John a Carroll DDS, Oral & Maxillofacial John A. Carroll DDS Colorado Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

John A. Carroll, DDS
Colorado Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

26 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 740
Littleton, CO 80120
303 224 0500 PH
303 224 0606 FX
DrJohnCarroll.com

 

Dental Implants

dental implantsDental implants are surgically placed anchors or foundations for prosthetic teeth. Once implants bond (integrate) to the bone, they can be used for a variety of prosthetic tooth replacement needs. Full integration usually takes three months for lower jaw implants and six months for upper jaw implants. Your restorative dentist may fabricate a temporary prosthesis, i.e. dentures or provisional crown(s), while you wait for implant integration. Implant retained dentures snap onto implants for stability. Crowns and fixed, (i.e. non-removable), bridges can be wholly supported by dental implants. Sometimes implants are placed at the time teeth are removed. More commonly, implants are placed after a period of healing following dental extractions.

Because each implant patient is unique and one implant does not fit all, I offer a variety of implant options from multiple manufacturers. I can place Astra, Straumann, Southern, Bicon and 3I implants. Southern implants are compatible with Nobel Biocare and Straumann restorative fixtures. I work closely with your restorative dentist to coordinate my surgical treatments, his or her restorative goals, and your dental needs.

More information regarding dental implants is available at www.aaoms.org/dental_implants.php.

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