Dental implants offer a long-term option for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Mimicking natural tooth structures, dental implants integrate firmly with the jawbone to replace the roots and crowns of missing teeth. Implant posts made of titanium or another biocompatible material are surgically positioned in the bone and restored with a natural-looking crown, bridge, or denture that looks and acts like real teeth. Experienced and talented restorative dentists Dr. Najib Adi and his team work closely with our periodontal specialist to complete dental implant procedures in our state-of-the-art Gainesville, VA dental practice. If you have a gap in your smile left by tooth loss or a damaged tooth that cannot be restored, contact Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics today to reserve your implant consultation with our skilled and caring team.
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Dental implants may be ideal for replacing single or multiple missing teeth by connecting an implant-supported crown, a bridge, or a denture to titanium posts implanted within the jawbone. Many patients prefer dental implants for the long-term advantages and oral health benefits they bring to the smile. You may be a good candidate for dental implants if you have lost one more teeth or have teeth that cannot be repaired. Solid jawbone support is needed for lasting implant success, so if you have bone loss in your jaw, our team may need to prepare your mouth for implants with a bone grafting procedure. Implant dentistry options may not be a good choice if you use tobacco, have poor oral health, are pregnant, or are medically compromised. Dr. Adi and his team have advanced training and expertise in dental implants and can help you determine if implants are right for your smile.
What To Expect
Depending on your oral health needs, we may need to prepare your mouth for implants and jaw with tooth extractions or bone grafting before beginning your tooth replacement procedures. Once your jaw is ready to receive implants, our team will numb the treatment site and position your dental implant posts strategically within your jaw. We offer sedation dentistry services to help ensure you enjoy a comfortable and relaxed implant visit.
To place your implant, we make a small incision in your gums and insert the implant post within the bone. We will then either suture your gums over the implant or around a portion of the implant that sits above the gums, depending on the type of implant you are receiving. A temporary restoration may be placed to cover your implant and allow for normal oral function while the site heals. Once your implant fully integrates with the surrounding bone (a process called osseointegration), Dr. Adi and his team will custom-create your implant crown, bridge, or denture appliance and attach it securely to your implant posts. We will then adjust your bite and ensure a proper and comfortable fit.
Following your implant surgery, you may experience minor swelling, discomfort, or bruising in your jaw and face. Our team will let you know what to expect during the recovery phase and what symptoms should be reported to our practice. You may also be given a prescription for pain medication to help keep you comfortable while you heal. When your implants are ready to be restored, we will take an impression of the area and send these molds to our professional dental lab, where your implant crown, bridge, or denture will be made of the highest-quality materials. Dr. Adi and his team will cement or screw your restoration onto your implant post and provide instructions on how to care for your implants at home. Just like real teeth, dental implants require daily flossing and brushing to keep the tissues supporting them healthy and strong. It is also important to keep up with regular dental cleaning and exam visits at Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics so that our team can continue to monitor the health and integrity of your tooth replacement.
A portion of your dental implant procedure may be covered by your dental insurance. To determine your coverage amounts, our knowledgeable administrative team will contact your provider to learn about your benefits. We will also let you know about your treatment costs and review our convenient payment methods. To help you get the care you need for your smile, Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics takes measure to offer affordable care and accepts low-interest financing payment plans through CareCredit®.
Dental implants may be an excellent tooth replacement option and can allow you to enjoy a healthy, beautiful smile for years to come. A consultation with Dr. Adi and our periodontal specialist can help you determine if implants are the right choice for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth. Learn more about the benefits of dental implants by scheduling your treatment consultation with our experienced team at Atlas Walk Dental & Orthodontics in Gainesville, VA.