Intro to Dental Implants

Dental Implants Provide Function and Aesthetics After Tooth Loss

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How Tooth Loss Affects Your Life

Tooth loss in America is very common—over 35 million Americans are edentulous, having lost all their teeth, while over 178 million are missing at least one tooth. Tooth loss causes severe oral concerns if not addressed. Without replacing missing teeth you may experience bone loss in your jaw, a changing facial appearance, shifting teeth, or a collapse in your bite. Dental implants are considered the gold standard of tooth replacement because they can prevent further damage to the bone and restore beauty. Dental implants are a natural-looking tooth replacement that feature the same cosmetic and functional benefits of natural teeth.

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Dental Implant Procedure

Place Your Trust in the Experienced “Perio-Nerd”

Intro to Dental Implants

Dental implants function just like your natural teeth—they provide chewing and biting strength with a natural looking crown, as well as stimulate the jaw bone thanks to the titanium implant. Dr. John Thousand and our talented staff LOVE placing dental implants and have the experience necessary to provide quality care. Dr. Thousand has completed specialty training in periodontics and is a member of the Implantology Fellowship program at the University of Colorado. We use guided implant surgery for precise placement of your dental implants and to give you the highest quality results. Dr. Thousand is a self-proclaimed “perio-nerd” and enjoys the difficult cases other doctors turn away, especially related to bone grafting for implants.

The Dental Implant Process

The process for dental implants is not as frightening as many people believe. Dr. Thousand provides quality care with integrity and will hear all your concerns before presenting a treatment plan. Implant surgery involves placing a titanium implant post into your jaw bone that provides the same functions of a tooth root. After the implant heals, Dr. Thousand will then attach an abutment to the implant that acts as a post for a dental crown. We offer sedation dentistry to block pain and relax patients. Our staff is incredible and always focuses on patient service—doing anything to make you feel comfortable and at ease.

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The Benefits of Dental Implants

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  • Permanent with proper care
  • Natural appearance
  • Stimulate the jaw bone/preserve jaw health
  • Ability to eat all foods with confidence
  • Improved self-confidence and speech
  • Improved oral and systemic health


If you need to replace any missing teeth, schedule a consultation to discuss what implant option is best for you.

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