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!
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, implants may be an option to help restore your smile.
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 dental implants. 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.
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.
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 implants 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.
Your dental implants can stay healthy and strong for many years with proper care and a good oral hygiene routine.
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 dental implants can help you improve your quality of life.