West Dental Implants & Prosthetics
Restorative Dentistry and Dental Implants in Pagosa Springs, CO
West Dental Implants & Prosthetics is your preferred dentist for tooth replacement and restorative dentistry in Pagosa Springs, CO. Dr. Robison and our team specialize in replacing missing teeth to restore your smile. We offer a variety of prosthetics and restorative solutions, as well as other dental services to keep your smile looking and functioning at its best.
If you’re looking for dental implants in Pagosa Springs, we are here to help. 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 have an option that will work for you.
All-on-4 dental implants are used to replace an entire arch of teeth in the upper or lower jaw. They use just four titanium posts that serve as artificial tooth root replacements. These artificial tooth roots support a full row of prosthetic teeth that look and function just like your natural teeth. They are strong, durable, and can last a lifetime. Many of our patients prefer all-on-4 implants because the surgery can be done in just one visit, leaving you with a permanent solution to missing teeth.
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 a great alternative to traditional dentures because they eliminate many of the disadvantages that are associated with removable dentures. They are permanently fixed in the patient’s mouth with artificial posts that are fixed in the jawbone. This helps keep the jawbone strong and reduces the chance of bone deterioration and loss of facial structure, which can happen with removable dentures. Implant-supported dentures also eliminate the messy and sticky adhesives that removable dentures require, and there’s no need to worry about the dentures slipping or falling out while eating or speaking.
Sometimes, tooth extractions are unavoidable. You may need one or more of your teeth extracted if:
- Your teeth have been badly damaged due to periodontal disease or decay and cannot be saved by a root canal or other restorative treatment
- Your wisdom teeth are impacted and are causing pain
- You have experienced dental trauma and have a cracked or chipped tooth that cannot be restored with a crown
- You need to have teeth removed in order to prepare for dental implants
- You need to have teeth removed due to crowding in order to prepare for orthodontic treatment
If you do need a tooth extraction, Dr. Robison is here to help. Our experienced and skilled team 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 not only inconvenient, but it can also be dangerous and detrimental to your health. Sleep apnea is a condition in which a person’s breathing is interrupted during sleep, usually due to the muscles in the back of the throat relaxing and collapsing in the airway during sleep.
We offer the following treatments for sleep apnea:
Oral appliances work by holding the tongue or lower jaw in a forward position while you sleep, which helps to keep the airway open. Your oral appliance will be custom-made by our dental team to help treat mild to moderate sleep apnea.
For more severe sleep apnea, we may recommend surgery to remove excess tissue from the throat or mouth to improve airflow. 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 our patients in Pagosa Springs to ensure that your dental procedures are pain-free. There are several benefits to dental sedation. IV sedation allows patients to remain conscious throughout the entire procedure, meaning they can respond to verbal commands and questions from the dentist or staff, 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.
IV sedation can be helpful when undergoing extensive dental procedures.
We offer a number of oral surgeries for our patients in Pagosa Springs. Oral surgeries are beneficial in restoring or preserving your dental health, and our team are experts in performing the following surgeries:
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.
Sinus augmentation can be helpful for patients who have lost bone due to tooth loss or periodontal disease or to prepare the jaw for dental implants. The dentist will place bone graft material in the sinus cavity to help raise the sinus floor and give the jaw more height for dental implants.
Platelet-rich plasma/platelet-rich fibrin procedures help promote 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 healing
A frenectomy is a common surgical procedure performed on infants with tongue-tie in which the surgeon removes the frenum, which is a small piece of tissue that connects the lips or cheeks to the gums.
Socket preservation helps to protect the integrity of the jawbone after a tooth has been extracted. The procedure involves placing 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 is often performed in patients who have suffered from tooth loss 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.
We offer the following cosmetic dental procedures for those who are looking to improve the appearance of their smile.
We offer tooth-colored fillings to restore chipped, cracked, or worn teeth.
Porcelain Dental Veneers
Porcelain dental 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.
Dental bonding can correct cracked or chipped teeth, gaps between teeth, and crooked teeth. The procedure involves using a tooth-colored resin to bond the affected tooth or teeth.
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.
Teeth whitening can help to remove stains and restore your teeth to their natural whiteness. Our in-office treatment uses a powerful bleaching agent that can achieve results in just one visit.
Contact Us for Dental Implants and Restorative Procedures in Pagosa Springs!
If you need quality dental care, contact West Dental Implants & Prosthetics. We are happy to serve our Pagosa Springs patients!