Implants & Surgery
At Crested Butte Dentist we are always trying to minimize pain! This is why we use PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) to speed the healing process after an extraction is done. We draw our patient’s blood prior to surgery and use a centrifuge to extract the best parts. After the tooth has been removed we put our patient’s own healing factors back into the surgery site. If we are doing bone grafting for a future implant we also mix the PRP in with the graft, which not only speeds healing and minimizes pain but also makes the bone integration more predictable.
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Replacing irreparable or missing teeth with implants has come a long way and is now a very predictable procedure. Utilizing our technology, we can digitally plan where we want the implant to go and ensure the bone is healthy to support a dental implant. Oftentimes, we use our digitally placed implant plan to fabricate a surgical guide to guarantee the implant is placed exactly where we want it. By utilizing this technology, we minimize the size of the surgical area and greatly reduce the time of surgery and postoperative discomfort. In most cases, the appointment is an hour or less and the patient is able to continue their daily routines. If you think you would benefit from a dental implant we are happy to review the process in detail with you.