Are you looking for a reliable, long-term solution you can count on to fill in the gaps left by missing teeth?
Dr. Gregory Bauer provides dental implant restorations to help you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile that is functional and aesthetic.
Find out why patients throughout Lakewood, CO, trust our friendly dental team to provide the care they need…
What Are Dental Implants?
Why Dental Implants Are the Superior Choice
Long-LastingAfter getting dental implants, you’ll likely never have to worry about them again. With proper care and maintenance, implants can last a lifetime. However, your restoration will eventually need to be replaced, making it important to stay on top of your routine dental exams at our Lakewood office.
Jawbone RetentionJust one missing tooth can drastically affect your jaw and cause the tissue to weaken over time due to bone atrophy. This can cause you to look older than you are and give your face a sunken appearance. Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that can prevent jawbone recession.
Restored FunctionMissing teeth can make it difficult to chew or properly enunciate words. Dental implants restore your ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently. You don't have to worry about your restorations slipping out of place the way traditional dentures sometimes can.
Boosted Self-EsteemImplant-supported restorations look and feel like natural teeth and are designed to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. Patients enjoy higher self-esteem and no longer feel the need to hide their smiles or feel self-conscious about their appearance.
"The Staff Here is the Best."
Dr. Bauer and his staff are amazing!! Dr. Bauer is caring, compassionate and a wonderful dentist. He takes the time to explain everything he is doing and is really gentle...I have never really been fond of dentists but my experience with this practice has changed my outlook, The staff here is the best! I highly recommend this practice to anyone searching for a dentistView on Google
Bear Creek Family Dentists exemplifies how a dental center should operate. It starts with the front office that are the friendliest, most professional and accomadating you will find. Then the gentile care, knowledge and outstanding results of the hygienists and Dr. Bauer continue to impress me. I've been a client of theirs for decades and highly recommend them. MikeView on Google
Start Your Journey to a Healthier Smile Request Your Consultation Today
Missing teeth can wreak havoc on your daily life. Are you tired of not being able to eat certain foods, having trouble pronouncing words, and not feeling confident about your smile? We invite you to book a consultation with Dr. Bauer to learn more about your options and how dental implants can truly transform your quality of life.
To get started, fill out our online contact form and a member of our team will be in contact with you. You may also call our Lakewood office at:
Why Choose Us for Dental Implants? Dentistry with a Personalized Touch
Dental implants can be confusing, but we’re here to make them as simple as possible. We explain each treatment step in full detail to ensure patients understand the procedure and feel empowered and confident that implants are the best solution for them.
Our Lakewood team treats every patient like family. We truly love our jobs and enjoy getting to know each one of our patients on a personal level and learning about their needs. Here, you’re treated like a person, not just another appointment to check off for the day.
What are My Restoration Options?
Dr. Bauer offers gold or high-grade porcelain crowns to replace a missing tooth or teeth and provide years of durability.
If you are missing one or more consecutive teeth, a dental bridge is an excellent option to fill in the gaps to rebuild your smile.
Patients missing a full arch of teeth can experience a total transformation with the stability of implant-supported dentures.
"Dr. Bauer and His Staff Are Amazing!"
I have been a patient at Bear Creek Dental for over 10 years. The hygienists are top notch. And Dr. Bauer has never done wrong by me. This is a very friendly, comfortable, and highly competent dental office. Thank you Bear Creek.View on Google
Dr. Bauer is friendly and is personable. He takes time out of his busy schedule to ask how you are and always explains any procedures very thoroughly. The staff are welcoming and friendly as well. If you are looking for a new dentist, try it out. You will be glad you did.View on Google
The Dental Implant Treatment Process What to Expect
Let's Talk About Dental Implants Contact Us to Get Started
You don't have to go through life with missing teeth. Dr. Bauer can use dental implants to restore your smile and truly change your life. There's no reason to wait. Contact our Lakewood dental practice today to discuss implant options with a respected dentist.
You can arrange a dental implant consultation by contacting us online or calling our office. We look forward to hearing from you.
