A missing tooth has more than an impact on the form and function of your smile: it can lead to serious oral health issues.
At West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO, Dr. Andy Maples provides dental implants as a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth.
Learn why implants are considered the gold standard for tooth replacement...
Dental Implants Help Support Your Health
Made of titanium, dental implants act as artificial tooth roots. However, they do more than support your natural teeth: they also stimulate the bone tissue in your jawbone, keeping your smile healthy and strong. When you lose a tooth, the lack of stimulation causes the bone tissue to begin to deteriorate. If bone loss is allowed to continue, it can cause adjacent teeth to begin to shift. This can lead to an increased risk of additional tooth loss. Another negative consequence of a compromised jawbone is that your face will begin to appear sunken, making you look older than you actually are.
Traditional dentures and bridges only replace the crown of the tooth and do not provide a solution to bone loss. Titanium implants take reconstructive dentistry one step further by seamlessly replicating the entire structure of your natural teeth to reinvigorate your oral health.
See the Dramatic Results Of Dental Implant Restorations
Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants
Tooth loss can be a traumatic event for patients – not just because of damaged oral health, but also because of the blow it deals to confidence and self-esteem. Many people are reluctant to share their smiles due to the embarrassment they feel. At West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO, we want to help you overcome this problem as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
Whether you need to replace a single tooth with an implant-supported crown or an entire arch with a full denture, dental implants are a revolutionary reconstructive solution. The benefits of implants often outweigh those of more traditional treatments. Better yet, Loveland dentist, Dr. Andy Maples can work with you through the entire process, from consultation and placement to restoration – no outside specialists required!
If you think dental implants might be the right choice for you, schedule an appointment by contacting our office online or by calling today:
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I am a retired doctor and new to the area. I needed to find a new dentist and was referred to Dr. Maples through family members. I must tell you firstly that I was envious of the manner in which his office is operated. I had practiced my profession for thirty-six years and have not seen a better run operation. The staff is highly skilled and were a kind and caring group. Each time I've visited the office I have been treated like a family member. Rarely do you find such a consistently genuine dental office.View on Google
I have been going to Westlake Dental for several years now and have been very satisfied with the services. The office is very professional, clean and beautiful. Dr. Andy and the rest of the staff are friendly, caring and very professional. I have my regular routine cleanings done there, as well as some major restorative work, such as a dental bridge, with very good results. Westlake Dental business office is also very good - their insurance billing process is impeccable and they are always easy to reach. Another word, I highly recommend Westlake Dental.View on Google
A Closer Look at Dental Implants
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Bone Density in Your Jaw
If you have lived with a missing tooth or teeth for a long time, the bone tissue in your jaw may be too compromised to support dental implants. If this is the case, Dr. Maples can perform a bone grafting procedure to replace lost tissue and encourage new growth in order to help restore your candidacy.
It is no secret: smoking is detrimental to both your dental and overall health in a number of ways. Smoking weakens your immune system and in doing so, inhibits your body's ability to heal. It also can increase the risk of implant failure. If you are interested in restoring your smile with implants, you will need to quit for good several months in advance of surgery.
Periodontal disease will require treatment before you can receive dental implants. Healthy gums are essential to provide the stable base necessary for implant-supported replacement teeth.
The risks of surgery can increase for patients with diabetes and other autoimmune disorders. However, patients with controlled diabetes can expect to experience success rates on par with those who do not have diabetes.
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Implants are the champion of restorations and provide many benefits, but they also involve a more extensive treatment than other options. Dr. Maples and his team are here to address any questions or concerns you may have about dental implants. From the procedure to financing, our trained staff can provide the information you need to make an informed decision about your dental treatments.
You can chat with Dr. Maples about dental implants during a consultation, or you can ask questions right now using our contact form or by calling our Loveland office:
Dental Implant TREATMENT PROCESS
"We can perform every step of the procedure in our Loveland office."
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Advanced Cone Beam System
At West Lake Dental, Dr. Maples and the rest of his team are dedicated to serving patients with the latest in dental technology and techniques. Our cone beam system is an important part of that goal.
This state-of-the-art machine allows us to clearly view the relationship between your jawbone and major structures such as nerves and sinuses, which is crucial when it comes to placing implants. It also allows us to determine the ideal locations for implants.
Dr. Maples's advanced implant training and his use of sophisticated technology make your surgical procedure more precise and safer than ever before.
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Sedation Dentistry Options For Dental Implant Surgery
Commonly known as “laughing gas,” nitrous oxide can help patients relax almost instantly during dental procedures. The effects wear off within minutes, so you can still drive yourself home.
Oral Conscious Sedation
Oral conscious sedation typically involves taking a prescribed pill on the day of the surgery. The effects take longer to wear off, so you should have someone help you get home.
Financing Your Dental Implants
To help make our treatments more accessible, we’ve partnered with LendingClub so patients can break up the cost into affordable monthly payments. Patients who pay the amount in full on the day of treatment will also receive a 5% discount on the total cost.
Dr. Maples and his staff have been amazing. The atmosphere is comfortable and they take great care to make sure you understand your options and know what's going on throughout your dental procedure. Dr. Maples had a gentle hand and I appreciated how discomfort free my entire procedure was. Will definitely be getting all my dental work done at Westlake Dental! Highly recommendView on Google
I have never had a bad experience at West Lake Dental. Visiting the dentist is no one's favorite thing to do, but Dr. Andy is awesome. He always makes sure I am comfortable with what was done during my visit and follows up later to make sure I am doing okay and don't have any questions after the fact. I will never hesitate to refer people to West Lake Dental and Dr. Andy.View on Google