Tooth loss can affect virtually every aspect of your life, from your nutrition and speech to your sense of self-confidence.
At New Mexico Smile Center, we offer state-of-the-art dental implants to help patients with missing teeth regain a complete smile.
Why are so many patients in Albuquerque, NM, choosing implants over traditional methods of tooth replacement?
Restore Your Smile with Implant Dentistry
Have you been suffering due to missing teeth? Are you tired of your dentures slipping out of place every time you speak or enjoy a meal? We have a solution for you that can restore your confidence, your comfort, and your health. Dr. Steven Ollason can perform every step of dental implant treatment - from planning and placement to restoration - at his Albuquerque dentistry practice.
To learn more about implant dentistry or to schedule an appointment, contact us online or call:
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How Implants Work
This Advanced Treatment Has Shown Outstanding Success Rates
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer many advantages over traditional restorations, including:
Natural FunctionBy anchoring your restorations to your jaw, you can expect your new teeth to function just like natural teeth. As such, you do not need to worry about your restoration sliding out of place while speaking or eating.
Protection Against Jawbone AtrophyWhen a tooth is no longer present to stimulate the jawbone, bone tissue will begin to recede. This can not only cause other teeth to become loose due to the lack of support, but can also affect your facial contours. Dental implants are the only treatment capable of stopping bone atrophy after tooth loss.
Improved Self-ConfidenceReestablishing a healthy smile can significantly boost your self-esteem. In addition to allowing you to speak and eat confidently, dental implants paired with high-quality restorations can replace each missing tooth in an exceptionally realistic-looking way.
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Treatment Spans Several Months
The Implant Process
Traditional dental implants require at least two surgeries separated by about three to six months of healing time.
Recovering After Your Surgery
Take your antibiotics as prescribed and use an antiseptic mouthwash to help prevent infection. Prescribed pain medication, over-the-counter pain medication, and cool or warm compresses can help alleviate any discomfort at the site of your implant and in your jaw.
Take a Break
Following your surgery, Dr. Ollason may instruct you to rest for a few days. This includes avoiding all strenuous activity until you are cleared by our dentist and staying home from work for two to three days.
Maintain Proper Oral Hygiene
Though you're healing from surgery, maintaining your oral hygiene is still important. Use a soft-bristle toothbrush to gently brush around your implant and rinse your mouth out thoroughly after each meal. Be careful not to disturb your stitches.
What Can a Dental Implant Support?
An implant-supported crown is a dental solution that can connect to a titanium implant, completely replacing a single tooth.
A dental bridge can attach to two implants or an implant and an abutment tooth to restore several missing teeth in a row.
Implants can securely hold a full or partial denture in place to restore entire arches of teeth or widespread tooth loss.
All-on-4 Dental Implants
All-on-4 dental implants are another implant option at our Albuquerque, NM, dentistry practice that can replace a full arch of natural teeth and provide life-changing benefits using just four implants. In most cases, All-on-4 can support a denture immediately after placement surgery. During a consultation, Dr. Steven Ollason can determine if this solution is right for you.
Restore Your Tooth Loss WITH OUR DENTIST IN ALBUQUERQUE, NM
A lost tooth or several missing teeth can have a negative effect on your confidence and make it difficult to speak and eat. Fortunately, an implant-supported restoration from Dr. Steve Ollason can improve the appearance and functionality of your teeth for years to come.
If you want to reap the benefits of dental implants and implant-supported restorations, we invite you to fill out our contact form or call our Albuquerque, NM, office:
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An Investment in Your Smile Can Provide a Wealth of Benefits
Because of their affordability, the most common options for replacing lost teeth are traditional bridges and dentures. This is especially true when you consider that each dental implant can add more than $2,000 to the cost of treatment.
However, dental implants provide a significant benefit not offered by traditional restorations: preventing jawbone atrophy. As bone loss progresses, traditional dentures require frequent relining and adjustments. The cost of these adjustments adds up over time. Implant-supported dentures help your jaw keep its shape and size, and require significantly fewer (if any) adjustments.
Treatment Cost and Financing
The starting cost for a single implant at our practice is $1,900. This does not include bone grafting, abutments, or your restoration. While this may seem like a significant investment, dental implants can prevent the need for more extensive and costly future treatments while providing unparalleled results.
While insurance typically does not cover dental implants, we do not want our patients to be discouraged from this highly effective treatment. As such, we offer an in-office discount plan as well as third-party financing. Our Dental Benefits Program is offered to patients without insurance and provides discounts on services. Patients can also apply for CareCredit®, which offers a variety of payment plans.