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Fill the Gaps in Your Smile
with Dental Implants

Missing teeth can have a serious impact on your self-confidence and make daily tasks like eating and speaking challenging. If you are struggling with tooth loss, dental implants provide an excellent solution. These small titanium posts are surgically placed in the jawbone and support a range of restorations. Dr. Jim Craig both places and restores dental implants at his office in Aurora, CO. Our team is proud to provide comprehensive care in one convenient location.

Dental Implants Basics

Unlike other restorative options such as dental crowns and bridges, an implant-supported restoration replaces both a tooth and its root. This is important because the dental roots serve to stimulate the jawbone and keep it strong and healthy. Without stimulus, the jaw can degenerate, affecting the shape of your smile and your appearance. 

Dental implants are anchored in the jawbone. They stimulate the jaw with each bite you take and help preserve its structure. Implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures are affixed to these posts. Our restorations are designed to look and function like natural teeth for the most realistic results.

Dental implants are embedded in the jawbone and support custom restorations.

Laticia R.

They're amazing here. They really care about their patients...they're always welcome you with a friendly smile.I love the way they always make sure you are comfortable before, during and after the visit. I've always hated going to the dentist but, going here has made me change my views on going to the dentist.

Benefits of Implants

Though dental implants do not provide an immediate solution to tooth loss, they are widely considered the best tooth replacement option. Implants boast several noteworthy benefits, including:

Stability
As implants are anchored directly into the jaw, patients can eat, speak, and smile without worrying about their restorations sliding out of place. 
Durability
If you practice good oral hygiene, a dental implant can last for decades. Keep in mind that your restoration will need to be replaced in the future.
Lifelike appearance and function
Implant-supported restorations provide the most natural-looking results. They also function like natural teeth.
Improved oral health
When the implants take the place of lost tooth roots, vital nutrients are redirected back to your jaw to improve its strength.

The Treatment Timeline

Although the timeline will depend on the specifics of the case, treatment can take anywhere from three to six months. Dr. Craig typically divides the timeline into two major sections: placement of dental posts and attachment of the restorations. If your bone tissue is too thin to support an implant, you may need a bone graft or sinus lift procedure to improve your candidacy. Though preliminary procedures will extend your treatment by several months, they are often integral to the success of dental implants.

Our doctor also provides teeth-in-a-day and All-on-4® options to replace a full arch the same day as surgery. 

Traditionally, implants require several months to heal before the restoration can be attached. These custom restorations are expertly crafted to blend with neighboring teeth. However, our doctor also provides teeth-in-a-day and All-on-4® options to replace a full arch the same day as surgery. He can review the details of your treatment in more detail during a private consultation. 

Strengthen Your Smile Today

Dental implants are a reliable way to rebuild your smile. If you are missing teeth, reach out online or at (303) 693-1215 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Craig. Together, we can determine if implants are the right solution for you.

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Dr. Craig is a one-of-a-kind dentist. I hate dental work more than anyone I know, and in his caring hands, I am finally on the road to good dental health...I have never been in any kind of pain. He simply won't allow it. 

-Actual Patient
Aurora, CO