If you are looking to restore missing teeth and regain your beautiful smile, dental implants may be the answer you’ve been looking for! Dr. Kent D. Archibald offers Dental Implant consultations to patients in Fredericksburg and the surrounding areas. Call (540) 373-5642 today to learn more or to determine whether you are a candidate!
What are Dental Implants?
Before development of dental implants, bridges or dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.
Dental implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.
Do Teeth Implants Look Natural?
Dental implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
Dental Implant Surgery
Implant dentistry surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.
Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure.
How to Care for Implants
Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.
Post-op Care for Dental Implants
Dental Implants for Terminal Dentition
Contact Dr. Archibald For A Dental Implant Consultation Today!
Call 540.373.5642 today to schedule a consultation to learn more about dental implants. You can also fill out the form in our contact page, and our staff will help you set up your appointment. Dr. Kent D. Archibald serves Fredericksburg, Falmouth, and nearby areas.