Dental Implants in Lake Ridge, VA
If You’re Looking to Have a Dental Implant Procedure in Lake Ridge, VA, Call Lake Ridge Dental Associates.
Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and provide a fixed solution to having removable partial or complete dentures. Dental implants provide excellent support and stability for these dental appliances.
The implants themselves are artificial tooth roots anchored in the gum or jawbone, on which replacement teeth are permanently secured. The teeth attached to implants are very natural looking and often enhance or restore your smile! Dental implants are stable and durable and will last many years, but on occasion, they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear at our Lake Ridge, VA office.
There are various types of dental implant procedures, in our Lake Ridge, VA office we provide the following implant procedures.
Mini Dental Implants
Often done in a single visit to our Lake Ridge, VA office, mini dental implants are a new and low-cost way to secure your dentures, at less than half the cost of traditional dental implants! Even patients who have been told they aren’t candidates for traditional implants may benefit from mini implants. In some cases, your existing dentures can be used, making this implant procedure even more affordable.
Similar to traditional dentures, implant-retained dentures have a gum-colored acrylic base that holds natural-looking artificial teeth. Usually, these are made from materials that mimic the look of natural enamel, such as porcelain, ceramic, or resin. The primary difference between implant-retained dentures and traditional ones is the more natural look and optimal stability that allows patients to function naturally. During your procedure in our Lake Ridge, VA office, four to eight dental implants will be surgically placed below your gumline to ground the replacement teeth in place. This provides your implant with a strong, durable, and stable foundation that doesn’t rely on natural suction or denture adhesive, which isn’t always effective.
Single Tooth Implant
By replacing a single tooth in our Lake Ridge, VA office and you can avoid a conventional bridge and your adjacent teeth are preserved. Single-tooth implants do not decay or need root canal treatments and have the highest long-term success rates for replacing a single tooth. Enjoy your new tooth!
All-on-4 Full Arch Implant Procedure
With the All-on-4 implant procedure, we can literally restore an entire arch of teeth in just one appointment at our Lake Ridge, VA office. With just four strategically placed implants, we can use them to fully support an implant-retained denture that simply snaps or screws into them.
Implant Supported Removable Dentures
Implant supported removable dentures consist of dentures that are affixed to a surgically placed dental implants. The implants offer a stable base for the removable dentures, meaning you don’t have to fear that your dentures will slip when you are talking, eating, and drinking. They are a great long-term alternative that will last for many years if taken care of properly.
Bone Grafts & Sinus Lifts
Bone grafting helps preserve your smile and the natural contour of your jaw by adding grafting material around gum disease-affected teeth or to places where tooth loss has occurred. Placing grafted material in areas of missing teeth strengthens and prepares the sites for dental implants. Rebuilding your bone in areas of deterioration provides a firm foundation to which your implants can fuse. When you lose an upper tooth, especially to gum disease, there may be little bone with which to work. A “sinus lift” can resolve that. During a sinus lift, a small opening is made in the sinus above the roots of the affected tooth to form a small, balloon-like space where your dentist will place the composite to secure the implant.