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Dental Implants

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Dental Implants in Spotsylvania, VA

When you need to have one or more of your teeth replaced, you want to choose a replacement option that provides long-term results. Our dental office in Spotsylvania, VA, offers dental implants for our patients who want to restore their smile and improve their oral health.

Dr. Clark is highly skilled in dental implant surgery and will ensure that you receive proper care from your very first visit with us. For a dental surgeon you can trust to give you beautiful, healthy replacement teeth, call Dr. Clark and the dental professionals at Smile Lake Anna today!

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a type of replacement teeth that are commonly used when a patient needs to have all or a few of their natural teeth replaced. They consist of artificial tooth roots that are made from titanium screws surgically placed into the jawbone of your mouth. Prosthetic teeth are then attached to the screws with an abutment, giving you a strong, new set of teeth to replace your lost teeth. They look and function just like natural teeth!

If you have lost teeth due to decay, gum disease, injury, or other causes, implant treatment may be an option to help restore your smile.

Soft Tissue Grafting and Bone Grafting

If you suffer from gum disease or severe periodontal disease, you may not have strong enough jaw bone or gum tissue to support the actual implant, but you may still be a candidate for implant treatment. For our patients who don’t have sufficient gum tissue or jaw bone to support dental implants, we also offer soft tissue grafting and bone grafting in order to prepare for your dental implant placement.

Types of Dental Implants

Single Tooth Implants

A single implant is used if only one tooth needs replacing. A single-tooth replacement will not only improve the look of your smile, but it will also ensure that the adjacent teeth don't shift out of their proper position.

All-on-4 Implants

All-on-4 dental implants can replace a full arch of teeth by using only four implant posts, making this a less invasive surgery with a quicker recovery time. These implants are positioned to support a full arch of teeth.

Full Mouth Rehabilitation

Full mouth rehabilitation may be recommended when patients need multiple surgeries in order to restore their teeth and gums to a strong, healthy state. Surgical procedures included in a full mouth reconstruction may include one or more of the following: soft tissue grafting/gum grafting, bone grafting, tooth extractions

What can dental implants do for you?

Dental implants can improve your quality of life in a number of ways. Not only will they restore the function of your teeth, but they look great, too.

Improved Appearance

You will no longer need to worry about unsightly gaps between your missing teeth with implants. Your new teeth will give you a beautiful, attractive smile.

Improved Speech

You will also find it easier to talk because your new teeth will not shift around as it is surgically placed into your jawbone.

Increased Comfort

When you eat and speak, your new teeth will remain stable and sturdy, meaning you don't have to worry about your implants slipping or moving around in your mouth.

Durability

Because they are made from titanium, the posts of dental implants are incredibly durable and long-lasting. Your dental crowns (the part of the tooth you can see) are also strong and can be taken care of just like natural teeth. There's no need to change up your oral hygiene routine. Brush and floss just like normal.

Improved Oral Health

The placement of titanium implants stimulate bone growth, which helps prevent future problems such as periodontal disease.

The Process of Dental Implant Placement

Before getting dental implants, our oral surgeon first performs a thorough examination of your oral health. We then create a treatment plan based on your needs. Once this has been completed, we begin preparing your mouth for the implant process by removing any plaque and tartar buildup. Next, we place small titanium posts directly into the jaw bone. These posts serve as anchors for the final crowns that will cover your implants. The oral surgeon will use a connector called an abutment to connect the actual implant to the crowns.

Once your dental implant surgery is complete, our oral surgeon will provide you with post-operative instructions for healing and recovery. If you follow these guidelines, you should experience little to no discomfort after your oral surgery.

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Caring for Your Dental Implants

Your dental implants can stay healthy and strong for many years with proper care and a good oral hygiene routine.

  • Brush and floss daily: Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to brush your teeth twice per day and floss daily.
  • Avoid tobacco: Cigarettes and tobacco products can damage your dental implants and are a leading cause of oral cancer. If you smoke or use tobacco, try to quit well before your implant surgery.
  • Schedule regular checkups: Our dentist will check your implants every six months to ensure they remain stable and healthy.

Visit us Today to Learn More About Dental Implants in Spotsylvania

When you visit our office, our dental professionals will take the time to explain your options and answer all of your questions about implants, from the pre-operative preparations all the way through the healing process and maintenance.

Our team is dedicated to providing personalized care and attention to each of our patients. Call us today to learn more about how successful implants can help you improve your quality of life.