Covid-19 Update

August 31, 2020

Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and while many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your health and safety! Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and this is one area where we are continually making improvements.  Besides our standard infection control procedures, we have made several other office changes to keep you safe. We understand that some of you may want to delay or reschedule your appointments and we are happy to do this for you. Please give us a call and we will find a time that is convenient. With our additional safety procedures in place and your cooperation we feel that we can provide great care in a safe environment.

 Some of our new procedures:

We complete a pre-screening questionnaire the day before all appointments. We ask our patients to wait in their car until the time of their appointment so that we limit the number of people in the office at any given time. We take temperatures as soon as patients arrive in the office and require all patients to wear masks while not in a treatment room. The clinical team wears two masks as well as a face shield to protect our patients. And, we have reconfigured the front desk to include plexiglass barriers and “stand stations” to show where patients should stand to follow social distancing requirements. In between appointments we are using hospital grade disinfectant to clean all surfaces in both our treatment rooms as well as in the front office, bathrooms and reception area, and these areas are being disinfected on the hour. Finally, Dr. Andy regularly reviews the latest updates on how to best manage patient safety as we learn more about the virus.

We look forward to continuing to provide you with great care in the safest way possible during these unique times!

Implant denture

Implant-Supported Dentures

Dentures are a great way to replace missing teeth. However, many patients desire more stability than what traditional appliances can offer.

Implant-supported dentures are attached to dental implants – small titanium posts that restore missing tooth roots in the jaw.

Dr. Andy Maples offers implant dentures at West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO, so patients can feel confident and secure with their smiles.

Why should I consider upgrading my traditional denture?

Benefits of Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-retained dentures offer a number of advantages compared to traditional dentures. Patients can enjoy:

Long-Lasting Results

Dental implants are the longest-lasting tooth replacement option available. While you may need to replace your prosthesis every 10 to 15 years, implants can last a lifetime.

Optimal Aesthetics

Implant-supported dentures are remarkably lifelike. The dentures are made with high-quality materials, and the implants ensure they stay put for a confident smile.

Better Oral Health

Because dental implants actually mimic the movement of natural teeth roots, they help retain healthy jawbone tissue and reduce the risk of future bone loss.

If You Suffer from Tooth Loss You Are Not Alone

*According to the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors.

How long does it take to complete this dental procedure?

Treatment Timeline

The overall length of your treatment with Dr. Maples can vary depending on your specific needs. However, in most cases, patients can complete the process in three to six months. Here are the general steps to anticipate when you undergo treatment at our Loveland dental office.

While you may need to replace your denture every 10 to 15 years, implants can last a lifetime.
While you may need to replace your denture every 10 to 15 years, implants can last a lifetime.

Dental Implant Placement

First, your dentist must place dental implants into your jawbone during a surgical procedure. If any preparatory treatments are necessary – such as extractions or bone grafts – they will be performed as well. Patients may receive a temporary denture at this time.

Recovery Period

Once the implants are placed in the jaw, the bone tissue must fuse to the surface of the implants. This process, called osseointegration, takes about three to six months and is essential for the long-term success of your treatment.

Permanent Denture Placement

When osseointegration has occurred, your final denture can be attached. Some patients might choose a type of implant-supported denture that "snaps" onto the implants for stability. It will stay firmly in place until you are ready to remove it again.

Non-Removable Treatment Options

Some patients prefer a fixed, or non-removable, restoration. If you are missing most or all of your teeth, there are a couple of different implant treatment options available. It is important to note you do not need an implant to replace every single missing tooth. 

Implant-Supported Bridges

Like traditional bridges, these restorations are designed to replace consecutively missing teeth. Instead of being bonded to natural teeth, they are supported by dental implants. An entire arch of missing teeth can be restored with as few as six implant posts.

All-on-4® Dental Implants

Sometimes patients do not qualify for standard dental implant treatment due to bone loss. In these cases, All-on-4 treatment can be considered. This method uses four strategically placed implants to maximize the existing bone and support a permanent restoration.

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Dr. Andy and his staff provides great service! I appreciate how attentive Dr. Andy is to his patients and always follow up to check how they are doing afterwards. I highly recommend West Lake Dental.

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Dr. Andy Maples of West Lake Dental

West Lake Dental

At West Lake Dental in Loveland, CO, Andy Maples, DDS, and his team provide excellent dental care to patients of all ages. Whether your dental needs are routine or advanced, we can serve you at our comfortable, inviting office. Dr. Maples is affiliated with several prestigious organizations, including:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Colorado Dental Association
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantology
  • The Misch International Implant Institute

We invite you to schedule an appointment today by contacting us online or calling (970) 669-1444.

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