Dentistry: Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Common signs of obstructive sleep apnea may include the following:

  • Excessively loud snoring
  • Generalized daytime sleepiness
  • Inability to focus
  • Irritability
  • Morning headaches
  • Frequent nighttime bathroom trips

Some of the risks associated with obstructive sleep apnea are increased motor vehicle accidents, decrease in work performance, high blood pressure, increased heart failure or heart attacks, stroke, depression and diabetes. If you have one or more of the above symptoms you should see a sleep specialist or your primary care physician.

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are replacement tooth roots, which allow us to attach a restoration that corrects one or more missing teeth. Dental implants can support a replacement tooth, they can anchor bridges, partial dentures, or full dentures.

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Are dental implants expensive?

The cost of your dental implants depends on many factors including the number of dental implants placed.

For these reasons, cost can vary. Therefore, Implant & General Dentistry of Northern Colorado provides affordable financing options so your dental implant procedure is within reach.

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How successful are dental implant procedures?

Dental implants are an excellent restorative option for anyone who has lost one or more teeth. Dental implant procedures are very successful and each year thousands of people choose to replace their missing teeth with dental implants. Overall, more than 95% of all dental implants placed are successful.

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What is Sedation Dentistry?

Sedation dentistry can help a patient virtually sleep through their dental procedures. This treatment option may help those with dental fears (phobia), turn multiple appointments into a single visit, and even help patients who have difficulty with conventional local anesthesia. Sedation is a wonderful option for so many patients ask us about incorporating sedation into your next appointment. We utilize both oral and intravenous sedation in our practice.

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Who can benefit from Sedation Dentistry?

All sorts of patients can benefit! Do you

  • Have excess fears about dental appointments (dental phobia)?
  • Have difficulty achieving sufficient numbness?
  • Have adverse reactions to local anesthetics?
  • Have a strong gag reflex?
  • Have highly sensitive teeth?
  • Dislike the noises and smells associated with the dental handpiece (drill)?
  • Hate needles and shots?
  • Have complex dental problems that will otherwise take many visits to complete?
  • Wish to have a comprehensive smile redesign?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, ask us about sedation for your next appointment!