Common Questions About Dental Implants

Dr. Melvin Benson is an educated and skilled dentist located in Greeley, CO. He is one of the few dentists in this area to offer full dental implant services and has completed many continuing education hours dedicated to the placement of dental implants. The team at Integrated Dental Arts will take the time to get to know each patient and learn about their needs or concerns. It is important for patients to be well informed about their oral health and possible treatments.

Are Dental Implants safe?

Dental Implants are very safe and successful. Most dental implants are made of titanium, the same material used in hip, shoulder, and knee replacements. Titanium is a biocompatible material and is not harmful. There will be an in-depth consultation to gain insight into the patient’s medical history, overall physical and oral health, and discuss pretreatment, treatment options, and post-treatment.

Will dental implants stop bone loss?

Dental Implants will help stimulate the bone and prevent the bone and jaw from receding after tooth loss. Teeth implants are surgically implanted into the alveolar bone, which is where the roots used to be. The implants will provide stimulation to the bone, preventing the bone reabsorption process.

How long does a dental implant last?

With regular brushing, flossing, and check-ups every 4-6 months, posts can last a lifetime. The crown that serves as the actual tooth is made of a composite material. It is strong but usually lasts about 10-15 years before needing possible replacement due to wear and tear. Maintaining excellent dental hygiene and using it cautiously could extend the life of the crown beyond 15 years. Mouth location is also a factor in predicting the life of a dental implant. Implants in the rear of the mouth are used more actively in chewing, which means they will likely wear out more quickly than implants near the front of the mouth.

Dental Implants in Greeley, Colorado

If you’re missing teeth and are interested in finding out if dental implants can help restore your smile and confidence, Integrated Dental Arts can help. Please call and schedule an appointment with us at our Greeley, CO dentist office. Dr. Benson welcomes new and old patients to schedule an implant consultation with him to see if they qualify for implants as well as learn more about the dental implant process.