Why You Should Choose Dental Implants

At Pinon Hills Dental in Farmington, NM, Dr. Travis Watson places dental implants for patients who are missing teeth. You don't have to live with that gap in your teeth, an implant can save your smile!

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are made from a screw-like titanium post that gets implanted into the jaw bone, and a ceramic crown that sits on top as a replacement tooth. Together they are a strong replacement for a tooth. Implants can also replace multiple teeth with a bridge. Two posts are implanted and a custom crown that looks like multiple teeth covers them both.

Dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth because they are as strong as and blend in with your natural teeth. Missing teeth leave gaps in your smile and can cause other dental problems if the space is left empty in the mouth. Other teeth in the area will shift, and over time, the jaw bone strength can be compromised. If you are missing teeth, come see us in Farmington, NM,  to see if you are a candidate for a dental implant.

How is the Dental Implant Procedure Performed? 

The procedure for getting a dental implant begins with minor surgery to place the implant post. First, you are numbed, and then the titanium post is implanted into the jaw bone. After the initial surgery, there is a healing period of several weeks. Your jaw bone heals around the implant in a process called osseointegration. The implant and jaw bone fuse together, giving the implant its strength. During this time, you wear a temporary tooth cap while your permanent, custom crown is being fabricated.

At a final appointment, your custom crown is placed and you leave with a new tooth! To care for your new dental implant, you just need to keep taking great care of your teeth. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day. Floss in the area of the implant and remove all debris from around the crown.

If you are missing teeth, Pinon Hills Dental is here for you. Dr. Watson places implants to restore function to the mouth and restore your beautiful smile! Contact us for an appointment in Farmington, NM, at (505) 325-2859.

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  • "a month ago
    Travis Watson was truly the most kind, compassionate, honest, and detail-oriented dentist that I have ever been to. I have had work done by at least a half dozen or more dentists over the years, and Dr. Watson was BY FAR the most compassionate, kind, and caring when it came to my procedure and dental work needs. I couldn't possibly recommend. Dr. Watson and Pinon Hills Dental any higher. Five stars isn't enough. Dr. Watson should get 10 stars. If there was a Nobel Prize for dentistry, Dr. Watson should win it--and many times over. If you're considering a dentist in the Farmington area--or beyond (I came from Durango)--Dr. Watson should be your choice. Beyond belief, you'll actually look forward going to the dentist. I'm forever grateful for Dr. Watson's skill, compassion, and kindness--and you will be too."
    Peter Barr- Google Dec 2020
  • "I visited Pinion Hills Dental for the first time yesterday to get a cleaning and check up. I have nothing but great things to say about the experience that I had and quality of service. I had a great interaction with everyone involved from the front desk, to the hygienist Yvette and Dr. Watson himself. Highly recommend!"
    Colby Gibson-Google Oct 2020
  • "The staff here are very friendly and accommodating. I was in a decent amount of pain so they moved my appointment up and kept me from hurting for an extra 5 days. Dr. Watson personally called me to check on me and make sure things we're ok. It means a lot that he didn't have an assistant or secretary make that call."
    Kev Sharp-GoogleNov2020
  • "Dr. Watson is absolutely incredible in every way! We have always been treated with the utmost respect, compassion and expertise. He has gone out of his way to treat our family in emergency situations. In each instant, he provided amazing and excellent care when other dentists could not. He is always positive and reassuring in all situations! His office staff, dental assistants and hygienists are incredible in every way! The atmosphere in the office is peaceful, positive and upbeat! We highly recommend Pinon Hills!!!"
    Angela McDaniels- GoogleDec2020
  • "The politeness and care of the dentist, dental hygienist and the staff wowed me today. Dr. Watson and Dr. Weber really have a vested interest in your teeth. They are very concerned to the point that I brush and floss so I won't let them down.
    You never feel belittled by anyone in the office and they only encourage you when you need to do a little better. I used to worry about going to the dentist but now I know I have people who want the best for me in the doctors office."
    Kevin Jaramillo