Dental implants are man-made replacements for natural teeth. The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone, on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. Because implanted teeth are fixed in the mouth—rather than being removable, like dentures—they allow a return to the comfort & function of natural teeth. Increased chewing ability means you can enjoy more nutritious foods, contributing to your overall health & well-being. In short, dental implants improve the quality of your life. They can improve your appearance, boost your self-confidence & allow you to speak with greater clarity. This restorative dentistry treatment can be finished in three to five visits over the space of about 4–8 months.
Not all patients are eligible for dental implants. Generally, you must be in good general & oral health to be a candidate for implants. Those who are undergoing cancer treatment, have uncontrolled diabetes or uncontrolled periodontal (gum) disease, may not be eligible for dental implants. These conditions can affect whether the dental implant can be properly secured into the bone of your jaw, & can also affect post-operative outcomes. In creating your dental implant treatment plan, the dentist will assess all of the relevant health factors & advise you accordingly.
Because dental implants are a permanent solution & don’t need to be adjusted, refitted, or replaced, they are often a more cost-effective in the long run than bridges or dentures. We understand that many patients have concerns about the cost of dental implants, & while the initial cost may seem high, having a permanent replacement for your teeth may ultimately mean you pay less for dental care in the future. Dental implants can help prevent future dental problems, especially the gradual bone loss in the jaw associated with missing teeth. Dental implants are a great investment in the long-term health of your smile. If you are interested in dental implants but have concerns about the cost, we encourage you to talk to us about your financial options.
Jeremy Cardon, DMD
Dr. Jeremy Cardon earned his bachelor’s degree from Southern Utah University & his DMD from Temple University School of Dentistry. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry & the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine where he is working to achieve his fellowship & diplomate status, respectively. Jeremy prides himself in making comprehensive dental care comfortable & affordable. He enjoys spending his spare time with his wife, Kylene, & his children Sophie, Isaac & Jameson.
Jonathan Cardon, DMD
Dr. Jonathan Cardon was raised in Washington state & earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Brigham Young University. He earned his DMD from Temple University School of Dentistry. He served in the US Air Force, completing a residency at Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital. Dr. Jonathan & his wife, Sara, have four children, Lucy, Zach, Leah & Elizabeth.
Dr. Elizabeth Huggins
Dr. Elizabeth Huggins was born & raised in South Carolina. She attended Clemson University & graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science. She then attended the Medical University of South Carolina, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. She loves the various aspects of general dentistry & enjoys working with all ages. Dr. Huggins is a member of the American Dental Association, the Colorado Dental Association & the Metro Denver Dental Society. She & her husband Zack moved to Colorado because he is stationed at Buckley Air Force Base, & they couldn’t be happier to live in such a wonderful place! During their free time, they enjoy being outside & hiking with their two little girls, Corbett & Eden.