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Words of Praise From Happy Patients
Is it crazy to say that I actually look forward to going to the dentist!?? I have been going to Dr. Bauer for years (both the old one and the new one) and they do the best dental work around! The whole staff is friendly and courteous and they truly make me love my teeth!! Best dentist ever!View on Google
We have been going Bear Creek Dental for about 35 years long before Greg Bauer took over for his uncle. Service has not changed in the entire time. The Dr and hygienists all very caring, honest and easy to talk to. Don’t change.View on Google
Imagine Your Life with Dental Implants
Smile with Confidence
If you have a missing tooth, you probably don't like smiling for photos, and you may have mastered the art of covering your mouth when you laugh. After replacing your tooth with a dental implant and a natural-looking restoration at our Lakewood practice, you'll love smiling. This can help you come across as more friendly and joyful.
Bite and Chew Normally
Patients who choose traditional dentures or bridges often have to change the ways they bite and chew to keep their restorations in place. On the other hand, when you attach your prosthetic teeth to dental implants, they'll be fastened directly to your jawbone, allowing you to bite into all of your favorite foods without a second thought.
Traditional dentures can be a hassle for a number of reasons, but cleaning and maintaining them may be the worst of all. Meanwhile, implant-supported restorations can be treated just like natural teeth. You can bite and chew without worrying about them slipping out of place, and you can brush and floss your teeth like normal.
What Are the Risks of Dental Implants?
The surgical procedure to place the implants involves the same risks as any type of oral surgery. These risks include infection and negative reactions to anesthesia. Dr. Bauer only partners with trusted and experienced oral surgeons in the Lakewood area, so you can be confident that your procedure will be conducted as safely as possible.
There is a very small risk of implant failure, meaning the titanium implant fails to integrate with the bone. When this occurs, it's usually because the patient was not a good implant candidate in the first place, due to factors like poor bone density or tobacco use. Dr. Bauer will conduct a thorough evaluation during your initial consultation, and he will only recommend you for implant treatment if he is sure you are a good candidate.
Dental Implants Success Rates
Dental Implant FAQ
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Some insurance plans will offer partial coverage for dental implant treatment, while others will not. If implants themselves are not covered, certain preparatory procedures or restoration costs may be. Insurance coverage for implant treatment can be confusing. Our team in Lakewood will help you review your policy so you can be sure to maximize your benefits.
Is it painful to receive dental implants?
Your implant placement procedure will be conducted with local anesthesia, so you shouldn't feel any discomfort during the surgery. If you are particularly nervous about implant surgery, we can help you find an oral surgeon who offers sedation, which can help you achieve deep relaxation during your treatment. After the implant surgery, you will likely experience some swelling and tenderness for a few days, but this can be effectively managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
Why are implant dentures better than traditional dentures?
Implant-supported restorations are superior to traditional dentures for several reasons. First, implant-supported restorations are connected directly to the jawbone, so they never slip or slide while you are speaking or eating. Second, because implants connect to the jawbone and replace tooth roots, they keep the bone strong and healthy, which reduces your risk of additional tooth loss and prevents you from developing a sunken facial appearance.
Should I remove my unhealthy teeth and get implants?
At Bear Creek Family Dental in Lakewood, CO, we believe that natural teeth are always preferable to artificial teeth. If there's a chance to save your natural teeth, our dentist will recommend that route first. However, if your teeth have experienced extreme decay or breakage, removing the teeth and beginning dental implant treatment may be a viable option.
How do I choose an implant dentist?
If you are considering dental implants, you should work with a respected dentist who will take the time to educate you about implant treatment and treat you with respect. Dr. Bauer is recognized by several professional organizations, and he excels at making his patients feel comfortable and valued. Plus, he uses natural-looking restorations that can give you a beautiful, confident smile.
"You Know You're in Good Hands in This Dental Practice"
I strongly considered switching dental practices simply because Bear Creek Family Dental is a little ways from where I live but when Doctor Bauer called me the night I had oral surgery to check up on me - it completely changed my mind! It meant so much to me that Doctor Bauer would take time out of his night to make a personal call - Bear Creek Family Dental has earned my loyalty!View on Google
I have been a patient here for 30 years! The second Dr. Bauer is as excellent as the first Dr. Bauer. Office staff is welcoming, responsive, and caring. Dr. Bauer is thorough and extremely knowledgeable, as well as very thoughtful about patient comfort and understanding of procedures. You know you're in good hands in this dental practice.View on Google