, caring and very knowledgeable. I am a very nervous patient and he put me at ease. I highly recommend Dr. Steuer and his staff!"- V.P. / Facebook / Mar 23, 2019
Best Candidates for Mouth Guards
You may be an ideal candidate for dental implants if you need to replace a missing tooth or several teeth due to decay, damage, or an injury. Dental implants can also be used to restore an entire upper or lower arch of missing teeth. Men and women who are considering dental implants should also have sufficient gum and bone tissue to hold the implants in place. Without healthy gums and proper bone mass, dental implants will not be able to be inserted. Our cutting-edge practice also offers treatments such as bone grafts and ridge preservation to restore the jawbone so that dental implants can be placed for future implants. When you visit our office in Pueblo, CO, we will discuss all of your options.
What To Expect with Dental Implants
Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo utilizes state-of-the-art technology such as iCAT™ Cone Beam imaging to capture detailed scans of your jaw so we can best understand your condition and oral needs. This diagnostic test helps us to determine the ideal treatment approach for your needs as it allows to visualize your bone, nerves, and teeth to pinpoint the appropriate insertion site for dental implants. Any necessary tooth extraction will be performed first before implants are placed.
We strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing experience for all of our patients, which is why we offer a variety of sedation options. Once you are seating comfortably in one of our private treatment rooms and the designated area has been properly numbed, we will begin your procedure. Our oral surgeons utilize modern techniques including guided implant surgery to provide optimal results. A small incision will be made to safely and carefully insert the dental implant. The titanium post will be secured to the jawbone and sutures will be made to seal the incision.
Dental Implants Recovery
Before you are released to go home, we will review all post-operative instructions with you so you understand how to care for your mouth as you heal. We may also give you a prescription or bottle of medicated mouthwash to use for a few days to assist in recovery. You should expect to experience some mild swelling and discomfort, but cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication can help ease these symptoms.
Over the next few months as your mouth heals, your implants will integrate with the surrounding tissue. This process creates optimal support and strength that enables the placement of restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures to rebuild a natural, radiant-looking smile. Once we have cleared you for restorations, you can reach out to your family dentist to create a customized crown, bride, or dentures.
Dental Implants Insurance Coverage
Many dental plans offer some coverage for dental implants but this will vary depending on your provider and benefits package you hold. Our administrative team will get in touch with your insurer to review your plan and confirm the amount of coverage that is available. If you have limited coverage or are paying out-of-pocket, we can provide you with information on low-interest medical financing through CareCredit®.
Oral Surgery Specialists of Pueblo is committed to providing you with exceptional oral care and invite you to call our office in Pueblo, CO to schedule a private consultation with one of our experts. We understand that undergoing surgery can be scary but dental implants can be the solution you need to restore your smile and oral health. We are here to help answer any questions you may have and can discuss all of your options to determine the best approach for you.