Dr. Melvin Benson is a highly educated implant 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 unique needs. We feel it is important for patients to be well informed about their oral health and the treatments they need. For patients that qualify for dental implants, Dr. Benson and his compassionate staff will take the time to explain the process thoroughly. We want each patient to feel confident about their implant treatment, which will require time and patience to complete. The entire dental implant process will involve several treatments over several months and many trips to our Greeley, CO dentist office.
The Dental Implant Process
Planning – The first step in the dental implant process is to determine if you qualify for them. You will meet with Dr. Benson for a complete oral health exam and a summary of your medical history. To qualify for teeth implants, you must: not smoke, have enough bone structure in the jaw, be in good overall health and be free of any oral health issues. This is to ensure the success of your implants. After examining your mouth, Dr. Benson will create a treatment plan to restore your missing teeth. This will include any pre-treatment you need including extractions, periodontal therapy or bone grafting. Once you are ready, we will schedule you for your implant surgery.
Placing the Implants – Dr. Benson will surgically place your dental implants at his Greeley, CO dentist office. Using local anesthetic, he will implant each post in the predetermined location along the arch. There are many different types and sizes available to accommodate your needs. The surgery will last about one hour for a single dental implant placement and up to three hours for placing multiple dental implants.
Recovery – After your surgery, the implants will need about three to six months to heal and fuse with the surrounding bone. This process is known as osseointegration and is vital to the durability of your restoration. During this time, Dr. Benson will monitor your progress and healing. If necessary, he will place a temporary restoration during this time for aesthetic purposes.
Placing the Restoration – The next step is to take several impressions of your teeth which are used to fabricate your new custom dental restoration. When it is ready, you will return to our Greeley, CO dentist office where Dr. Benson will be permanently place it. This will be a tooth crown if you’re only missing one tooth or a denture or bridge if you are missing more than one tooth.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
Dr. Melvin Benson is talented and experienced dental implant dentist. He has received specialized post graduate training for the placement of dental implants from the McGarry Implant Institute in Oklahoma City. 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. Contact our Greeley, CO dentist office today at 970.281.5972 or you can schedule an appointment online.