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.
For patients missing a tooth, a dental crown paired with a dental implant can fill in the gap to restore your smile.
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.
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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.
"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
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
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.
We Can Provide Bone Grafting & More
If you've been told you do not qualify for dental implant-supported dentures due to bone atrophy, our dentists offer the All-on-4® and All-on-6 implant systems. This method uses four to six strategically placed implants to maximize contact with the remaining bone tissue, deriving adequate support from a jaw that has suffered moderate bone atrophy. If your bone atrophy is extensive, our dentists can perform bone grafting to replace lost tissue and restore your candidacy for implants.
We Make Implants Affordable
While basic 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 will work with your provider to secure maximum coverage.
We do not want financial barriers to prevent patients from experiencing the amazing benefits of implants. To help make dental implant treatment more affordable, our Centennial dental practice accepts Green Sky and CareCredit® financing.
Dental Implant Treatment
Placing traditional dental implants involves these fundamental steps:
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.
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Why Centennial Loves Link Dental
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.View On Google
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.