Dental Implants -- Vienna, VA
For a Youthful, Beautiful Smile
Tooth loss can be a devastating event, but it doesn’t have to be. Dental implants rebuild a missing tooth from the supportive root all the way to the visible crown, making them the most stable and attractive way to complete your smile. Many patients are eligible for dental implants, which means you may be, too. Keep reading to learn more about how we can turn back the clock after tooth loss with dental implants at Monarch Smiles.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Compared to other options in tooth replacement, dental implants offer a wealth of benefits for eligible candidates. Some of the most considerable advantages of this option include:
- Rebuild the missing tooth from the supportive root all the way to the visible crown
- Stabilize the jaw bone to retain youthful facial volume and prevent the loss of additional teeth
- Make it easier to eat to support a balanced, nutritious diet
- Eliminate lisps and whistles that may occur with an ill-fitting denture or prosthetic
- Dental implants look, fit, and feel just like your natural teeth
- Can be expected to last a lifetime, making dental implants the wisest investment in tooth replacement by far
- Can correct prior bite misalignments
- Do not require the alteration of the surrounding teeth as is necessary with a fixed bridge
- A high success rate of over 95% successful in eligible candidates
Indications for Dental Implants
Dental implants can be used to replace any number of teeth from anywhere in the gum line. The indications for dental implants are listed below.
Missing a Single Tooth
A single dental crown can be retained by one implant post surgically placed in the space where the tooth’s root was. This eliminates the need to alter the surrounding teeth.
Missing Multiple Teeth
When multiple teeth have gone missing, a strategic number of implant posts can be used to retain a fixed or removable dental bridge. This prevents the surrounding teeth from shifting around and also supports a nutritious diet and proper speech.
Missing All Teeth
You can enjoy a sturdy tooth replacement, even after all the teeth have been lost. Several dental implants can be used to retain a full denture in the upper or lower jaw. This prosthetic can be fixed or removable, depending on your needs and preferences.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
There is no fixed price for dental implant procedures, and the cost of yours will depend on several factors which you will discuss in an implant consultation. Some of the considerations your implant dentist will have in mind include:
- Health of jawbone: When the teeth have been missing for a while or in cases of periodontitis, you may need to have a bone graft or sinus lift performed first.
- Number of teeth missing: Implant posts are individually priced, making them more costly to replace.
- Location of missing teeth: Due to aesthetic concerns, front teeth usually more costly and complex to replace.
- Special considerations like anesthesia, sedation, and others.
No matter the cost of your dental implants, they are well worth the investment!