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Dental Implants FAQs Sterling, VA

Will I need to visit a specialist for dental implants?

Our Sterling, VA dentist office is proud to offer full service dental implants. This means our doctors will perform every step of the implant process from the comforts of our dental practice. Most dentist offices are not qualified to surgically place the implant fixtures. You would have to visit an oral surgeon for this portion of your treatment. At Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, your treatment will be consistent and easy.

Do I qualify for dental implants?

Because of advances in dental technology, most patients will qualify for dental implants. If you are missing one, several, or even all of your teeth, our team can come up with a solution to replace them with a dental implant supported restoration. If you suffer from bone loss, you may need to undergo a sinus lift or bone graft. Also, it is important to be in good oral and overall health before we insert the posts. Your dentist may need to address periodontal disease or other oral health issues. To determine if you qualify for dental implants, we encourage you to schedule a one on one consultation with our Sterling, VA dentists. Here, they will analyze your entire mouth and health to determine if teeth implants are the right treatment for you.

Will I have to go without teeth during the dental implant process?

In most circumstances, we can place a temporary dental restoration until it is time to place the final one. This means you will never have to go without teeth during the lengthy implant process.

How do dental implants prevent bone loss?

Teeth roots are responsible for providing the jaw bone with stimulation. This helps the bone regenerate and stay strong and healthy. When a tooth goes missing, the root no longer is present to keep the bone healthy. Eventually, it will begin to deteriorate. When a dentist inserts a dental implant into the bone, it will act as and replace the tooth root. The implant will provide the bone with stimulation to help it regenerate, preventing bone loss.

Can you get single tooth implants?

If you are only missing one tooth, we can easily replace it with a single dental implant. All we need to do is insert a single dental implant into the jawbone at the void. This is a simple surgical procedure that we can perform in about 1-2 hours. Then we will restore the implant with a dental crown about three to six months later.

How are dental implants like natural teeth?

An implant supported dental restoration is the only option that replaces the teeth at the root. Every other option only replaces the crown portion of the teeth. By replacing the root portion of the teeth, it helps stabilize the restoration. The implants will hold the crown, bridge, or denture firmly in place. Not only will your new teeth look natural, but they will function like real teeth as well.

How much do dental implants cost?

No two patient’s bill will be the same. There are so many factors that go into determining the total cost of a patient’s dental implant treatment. Some of these factors include:

  • Number of missing teeth
  • Location of missing teeth
  • Number of dental implants
  • Type of dental implants
  • Type of dental restoration

Also, the current state of your oral health will affect the total cost. The best way to get an accurate estimate is to schedule a consultation at Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Sterling, VA.