Do I Floss My New Tooth Implant?

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After one of our patients gets a dental implant here at Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO, one of the first things we discuss is how to care for it. Most ask: is it any different than caring for natural teeth? Do I need to change my flossing technique? The answer is: it’s similar, but…

Tooth Implants: The Role Of The Abutment

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Dental implants from Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO have the potential to transform lives. The dental implant procedure involves three main parts: The implant—also called a post or artificial tooth root The abutment—a connector piece The prosthesis—artifical tooth crown, dental bridge, or denture/partial denture In this post, we discuss the critical connecting component: the…

How Are Dental Implants Priced?

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In this post from Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette, we take a look at the pricing of dental implants. Looking into the cost and getting an easy answer can be frustrating. But there is a reason for that. Let’s take a moment to explain why most dental practice sites don’t publish the cost of tooth…

Tooth Replacement For The 21st Century

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Not everything was better back in the “good old days.” Take dentures, for instance. Dentures have been around for generations and have certainly improved the lives of thousands of people. But they don’t compare favorably to modern implant dentures, like those available from Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette. Traditional dentures can impede many critical oral…

Titanium: The Bone-Loving Metal

The key to a successful dental implant is osseointegration: the fusing of the implant with the patient’s jawbone. At Boulder County Smiles in Lafayette CO, we have performed many dental implants, and are proud that they have a success rate greater than ninety percent. Some patients think of dental implants as replacement teeth. But strictly…