Missing teeth can not only be embarrassing, but may undermine the health of your entire smile.
If you're missing one or all of your teeth, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum can restore your ability to bite, chew, and smile with dental implants.
Learn how Pioneer Hills Dental in Aurora, CO, can treat tooth loss using implants.
Dental Implants Work Understanding How
Artificial Tooth Roots
Dental implants are artificial roots that are surgically embedded into the jawbone. During a months-long recovery, the implants fuse with the jawbone, a process known as osseointegration.
Support for False Teeth
Once the implants are topped with an abutment, they are able to support crowns, bridges, or full sets of dentures.
Since the implants fuse with the jawbone, they offer greater stability, comparable to natural tooth roots. No creams or adhesives are required to keep implant restorations in place as you eat and speak.
Natural-Looking Results for a Fully Functional Smile
Candidacy for Dental Implants
Missing or Broken TeethPeople who are missing teeth or have severely decayed or fractured teeth are ideal candidates for dental implants. A broken tooth will need to be extracted before an implant can be placed.
Healthy Enough for Oral SurgeryPatients must be in good enough health to undergo oral surgery. They should not suffer from any medical conditions that put wellness at stake or that increase the risk of complications.
Sufficient Bone and Gum StructureHealthy bone and gums are needed to support the implant. Since tooth loss leads to bone loss and gum recession, lack of tissue density could pose problems for some potential patients.
Contact a Skilled Dentist to Learn About Dental Implants
Dr. Wolbaum is one of the leading dentists in Aurora, CO. He strives to provide families with compassionate and effective cosmetic, restorative, and general dentistry solutions. When it comes to dental implants, he is someone patients can trust.
Dr. Wolbaum holds a Misch Fellowship from the Misch International Implant Institute, an organization that has set the standards for dental implant education for more than 30 years. A Misch Fellowship dentist is someone with advanced knowledge about implants, bone grafting, and achieving lasting results for patients.
To learn more about dental implants and how they can benefit you, contact Pioneer Hills Dental online. You can also reach our practice by phone at:
Five Star Dentistry for the People of Aurora
Flawless experience from start to finish! Dr. Wolbaum's practice is clean, professional, transparent, and he and the staff truly care about their patients. They welcomed me in like family even amidst a global pandemic!
Shout out to Amanda for your patience and cooperation with all of my insurance/dental questions. You were always so thorough, accurate, and transparent about insurance costs and set a great expectation for my 1st visit!
Thank you to Dr. T (Terrence Wolbaum) for taking the time to really get to know me and my specific needs as a patient and for being so empathetic, educational, and genuine as a Doctor and community leader.
Finally, thank you to Jennifer for providing me a nice welcome in the dental chair and ensuring I was comfortable and relaxed. Will definitely be bringing my family here and referring others to do the same!
Dr. Wolbaum and the staff of Pioneer Hills Dental are absolutely amazing. From the minute that you walk into the door you are greeted by a friendly staff member. The dental hygienists are friendly, professional, and highly knowledgeable. Dr. Wolbaum is very thorough in his analysis of your dental health and funny and friendly as well. My family and I always feel at home when coming for our dental appointments. All of the staff is readily available for assistance and their level of communication is unmatched. I highly recommend Pioneer Hills Dental for all of your dental needs.View On Google
Types of Dental Implants We Use at Our Practice
Traditional dental implants consists of a screw made of titanium or other biocompatible materials. The implant post is anchored into the jawbone. We use high-end BioHorizons and Astra implants at Pioneer Hills Dental given their high success rates.
Mini dental implants are similar to traditional implants. Because they are smaller in diameter, they require less jawbone structure to be anchored in place and can thus be inserted without a bone graft. The final results of getting mini dental implants are comparable to those of traditional implants.
The All-on-4® system is a way to get a set of full dentures supported by just four dental implants. The best part is that the implants are placed in a single visit. Thanks to careful placement and planning, these same-day implants yield great results.
Facts and Figures Tooth Loss Among Older Patients
*According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Given the rates of tooth loss, it's no surprise that many of our patients who get implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures are age 50 and older.
Bone and Gum Grafting Before Placing Implants
Bone grafts restore density to the jawbone through the use of harvested bone, donor bone, or synthetic material. After healing, the patient will be ready for dental implants.
A gum graft rebuilds the gumline along the gap left by a missing tooth or multiple teeth. Soft tissue harvested from the palate or donor allografts can be used.
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Dr. Wolbaum and the entire team at Pioneer Hills Dental is proud to offer the families of Aurora, CO, a patient-centered dentistry experience. We build genuine connections with our patients and believe strongly in connection and community.
Dr. Wolbaum is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the Metropolitan Denver Dental Society, and the New Dentist Committee.
To speak with a Misch Fellowship dentist about dental implants, contact Pioneer Hills Dental online. You can also call our office at:
High Quality Dental Care Helping People All Over Aurora
I always hated going to the dentist until I found Pioneer Hills. Dr. Wolbaum and his staff are caring, efficient, and professional. Their oral health services are excellent, and they are compassionate about your health. By far, the best experience!View On Google
I’ve been to a few other dental places before I found Pioneer Hills Dental and haven’t gone anywhere else since! The staff here truly cares about their patients. They are always thorough in their cleaning and are honest in their recommendations.View On Google
A Treatment Timeline for Placing Dental Implants
From start to finish, the process of placing and restoring dental implants typically takes several months to complete. When you visit our Aurora practice, we will provide a detailed breakdown of the process.
Thanks to implants, Dr. Terrance Wolbaum is able to rejuvenate the appearance and strength of a person's smile.
High Rates of Satisfaction from Dental Implant Patients
Implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures have high rates of success and satisfaction. The majority of patients are satisfied by the look and feel of the results.
State-of-the-Art Dental Care for Families Here in Aurora
What a great dental office! Very clean, worked really well with my difficult schedule, everyone was very professional but also warm and kind. For those who don’t mind going to the dentist or those who are apprehensive about it, this office is a great choice! They’ll make you feel comfortable.View On Google
I'm terrified of the dentist, as many people are. It took me a long time to schedule this appointment with the prodding of my husband, and I chose Pioneer Hills because a co-worker referred me. They were warm, welcome, and friendly from the get go and they set up a clear treatment plan. They also contacted my insurance to find out what was covered and how much I would expect to pay out of pocket. They were calm and comforting through the entire process, and I can honestly say that most of my fears of following through with my treatment plan are alleviated. I'm glad I chose them.View On Google