Our team of experienced implant dentists strives to provide the highest quality dental care while using the most cutting-edge technologies and techniques. Dental implants are available in a variety of forms, including single tooth implants, full arch implants, and all-on-4 implants. This procedure replaces missing teeth and provides a natural-looking and long-lasting solution.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

It is possible to replace a single tooth with a dental implant or more than one tooth with a dental implant. Your Short Pump dental implants team will take x-rays and impressions of your mouth to ensure the replacement teeth are comfortable. Your jawbone's height, width, and density can be determined with x-rays. Your teeth's size, shape, and color are determined by the impressions. Based on all this information, the Short Pump dental implants team can design a treatment plan that perfectly meets your needs.

The Procedure for Placing Dental Implants

You may be considering a dental implant to replace a missing tooth. An implant is a metal post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone to act as a new tooth root. After the implant has fused with the bone, a dental prosthetic (tooth-colored restoration) is attached to the post. If you're considering a dental implant, here's an overview of what to expect. To begin, you'll meet with your dentist who will take x-rays and evaluate your mouth to determine whether you're a good candidate. Your treatment plan will be tailored to your needs if you are a suitable candidate. Next, you will need surgery for implants. The procedure will be completed under local anesthesia and will be pain-free. Your dentist will make an incision in your gums and place the metal post into your jawbone during surgery. After the post is placed, stitches will be used to close up the incision. Then, the implant must fuse with your jawbone after surgery. It can take several months for osseointegration to occur. Abutments will be placed after osseointegration is complete. They connect a dental implant to a dental prosthetic. Finally, you will have your dental prosthetic installed. The procedure can be completed in one or two visits, depending on the type of restoration. Enjoy your new smile once it's in place!

Make an Appointment with a Cosmetic Dentist in Henrico Today!

Short Pump Dental can give you the smile of your dreams. Please fill out our appointment request form. You can also reach us at (804) 747-0116 if you would like more information about dental implants. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us online or by phone. We are looking forward to seeing you soon!