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If you are missing a tooth, or several teeth, we believe our affordable dental implants are the closest thing you’ll find to a natural tooth. They will look and feel just like your other teeth, and no one will know that you have an implant unless you tell them. Call us to learn more about how dental implants in Northern Virginia can change how you feel about your smile. We will schedule a consultation for you with an implant specialist.
What Are Teeth Implants?
Teeth implants consist of a metal post or artificial tooth root that, when placing a endosteal implant, becomes a part of the jawbone. The implant has an abutment on the end of it that will hold a crown or other prostheses, such as a bridge or denture. Subperiosteal implants, on the other hand, consist of a metal framework affixed above or on the jawbone that holds the post, abutment, and crown. Both types of implants offer a long-term tooth replacement option that appears no different than your other teeth.
What Will My Dental Implants Cost Me?
Each patient’s dental implants cost varies since there are many variables that can affect the total price for dental implants. Your fee will depend on if you get subperiosteal or endosteal implants and whether you need any preliminary work. The materials used and the number and type of implants you receive will also affect your cost. Call us to schedule an appointment and our dentist can give you an estimate of your total cost after determining your specific needs.
Is There Dental Implants Insurance?
Generally, dental implants insurance isn’t included in dental plans; however, check your individual plan as coverage varies. Our financing plans make our affordable dental implants an attractive option for everyone who wants to replace one or more missing teeth.
What Is the Dental Implants Procedure?
The endosteal dental implants procedure is straightforward. A dentist places the implant into your jawbone, and over the course of several months, the bone grows around the implant. During this time if you experience any discomfort, your dentist may recommend over-the-counter pain relievers.
Once the site heals in a few months, our dentist will place the abutment on the implant and attach a crown with dental cement. Before the procedures, our dentist will administer local anesthesia.
What Are the Advantages of Dental Implants?
You should consider your dental implants cost an investment in a long-term tooth replacement solution that provides an excellent value since implants last much longer than traditional bridges. Other advantages include:
- Improved self-esteem
- The ability to eat any food that you like once again
- Jawbone loss prevention
- Sunken facial features prevention
- Easy oral hygiene compared to a traditional bridge
- Chewing feels natural since the implant acts like a tooth root
Types of Implants
Single Implant – One implant can replace a missing tooth with a more secure solution. Dentists used to rely on a traditional dental bridge to replace a missing tooth.
Mini Implants – These implants are narrower and shorter than regular implants. They are ideal for patients who have bone loss but cannot undergo an invasive bone grafting procedure and patients who need an implant in a narrow space.
Implant-Supported Bridge – Implant-supported bridges can replace two or more adjacent teeth without relying on the surrounding teeth for support. They are easier to keep clean than traditional bridges, resulting in better overall oral health.
How Do I Care for My Implants?
Once you have your crown in place, you’ll care for your implants just as you would your natural teeth. Brush, floss and be sure to schedule regular checkups with us.
Who Is a Good Dental Implant Candidate?
Anyone who is bothered by one or more missing teeth is welcome to call our office and request consultation with our dentist. After an examination and a quick survey about your medical and dental history, our dentist will determine if you are a good candidate for a dental implants procedure.
How Long Will My Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants last anywhere from 10 years to a lifetime. Where the implant is in your mouth and your dental hygiene determines the lifespan of your implant.
If you are interested in a long-term solution to tooth loss, contact our office to learn more about dental implants in Northern Virginia. There’s no need to go through life hiding your smile.