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Dental Implants

Are you looking for a reliable, longterm 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 Sets Us Apart? Dentistry with a Personalized Touch

Top-Rated

Bear Creek Family Dental has received over 100 five-star reviews for the unparalleled level of care we provide. We strive to make each dental visit as pleasant and enjoyable as possible while providing stunning dental implant restorations of the highest quality.

Values Patient Education

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.

Compassionate Team

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 learn about their needs. Here, you’re treated like a person, not just another appointment to check off for the day.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are the most trusted and reliable tooth replacement solution in dentistry. They are made up of three parts: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration. Once placed into the jaw, the titanium posts mimic tooth roots and fuse with the surrounding tissue. Dr. Bauer coordinates with some of the finest oral surgeons in the area to place the implants. Once you are fully healed, you’ll return to our Lakewood office to receive your restoration and complete the process.

"Dr. Bauer and His Staff Are Amazing!"

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Vicki Groninga

2020

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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 dentist

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Mike Stapp

2019

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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. Mike

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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 form and a member of our team will be in contact with you. You may also call our Lakewood office at:

(303) 988-6767

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What are My Restoration Options?

Here at Bear Creek Family Dental, we offer three kinds of dental implant restorations. Together, our dentist will work with you to determine which is best for your individual needs.
Implant-supported crown

Crowns

Dr. Bauer offers gold or high-grade porcelain crowns to replace a missing tooth or teeth and provide years of durability.

Implant-supported bridge

Bridge

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.

Implant-supported denture

Dentures

Patients missing a full arch of teeth can experience a total transformation with the stability of implant-supported dentures.

Why Dental Implants Are the Superior Choice

Long-Lasting

After 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.

Jawbone Retention

Just 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 Function

Missing 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-Esteem

Implant-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.

Hear from More Happy Patients

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K K

2019

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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.

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Charity Witherell

2019

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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.

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The Dental Implant Treatment Process What to Expect

Consultation

Dr. Bauer will conduct an in-depth evaluation to learn about your treatment goals and determine if implants are right for you. He uses x-rays to examine your teeth, gums, and jaw. If he determines implants are the best solution for your missing teeth or tooth, he will recommend a trusted oral surgeon to perform your surgery.

Preparatory Procedures

Before beginning the implant process, any preparatory procedures such as bone grafting will be performed by a specialist. Once your gums have fully healed, the implant process can begin.

Implant Placement

The implant dentist will administer anesthesia to numb the area and ensure your comfort at all times. A small incision is made along the gums to access the jaw. The titanium posts are then carefully inserted into the jawbone.

First Healing Period

It will take around four to six months for the area to heal after implant placement. Over time, the titanium posts naturally fuse to the jawbone, locking them into place and creating a solid foundation.

Abutment Placement

After healing is complete, you will return to the dentist for abutment placement. The process is fairly simple and involves attaching the abutment to the titanium post.

Second Healing Period

It will take around two weeks for the implant area to heal after abutment placement.

Impressions

You will return to Bear Creek Family Dental to begin planning and designing your restoration. Dr. Bauer will take digital impressions of your mouth to create a crown, denture, or bridge that closely resembles natural teeth. The impressions are sent to an off-site dental lab, where technicians will create your stunning restoration.

Restoration Placement

Once the restoration is ready, Dr. Bauer will attach your custom crown, bridge, or denture to the implant for results that look and feel like a real tooth.
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Dr. Gregory Bauer

Dr. Bauer of Bear Creek Family Dental is committed to providing every patient with a positive dental experience. We use the latest tools and techniques at our office to preserve and promote your oral health. Dr. Bauer is proud to be affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

For more information about our services, contact our practice online or call (303) 988-6767 today.

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3333 S Wadsworth Blvd
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