Dental Implants in Lakewood, Colorado

the best way to replace missing teeth & Restore your smile

Schedule Your Appointment

Dental Implants at Rocky Mountain Dental Group

Having missing teeth should not stop you from achieving your best smile. Whether you are missing a single tooth or several, it is our goal to get you looking and feeling great again.

For nearly 20 years, Dr. Ontiveros has used dental implants to treat patients with missing teeth, giving remarkable results. Dr. Ontiveros studied and received his training directly under the late Dr. Carl Misch - considered to be one of the pioneers in dental implantology.

We will create a treatment plan specific to your needs to restore your smile and ensure you are satisfied with the results. 

Office sign.
A dental implant seated in the jaw bone.

The Importance of Having Teeth

Having missing teeth can affect your self-confidence, smile and how you interact with other people. Even if your missing tooth is not visible, how you chew and enjoy food is affected - without a fully functional set of teeth, eating becomes more difficult, often impossible, which can lead to digestive problems and malnutrition. The surrounding teeth also tend to shift towards the gap, affecting your bite and leading to other problems or pain.

The Consequences of Missing Teeth

Missing teeth do not cause cosmetic problems only!

When you lose your teeth, the surrounding bone in your jaw that supports your teeth begins to deteriorate. This happens because teeth help strengthen the bone through chewing, without this constant stimulation the bone weakens. Unfortunately, this type of bone loss is a normal and inevitable process that occurs when the bone is no longer supporting or connected to teeth.

Three step bone loss progression in a female patient.

Tooth Loss Leads to Bone Loss

As tooth loss increases, so does bone loss - even with the loss of a single tooth. Your teeth and the surrounding bones that support them, also support your facial features. The longer that teeth have been missing, the greater the bone loss. When facial structures lose support, the entire face begins to collapse, making you look older than you are. 

As you lose bone...

it’s more difficult to successfully replace missing teeth with dental implants
Substantial bone loss - increases costs and number of procedures
Only dental implants can stop bone loss and preserve the bone

Dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth and can be used to fully restore your smile in the most natural way possible.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth and can be used to fully restore your smile in the most natural way possible. They can be used to replace a single tooth, group, or entire set of teeth. Implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth - they are the only method of tooth replacement that can halt bone loss and will help you maintain your jawbone’s shape and density. Having an implant will also make eating, chewing, smiling and talking look and feel completely natural. 

There are three components to dental implants: a titanium post, an abutment and the crown.

Titanium has the unique ability to fuse with bone and deliver the stimulation that your natural teeth once provided. A small titanium post is used to replace the root part of your missing tooth - it is positioned inside the jaw bone just as natural tooth roots are and is not visible once surgically placed.

An abutment is then placed, it is the connecting piece attached to the titanium post and the crown.

The crown is a life-like synthetic tooth-looking part capping the abutment, this is the part of the teeth seen in the mouth.

Benefits of dental implants

Strong, long lasting, look natural
Help prevent the loss of surrounding bone
fuses to the surrounding bone, becoming one
Most reliable and cost effective way to replace missing teeth
Over 95% success rate
“I came to Rocky Mountain Dental after receiving really poor service at another dental office. I was in so much pain, crying in the reception and in the chair. No one made me feel uncomfortable for being in the upset state I was in. They explained everything so well to me and made sure I left feel assured and confident in my dental plan. Would highly recommend them to anyone who needs dental work done! The absolute best!”
- Rebecca

This video will be a message from the doctor. He'll talk about a relative topic.

we can help you replace missing teeth!

Rocky Mountain Dental Group offers FREE consultations for Dental Implants.
Call us at (303) 233-1335 or contact us online to schedule a consultation today!
Contact Us Online!

Office Information

Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-1pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed

Get In Touch

We take our patients' privacy seriously. Please avoid providing any personal health or sensitive information.
Thank you! Your submission has been received!
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Photo of doctor
"I’m committed to providing my patients with the best dental care available - I want you to look and feel amazing. I strive to address every concern you have, provide education to help you make informed decisions and provide treatment options that have your best interest in mind. I want you to leave my office feeling confident that you came to the right place."