Using single or full mouth dental implants to restore smiles

Dr. Naveen Chennupati and his team at Best Smiles in the Richmond, Virginia area regularly work with patients considering ways for missing teeth to be replaced. One of the most popular choices is the dental implant, a titanium post placed in the jaw’s bone and restored over the top with a porcelain restoration to replace one, several, or all the teeth.

Why choose dental implants?

There are several reasons why patients prefer dental implants as missing teeth replacements. Dental implants are biocompatible with the body and are natural-looking once restored with crowns, bridges, or dentures. Patients also find dental implants versatile, replacing a single tooth or replacing all the teeth with full mouth dental implants. These restorations will last many years when patients properly care for their smile and provide full functionality.

Are dental implants painful?

As with any procedure done in the mouth, there is a healing process that takes time during which the bone wraps around the implant to hold it firmly in place. However, this recovery period is short and well-managed with over-the-counter pain medications for the first few days. Once implants are in place, there should be no discomfort, and they should look, feel, and function like natural teeth!

Are dental implants safe?

Dental implants are perfectly safe! Since they are made of titanium metal, they are biocompatible with the body, and the bone will not reject the implant when placed by a skilled professional.

How long does a dental implant procedure take?

Several factors determine the time needed to place implants, especially if patients have teeth extracted, bone grafted, or several dental implants placed. It is best to ask the dentist handling your specific case to determine the length of time for your oral surgery appointment.

How long do dental implants last?

With good care, patients can enjoy their dental implants for life!

Are you considering dental implants for missing teeth replacement?

If so, contact Dr. Naveen Chennupati and his team at Best Smiles of the Richmond, VA area to learn more about this and other tooth replacement options. The office is located at 9195 Staples Mill Road in Henrico and accepts new patients.

Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.