Best 30 Implant Dentistry in Colorado Springs, CO with Reviews - YP.com
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02/09/2017
By: fodd198
Lifetime Dental Colorado
The girls here are great with my kids ages 3 and 5. They are patient and gentle and they always make sure that they have a great visit.
02/07/2017
By: kfrank583
Lifetime Dental Colorado
With the new technology, I didn't even need to be numb to get my teeth filled. It was totally painless! Thank you so much for your services.
02/05/2017
By: Juliee E.
Lasting Impressions Dental Care
Everyone is happy from reception to the dentist. It's nice not hear talking about other patients, staff, or staff family matters during my appointment. The staff remember little things about my and ask how things are going. All these little things can make a sometimes unpleasant event not so bad. Thanks for being there when I need you.
02/02/2015
By: Ymary 1.
Lifetime Dental Colorado
Very professional staff and they are very friendly! They are very informative about different insurances. Honest. Good with kids. My children have been coming here since their first cleanings. It’s nice to go to a small office.
01/27/2015
By: fridaa966
Lifetime Dental Colorado
I have been seeing Dr. Blackley for many, many years. It is like visiting an extended family. Great work and great people. What could be better when visiting with your dentist?
01/07/2015
By: Marryy422@yahoo.com P.
Lifetime Dental Colorado
This is a wonderful practice! You are always making me feel welcome and Dr. Blackley is very kind. Everyone is good to work with at the office and you feel that they care about your teeth and overall health!
12/09/2014
By: Jennifer R.
Lifetime Dental Colorado
The staff is positive and courteous. They’re very knowledgeable and will explain procedures to the patients. The staff follows up with the patients to ensure this is complete understanding.
11/24/2014
By: angelinaa246
Lifetime Dental Colorado
This doctor is the most compassionate and gentle dentist I have seen. From the time I entered the office until the time I leave the whole experience is positive.
11/12/2014
By: marynn694
Lifetime Dental Colorado
Everyone is always kind and friendly. I appreciate the flexibly you did for my appointment scheduling. You guys are very gentle!
10/21/2014
By: helisabeth584
Lifetime Dental Colorado
This is an incredible office! It feels like you’re home! The staff is so kind and professional! I have had a couple of different dentists throughout the years and this is the very best.
Tips & Advices
Depending on the circumstances, there might not be a safe or effective alternative to dental implants that would not impact your health and quality of life. This is because healthy teeth are essential for maintaining a balanced diet and proper nutrition. In the case of a single tooth damaged from a cavity or infection, a dentist might opt to perform a root canal procedure to remove the infection while preserving the tooth itself. However, this operation often still requires replacing the top of the tooth with an implant known as a crown. In general, the best alternative to implants is preventing the need for them through proper oral hygiene. Regular brushing and flossing helps prevent tooth decay that can eventually lead to loss of teeth and other dental problems.
Start by looking into what is and is not covered under your health or dental insurance to understand and estimate costs. Then work with your primary dental care provider to understand treatment options and get recommendations for practitioners. You may also research oral and maxillofacial practices online.
Coverage of implant procedures varies depending on the specifics of your health or dental insurance. It may also depend on whether or not the implants are considered medically necessary as opposed to being an elective or cosmetic procedure. If you are a member of a Medicare health plan, most elective dental procedures are not covered. Medicare may cover some costs for procedures that involve dental surgery, like reconstruction of the jaw following an accidental injury or emergency surgery. Check with your health plan provider for information on how dental implant services are covered.
Full recovery from an implant procedure can take several weeks or months. Assuming the surgery is completed without any serious complications, patients are usually sent home within a day to recover. For the first day or two after surgery, patients are advised not to disturb the implant site or perform any kind of strenuous physical labor. Gauze pads will need to be periodically replaced to control bleeding for the first day or two. Pain medication to reduce discomfort and swelling is also prescribed for at least the first two weeks. Doctors will advise patients to avoid hard food, hot food or liquid, or use of a straw for the first days after the procedure. The best foods are purees and soups that require minimal chewing and can be eaten with a spoon. Patients may also need to rinse implant sites for a few days after surgery. Follow-up appointments within the first few weeks are often required to ensure recovery is progressing.
Those who perform dental implant procedures are known as oral and maxillofacial surgeons. These physicians are generally certified as a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) as well as one or more special degrees for dental surgery or osteopathic medicine. Becoming a dental surgeon requires at least 12 years of academic and professional training in the United States, and requires certification with the state medical board. A general dentist with specific training in implantology can perform implant surgery, as well as certain specialists:
  • Prosthodontist – specializes in the restoration and replacement of teeth
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgeon – specializes in dental surgery
  • Periodontist – specializes in periodontal (gum) disease

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