Dental implants from Family Dentistry of Short Pump in Glen Allen – your smart choice.
If you’re considering dental implants, they can be a smart choice if your teeth are damaged or worn down. Today’s implants are strong, stable, and long-lasting; and when done by the expert dentists at Family Dentistry of Short Pump, they will look, feel, fit, and function just like natural teeth. Dental implants are an affordable and convenient solution to help you restore your smile.
You can feel comfortable with dental implants.
In fact, last year over half a million people had dental implants placed in the United States because it’s a proven procedure with multiple advantages, including:
- They last long term.
- They’re secure—modern implants look and feel natural without slipping like dentures sometimes do.
- Implants preserve your jawbone and help protect other teeth from damage.
- They don’t need to be removed for cleaning, so they’re more convenient than other options.
- The shape of your face and smile stay intact.
The team at Family Dentistry of Short Pump will walk you through every step of the process so you feel comfortable. First, metal posts are placed into your jawbone below the gum line. The dental implants are mounted securely on these posts, giving you a brand-new tooth! Not only will this improve your self-esteem, but also your overall health.
Don’t live with a hole in your smile – call Family Dentistry of Short Pump today at 804-527-2982 to learn more about how we can help you!
Abutment and Placement
Most implants have three pieces: the implant that goes in your bone, the abutment (or connector) that holds the tooth, and the crown tooth that attaches to the abutment. The crown is shaped like a tooth and made to look like the others around it so that it is not obviously false. Abutments are made of different materials, most commonly titanium, but they can also be made of gold or zirconia. A special type of dental cement is used to keep the crown attached to the abutment. Well made dental implants have a very tight connection between the implant and the abutment. This is important for the long-term maintenance of your bone around the implant.
Here at Family Dentistry of Short Pump, our goal is to create healthy smiles that patients are proud to show off. For some patients, our All-on-4® dental implant restoration is the ideal solution.
With the All-on-4 process, patients who are in danger of losing all or most of their upper and/or lower teeth will enjoy durable, long-lasting replacements that function and feel like normal teeth. Best of all, you can avoid the need for loose, restrictive dentures.
Imagine being able to replace your lost tooth, not with removable dentures, but with an implant that looks and feels just like a normal, secure tooth. With dental implants from your Glen Allen dentist, you can accomplish this. This procedure has become a popular option in dental reconstruction, with over a half a million implants placed every year in the U.S. With their natural appearance and strong fit, BioHorizon dental implants can be your answer to repairing your smile.
It's our goal at Family Dentistry of Short Pump to provide our patients with the latest and most advanced products in dentistry. That's why we use BioHorizons®, a leading producer in dental implants. Using the latest scientific innovations, BioHorizons® offers a full line of dental implants that preserve healthy teeth, prevent bone loss, and function just like strong, natural teeth.
Implants vs. Bridges
Dental implants are the next best thing to your healthy, natural teeth. Strong and stable, a dental implant restores a lost tooth so that it looks, feels, fits and functions like a natural tooth when implanted by your dentist. While dental implants may need periodic adjustments, they can last a lifetime when properly placed and cared for over time.
A bridge is a restoration for two or more missing teeth in a row. Common restorations like fixed bridges or removable partials can cause the surrounding bone to weaken because they are dependent on adjacent teeth for support. However, implant-supported bridges integrate with the natural bone, providing a much stronger and more natural restoration.
A dental crown is a restoration that replaces the top part of the tooth. A single tooth that needs to be completely replaced can be restored utilizing an implant-supported crown. The crown is typically made of porcelain, giving the restoration a natural look.
An implant-supported denture is a type of overdenture (a removable partial denture or a complete denture that covers and rests on one or more remaining natural teeth, the roots of natural teeth, and/or dental implants) that is supported by, and attached to, implants. A regular denture rests on the gums and is not supported by implants.
Individual Dental Implants
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath the gum line to replace the tooth's root. It is then topped with a crown after healing to provide the appearance of a natural, healthy tooth. If you're considering implants, you must have healthy gums and a jaw bone that is strong enough to secure and support the post.