Dental Implants became predictable and widespread in the 1990’s and have advanced to revolutionize the field of Dentistry. Dr. Flanigan has performed several full mouth reconstructions on implants in his residency and in private practice. This can be done with fixed (crowns and bridges) or removable (dentures and partials) prosthetics. Dr. Flanigan refers to the best implant surgeons in Denver and also places small diameter (mini) implants in the mandible (jaw) to fixate lower dentures.
Removable prosthetics (dentures and partials) and implants: Dentures and/or partials snap onto dental implants which gives the patient significantly more stability and reduces or removes the need for clasping remaining teeth. This is a very cost effective way for patients to drastically improve their quality of life.
Fixed prosthetics (crowns and bridges) on implants: This is a great option for many patients. 90% of Dental implants done in the United States are single tooth implants – Meaning a dental implant is placed in the bone to replace a single missing tooth and crown is placed on top of the implant. These look just like natural teeth and are a routine method used to restore teeth which cannot be predictably restored with conventional dental methods.