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IMPLANT RESOURCES

Your dental implant journey, start to finish

Step into our office for our step-by-step guide on your path to dental implants. From your first consultation to your final restoration, we’ll help you prepare for what’s next.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are the best long-term solution to restoring missing teeth. Second only to your natural teeth, they’re a life-changing investment in yourself. They empower you to eat and taste food you love, speak and smile comfortably, and have confidence like never before.

With our range of implant options, there’s a solution for every smile, including our most affordable full-arch option: implant dentures.

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Is it time to get dental implants?

Learn if you're a candidate

Are you tired of living with pain or missing teeth? Tired of passing up your favorite cut of steak or skipping out on social fun with friends? If tooth loss is ruling your life, dental implants can help you take back control. They function just like your natural teeth. No adhesives. No gels. No more reasons to miss out on life.

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Preparing for your first implant visit

You’ve decided it’s time to experience the life-changing benefits of implants—congrats! From day one, our trained clinicians will be with you every step of the way so you get you the best customized treatment plan for you. And with your care team all under one roof, there’s no need to bounce from provider to provider.

BEFORE & AFTER

Getting used to implants

Before your procedure

To help you adjust to implants, prep ahead of time to make 
healing easier and faster:

1. Meal prep soft foods and cool liquid-based 
dishes to eat in the first few days
2. Eat small bites while you adjust to the feel and bite of your new smile
3. Set aside reading material for practicing speaking while you heal

After your procedure

While you’re healing from your procedure, we’ll follow up with any additional care plan tips to minimize discomfort and help you adjust to your implants. We’ll also schedule your follow-ups to finalize your smile as needed.

Living with implants

Learn if you’re a candidate

By completing your dental implant journey, you’ll be choosing a new, more comfortable you. But you may be wondering, what’s it like living with implants? Learn how to clean and eat with implants with our living with implants resource.

Compare your options

Discover the solution for you

There’s no one-size-fits-all approach to tooth replacement. That’s why we offer a range of dental implant and denture options for all needs and budgets. What’s right for you?

Your dental implant questions answered

Dental implants are a popular and effective long-term solution for people suffering from missing teeth, failing teeth or chronic dental problems. They are artificial tooth roots placed into your jawbone to support replacement teeth and to restore the look and function of your smile.

When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone, which is why they’re the strongest restoration option, second only to natural teeth. They become a sturdy base for supporting one or more artificial teeth, and can last 25 years or more.

They’re comprised of 3 pieces:
1. Implant: The implant itself is a titanium screw that acts as a root for your new teeth. This is what permanently attaches to your jaw.​
2. Connector: This is a permanent but removable component that supports and holds a tooth or set of teeth in place atop an implant.​
3. Crown: This is the part of the tooth that you can see. It’s usually made of zirconium or porcelain for durability and good looks.

Not everyone is an ideal candidate for dental implants. For individuals who experience or do any of the following, dental implants may not be for you due to challenges you could face with healing, jaw bone density and more.

  • Uncontrolled chronic diseases like diabetes or autoimmune disorders

  • Heavy smokers, or those who consume excessive alcohol

  • Insufficient bone density in your jaw can also make it difficult for implants to properly integrate

  • Individuals undergoing radiation therapy

  • Individuals taking certain medications that affect bone health

No matter what you’re experiencing, a thorough evaluation by a dental professional is crucial to determine if you have the necessary oral health, overall health and bone structure to support successful implant placement. Make sure to consult your local Aspen Dental implant expert for a prognosis and treatment plan that best fits your needs.

Implant resources for you

When to get implants

Plan for your visit

Getting used to implants

Living with implants