Harrisonburg, VA Dental Implants Rebuild Strong Teeth
Tooth loss is a serious issue, and one that can have lasting consequences for your oral health, your wellbeing, and your overall sense of self-confidence. At Blue Stone Hills Dentistry, we recommend dental implants as the ideal option for replacement because of their exceptional functional and aesthetic benefits. Instead of only recreating the dental crown, implants are designed to restore your lost tooth root as well, which exists under the surface of the gums and helps stimulate the jawbone. With a new tooth root in place, patients can enjoy reinvigorated health and lifelike dental structure that’s built to last for many years to come. Our Harrisonburg practice is open to patients from Elkton, VA and surrounding areas – contact us today to learn more!
Once it’s been determined that a patient is right for dental implants, Dr. David Curtin and Dr. Sarah Janowski will be happy to recommend them to a surgical specialist in the area for the first portion of their treatment. At this time, the implants will be inserted into the jawbone, where they will gradually form strong bonds with the patient’s natural bone. Once they’ve successfully healed, it’ll be time to return to our practice and receive custom, high-quality restorations.
Dental Implant Restorations
Our recommendation for your dental implant restoration will depend on a number of factors, including the amount of teeth that need coverage and your personal budget. The available options include:
- Dental Crowns – All-ceramic dental crowns can restore individual dental implants in a way that doesn’t negatively affect the health of surrounding natural teeth. However, this option may be cost-prohibitive for patients with more extensive tooth loss.
- Implant-Retained Bridges and Dentures – Implant-retained prosthetics closely resemble their traditional counterparts with one significant difference: they’re designed to be fixed in place permanently over a certain number of implants, allowing for greater coverage and stability.
- Overdentures – Overdentures are another type of implant-retained appliance. They’re designed to be removable, allowing for easy cleaning and separate storage of the prosthetic while also providing patients with the revitalizing health benefits of placed implants.