West Dental Implants & Prosthetics
Dentist in Farmington, CO
At West Dental Implants & Prosthetics, we offer tooth replacement and restorative dentistry to patients in Farmington, CO. If you need restorative dental treatments that go beyond your typical cleanings and preventive services, you can count on Dr. Robinson and team to help you get the treatment you need.
We’re the experts in dental implants and restorative dental procedures. Read more about our services below!
Dental implants are an excellent solution to missing teeth. If you need dental implants in Farmington, CO, contact us to learn more about your options. We offer several types of dental implants to meet the needs of all our patients. Whether you are missing just one tooth or you need all your teeth replaced, we’ve got the solution for you.
All-on-4 dental implants are a popular option to replace an entire arch of teeth, either in the upper or lower jaw. The all-on-4 procedure uses four titanium posts securely anchored into the jawbone to serve as artificial tooth roots. These artificial tooth roots support a full row of prosthetic teeth that look and function just like your natural teeth. In just one surgical appointment, our patients can once again have strong, durable teeth that can last a lifetime.
We also offer single-tooth implants for our patients in Farmington, CO, who are missing only one tooth. If you are missing just one tooth, whether due to decay or dental trauma, we offer single-tooth implants. A single-tooth implant uses a titanium post that serves as a replacement for the tooth root and supports a dental crown that blends in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
Implant-supported dentures are becoming increasingly popular because they eliminate many of the disadvantages that are associated with traditional removable dentures. Because they are permanently fixed in the patient’s mouth with artificial posts that are fixed in the jawbone, the bone remains strong, which reduces the chance of bone deterioration and loss of facial structure. Permanent dentures also eliminate the need for messy and sticky adhesives that removable dentures require, and there’s no need to worry about the dentures slipping or falling out.
While the preferred option is always to save a tooth when possible, you may need one or more of your teeth extracted if:
- You have periodontal disease or tooth decay that has badly damaged a tooth beyond repair
- Impacted wisdom teeth are causing you pain
- You have a tooth that is cracked or chipped badly enough that it can’t be repaired with a crown
- You need a full arch of dental implants and need a few remaining teeth removed to prepare for the procedure
- You have overcrowding and need to have teeth removed to prepare for braces or other orthodontic appliances
If you do need a tooth extraction, Dr. Robison and our team of dental professionals are here to help. We will make sure your procedure is done quickly, effectively, and painlessly. Depending on the type of extraction you need, we will provide a numbing agent to ensure that you don’t experience any pain or discomfort during the extraction procedure.
Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea is a dangerous health condition in which a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep. This is usually caused by the muscles in the back of the throat relaxing and collapsing in the airway during sleep. CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines are often used to treat sleep apnea, but some people have difficulty using them because they can be hard to clean, and can cause skin irritation, dry nose and mouth, and claustrophobia.
We can create a custom-made oral appliance that you can wear during sleep that will hold the tongue or lower jaw in a forward position while you sleep and help to keep the airway open. This is a good solution for treating mild to moderate sleep apnea.
For more severe sleep apnea, you may need surgery to remove excess tissue from the throat or mouth. This will improve airflow and encourage continuous breathing. If surgery is the right choice for you, our dental team will create a customized treatment plan to ensure your procedure is safe and effective.
We offer IV sedation to ensure that our Farmington dental patients experience pain-free procedures. IV sedation will allow patients to remain conscious throughout their procedure, but they won’t feel any pain or discomfort. Unlike general anesthesia, patients won’t be unconscious and shouldn’t have trouble coming out of the sedation.
For patients who need oral surgery in Farmington, CO, our team offers a number of treatments to restore or preserve your dental health. Our team is skilled in performing the following surgeries:
Bone grafting may be necessary in order to prepare for dental implants. If tooth loss has led to bone deterioration, we may need to perform a bone graft in order to strengthen the jawbone so it can sufficiently support dental implants and reduce the risk of implant failure.
Sinus augmentation is another helpful option for patients who have lost bone due to tooth loss or periodontal disease. The dentist will place bone graft material in the sinus cavity, which will help to raise the sinus floor and prepare for dental implants.
Platelet-rich plasma/platelet-rich fibrin procedures are a holistic approach to healing after oral surgery. PRP/PRF is made by separating the platelets and plasma in the blood and then injecting it into the surgical site to stimulate natural and healthy healing.
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure commonly performed on infants with tongue-tie. The surgeon removes the frenum, which is a small piece of tissue that connects the lips or cheeks to the gums, which restores the patient’s ability to speak and chew properly. The procedure can be done on adults, as well.
Socket preservation is an oral surgery that helps to protect the integrity of the jawbone after a tooth has been extracted. During this procedure, the surgeon will place a bone graft into the empty socket where the tooth was removed in order to preserve the shape of the jawbone and prevent it from collapsing.
This procedure may be needed for patients who have suffered from tooth loss and need to restore the natural shape of the gum tissue and jawline. The procedure involves placing a bone graft in the area of bone loss, which will provide support for the gums.
If you want to improve the look of your smile, we offer a number of cosmetic procedures to give you the smile makeover you’re looking for.
Tooth-colored fillings can restore chipped, cracked, or worn teeth. Not only will your teeth look better, but they will be strong and healthy again.
Dental bonding uses a tooth-colored resin to correct cracked or chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, and crooked teeth.
Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain dental veneers can give you a perfectly balanced and aesthetically beautiful smile. The veneers are adhered to the fronts of your teeth to improve the appearance of your smile by making your teeth look longer, correcting misshapen teeth, or hiding discolored teeth that cannot be improved with whitening treatments.
Porcelain crowns are used to restore the function and appearance of a damaged tooth. They are strong and durable, and they can last for a long time with the right care. Crowns are the part of an artificial tooth or dental implant that you can see above the gumline.
Teeth whitening can give you a brighter, whiter smile in just one visit. Our in-office treatment uses a powerful bleaching agent that will safely whiten your teeth by several shades.
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If you need quality dental care in Farmington, CO, contact West Dental Implants & Prosthetics. We are happy to serve our Farmington patients!