Dental Implants - Gainesville, VA
A Complete, Beautiful Smile for Life
Throughout your life, you had never expected to find yourself living with the challenges of tooth loss; however, now you are among the 120 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth. To regain a complete smile, you have tried traditional tooth replacement options, like bridges, partials, or dentures but they did not give you the results you wanted. As an alternative, you are considering dental implants but you are a bit hesitant because they do require dental surgery. Despite your apprehension, D Smiles Family Dentistry highly recommends them. With over a 95% success rate, you will make a long-term investment in your confidence, oral health, and quality of life.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Compared to non-implant retained options in tooth replacement, dental implants offer a wealth of benefits for patients who have lost one or more teeth. Some of the most considerable advantages of this method of replacement include:
- Dental implants rebuild the missing tooth structure from the root up for the most natural-looking and stable replacement possible
- Dental implants are easy to clean and maintain
- A comprehensive tooth replacement promotes oral and overall health
- You can eat what you like with the stability of dental implants
- Dental implants promote clearer speech
- Dental implants can correct prior dental misalignments
- When cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime
Indications for Dental Implants
To complete your smile, the number of implant posts needed will vary depending on how many teeth need to be replaced.
Missing One Tooth
For a single missing tooth, an implant post is surgically placed into the jawbone. After the bone has healed, an abutment is attached to connect a custom-made dental crown. Unlike with a traditional fixed bridge, this method does not require the alteration of the surrounding teeth.
Missing Several Teeth
In the case of several missing teeth, a bridge of prosthetic teeth is created to fill the space. This set of teeth is then held in place using one or two implant posts.
Missing All Teeth
A custom-made denture will be anchored to your jawbone using an average of four implant posts.With the use of the posts, you will not have to worry about any slipping, irritation, or discomfort. Your new teeth will stay firmly in place, allowing you to chew, speak, and smile with ease.
Cost of Dental Implants
If you are ready to complete your smile with dental implants, it is natural to be concerned about the cost of treatment. Although they do tend to cost more than traditional options, they are more affordable long-term. The amount you can expect to pay will vary as their cost is influenced by several factors, such as the number of teeth being treated, additional procedures, and your insurance coverage.
To protect your investment, it is best to brush your teeth twice a day and floss every night before going to bed. Pay extra attention when cleaning around the implant posts to reduce your risk for an infection that can lead to implant failure. In addition, do not forget to visit your dentist twice a year for preventive care.
Get a New Smile Today
If you are ready to stop living with the challenges of tooth loss, choose the next best thing to your natural teeth. Contact D Smiles Family Dentistry today to schedule your consultation for dental implants. You deserve to enjoy all the benefits of a complete, beautiful smile!