Dealing with a missing tooth or teeth can make everyday activities like eating or speaking a challenge, diminishing your quality of life.
Dr. Jason Streeter offers dental implant restoration services to fill in the gaps in your smile and restore your oral health and confidence.
So, why should you choose our top-rated dental office, Streeter Dental, in Colorado Springs, CO?
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are the most reliable and long-term solution for replacing a missing tooth. When properly placed and cared for, implants can last 40 years or longer, providing many of our patients with benefits that last a lifetime.
Losing a tooth causes the surrounding jawbone to atrophy over time, leading to a sunken facial appearance. Dental implants are the only solution that can prevent bone loss and help maintain your facial structure.
Missing teeth can make it difficult to chew your favorite foods or enunciate words. Dental implant restorations function just like natural teeth, restoring your ability to eat and speak.
Traditional dentures tend to shift or slip out of place when eating or speaking. Implant-supported restorations such as crowns, bridges, or dentures provide unbeatable stability and peace of mind for years to come.
Gaps in your smile can make you self-conscious and prone to hiding your teeth Our implant-supported restorations are made from the finest materials to enhance your appearance and confidence.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are composed of three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration. Implant posts are made of titanium and are inserted into the jaw, acting as the roots of the tooth. Dr. Streeter coordinates with some of the top oral surgeons in Colorado Springs to perform your implant surgery. After you have healed, you will return to our office so we can create a custom crown, bridge, or denture to complete your implant journey.
What Sets Our Approach Apart
Many dentists use a small implant and abutment, which requires the use of a large crown that looks bulky and is more difficult to clean. We use advanced technology, including digital x-rays and 3D scanners and printers to fabricate custom, all-ceramic crowns that have a more natural contour along the gum line. The crowns are attached to an appropriately sized implant via a customizable gold abutment, which has reflective properties that complement ceramic restorations and result in improved aesthetics.
The Cost of Dental Implants
The cost of dental implant surgery varies depending several factors, such as the number of implants and type of restoration. For single tooth replacement, the cost is about $2,000 for the implant and $1,600 for the crown and abutment.
For patients that require full arch replacement, we offer a more affordable option with the All-on-4 technique. However, each individual and case is different; we can provide more accurate information about pricing during a consultation.
We Emphasize Patient Comfort
Our team at Streeter Dentall strives to make each visit as comfortable as possible. We have an array of amenities available to help patients feel at ease during their time with us. .
We offer convenience at the very start with digital check-in for patients.
Sit back in our dental chair and feel at home by watching television.
Our noise-canceling headphones will let you relax in peace and quiet.
Utilizing Advanced Technology for Superior Results
Here at Streeter Dental, we use the latest dentistry tools to make your visit as seamless as possible. If you select a dental crown as your final restoration, we can design, fabricate, and place it in just one visit with our 3D scanner and on-site milling machine. Traditional dental crowns typically take two appointments because they are created at an off-site lab. Our technology eliminates the inconvenient waiting time between appointments, allowing you to leave our office with a stunning, custom-made ceramic crown that looks like a natural tooth.
What to Expect during Treament
A Guide Through the Process
Dr. Streeter will discuss your medical history and conduct a thorough evaluation to determine if dental implants are right for you. He will use digital x-rays to view your teeth, gums, and jaw in order to fully understand your dental needs. He is in contact with experienced oral surgeons throughout Colorado Springs and can recommend an expert to perform your implant surgery.
Any dental preparatory procedures such as bone grafting are performed before starting the implant process. It is important to note that the treatment timeline varies case by case and may look a little different to everyone.
The implant dentist will administer anesthesia to numb the area. Depending on the dentist, they may have sedation options available to further maximize your comfort. An incision is made across the gums to access the jawbone. The titanium implants are carefully inserted into your jaw. .
After the post is inserted, it will take around 4 to 6 months for the area to heal. A process called osseointegration will occur, in which the titanium posts naturally fuse to the jawbone and lock into place, creating a solid foundation.
Once the implant area has healed, you will return to the dentist to attach the abutment. The abutment attaches to titanium post, and future restoration is secured to the abutment.
Second Recovery & Placement
It will take around 2 weeks for the implant area to heal after attaching to the abutments. Impressions will be made then to complete your dental implant journay, Dr. Streeter will attach your custom restoration to the implant and ensure a comfortable fit.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
For patients who want to accelerate the implant timeline, All-on-4 dental implants are an excellent option for the right candidate.
How Does it Work
All-on-4 dental implants use four titanium posts to restore a full arch of teeth. Because the posts are inserted at an angle, less jawbone is required compared to traditional implants.
Who Is it For?
Patients who are tired of wearing dentures or want to replace a full arch of teeth. However, our dentist will first conduct a thorough evaluation to determine candidacy.
What Are the Benefits
All-on-4 implants and restorations look and function like natural teeth, and results can be achieved after just one surgery. They provide all the long-lasting benefits of traditional implants.
Pricing and Financing Information
Patients at our Colorado Springs office often have questions about the cost of treatment. Our team focuses on patient education and making sure they feel directly involved with the process.
Providing an Estimate
In order to provide an estimate, you will first need to meet with our team. The price varies based on the needs of the patient, the complexity of the case, and whether you combine procedures. As a purely cosmetic and elective treatment, veneers are not covered by insurance.
Discussing Your Concerns
We take time to discuss the pros and cons of the procedure, and suggest affordable alternatives when needed. Dental bonding, for example, offers a lower-cost solution in some cases. We are here to listen and to use our insight to help you.
Picking a Payment Option
Monthly payment plans can put the cost of cosmetic dentistry treatments within reach on any budget. We accept all major credit cards, offer patient financing through CareCredit® and GreenSky®, and provide in-house discount plans.