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Dental Implants

Missing teeth can make it difficult to enjoy simple pleasures like eating and speaking. 

Dental implants can restore your smile, allowing you to eat the foods you love and speak confidently. 

Whether you're missing one tooth or all your teeth, Drs. Mark Link and Jean Link in Centennial, CO, can help.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are prosthetic tooth roots made of durable titanium that support restorations to replace your missing natural teeth. When you are missing teeth, your jawbone loses the stimulation the tooth roots once provided, and can begin to deteriorate. Dental implants are the only restorative dentistry treatment that can stop and prevent bone atrophy after teeth are lost.

What Type of Restorations Do Implants Support?

Depending on your level of tooth loss,
dental implants can support a variety of restorations.

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Dental Crowns

For patients missing a tooth, a dental crown paired with a dental implant can fill in the gap to restore your smile.

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Dental Bridges

Dental bridges and implants are a great option for people missing a few consecutive teeth. 



If you are missing most or all of your teeth, dental implants and dentures can restore one or both dental arches.

See a Dental Implant Transformation

This patient suffered from loose teeth, which made eating difficult. After replacing her loose teeth with dental implants supporting custom restorations, she can eat and speak confidently.
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Before Implants
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After Implants

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Tooth loss is common, but that doesn't mean you have to suffer with reduced oral function. Our dentists, Mark Link and Jean Link, have been in practice since 1988, and they strive to make a difference in people's lives by transforming the health, function, and appearance of their smiles. Implants are an essential part of that mission.

If you have been living with tooth loss and want to find out if you are a candidate for dental implants, contact us online or call our dental practice in Centennial, CO, to request a consultation with our skilled dentists. 

(303) 773-8262

"I am very grateful for the care and treatment i’ve received from both Dr. Mark and Dr. Jean Link at Link Dental. I had a really scary, serious accident last summer that has required extensive dental care and numerous procedures after a few weeks at Craig Hospital. l has been there for me from the start to the end - clearly explaining my treatment options, taking good care of me during my procedures, and providing thorough check-ins for me during our follow-up appointments. Every staff member I've interacted with at Link Dental has truly been attentive and nice." -Nick Aguilera, 2023

Fill Gaps in Your Smile With Dental Implants

Dr. Mark Link discusses how dental implants are the very best option for patients who are missing teeth. What makes them so special is that they replace the roots of natural teeth, which means better bone health, greater biting strength, and unmatched stability for restorations. We use surgical guides during implant placement for maximized precision and a smoother recovery.

Suffer from Existing Bone Loss? We can help.

If you've been told you do not qualify for traditional dental implants due to bone loss, our dentists offer the All-on-4® and All-on-6 implants. This method uses four to six strategically placed implants to maximize the existing bone material. If your bone loss is extensive, our dentists also perform bone grafting and sinus lifts to help you qualify for the amazing benefits dental implants provide. 

We are proud to offer free second opinion consults to help you make the best decision for your oral health. 

Worried About the Cost of Implants?

While most dental insurance plans do not cover the cost of dental implants or abutments, they often cover other costs associated with your implant treatment such as your restoration. 

We do not want financial barriers to prevent patients from experiencing the amazing benefits of implants. To help make dental implant treatment more accessible and affordable, our Centennial dental practice accepts CareCredit®, which breaks the cost of your treatment into affordable monthly payments.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a landmark dentistry treatment to address tooth loss, but not everyone is a candidate. You may be a candidate if:

You are in otherwise good oral health

If you suffer from issues such as tooth decay, tooth damage, or gum disease, this must be addressed before you can undergo implant placement. This is to ensure a healthy foundation for your implants and restorations. 

You have sufficient jawbone

You must have sufficient jawbone tissue for dental implant placement. To receive traditional implants, those with extensive bone loss will first need to undergo bone grafting to ensure there is sufficient bone to support the implants. Options like All-on-4® (an entire denture on the upper or lower arch placed on four specially designed implants) can allow certain patients to receive implants without a preliminary bone graft.

You are in good overall health

Your dentist will examine your health records to determine if implant placement is safe. If you have diabetes, for example, the condition must be under control in order to safely undergo the procedure.

Dental Implant Treatment

Placing traditional dental implants involves these fundamental steps:


You will first have a consultation with one of our dentists. During this appointment, they will examine your mouth and discuss your oral and overall health history. Be sure to inform your dentist about any health conditions or medications you are taking. 

Preparatory Treatment

If you need preparatory treatment such as periodontal care, bone grafting, or tooth extraction, this will be done first. Once you are healed, your implants can be placed.

Implant Placement

Your dentist will first numb the area. Our Centennial dental practice also offers sedation options to ensure you are comfortable during treatment. Your dentist will then make a small incision in the gum tissue and insert the implants. 


You will be given time to heal. Over the course of three to six months, the titanium implants will fuse to the jawbone in a process called osseointegration. 

Abutment Placement

Once you are healed, your dentist will attach abutments to the implants. These devices connect your denture, crown, or bridge to the implants. 


After the abutment is placed, your dentist will take impressions of your mouth in order to craft your custom restoration. Once your restoration is completed, your dentist will secure it to the implant. 

In addition to traditional implants, we offer All-on-4 and All-on-6 implant denture systems, which can usually support a full denture immediately after implant placement. We also offer mini dental implants, which are excellent for replacing single anterior teeth; these implants can also usually support a restoration immediately after placement.

Have questions about the implant process? 

Why Centennial Loves Link Dental


Clyde Steele


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It doesn't get any better than Link dental. The staff is friendly, fun and professional and they genuinely care about your health and well being. I've been going here for over a year now and I absolutely love it! Do yourself a favor and give them a try and you will never have to look for another dentist in your life. I would give them 10 stars if I could.

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Randolph Scheffel

July 17, 2023

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Dr. Mark is a perfectionist, especially in the restorative area. As Dr. Mark likes to say, “good information leads to good decisions”. I doubt one could find more devoted dentists than Mark and Jean for your well-being. Being an engineer, I recognize quality work when I see it. A recent comprehensive review of my 18-year journey with Dr. Mark was most enlightening. And the staff has always been delightful and attentive.

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Drs. Mark and Jean Link have proudly provided family dental care to the Denver area since 2005. Our dentists are members of:

  • The American Dental Association (ADA)
  • The Colorado Dental Association (CDA)
  • The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • The American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)

To set up an appointment, fill out our online consultation form or give us a call at (303) 773-8262.

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