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Dental Implant Restoration
Richmond, VA

Beautiful Black couple speaking with dentist about dental implant restoration from Richmond VA Dental Arts in Richmond, VA Thanks to advancements in dental technology, people who are missing teeth can get them replaced with dental implants. Dental implants are small titanium screws that are placed in the jawbone and provide a foundation for your artificial tooth or crown. These implants can integrate with the jawbone, strengthen your natural bone structure, and deliver more stability to the jaw. At Richmond VA Dental Arts, Faryl K. Hart, DDS and Dr. Hart highly recommend the use of dental implants as replacement teeth.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

A dental implant is a hypoallergenic prosthetic designed similar to an 8mm to 16mm screw. This implant is placed in your jaw and fuses to the bone in various steps.
In the first step, Faryl K. Hart, DDS and Dr. Hart will make a small hole at the site of the missing tooth. This surgery is painless since the jawbone has minimal nerve endings and it is done under local anesthesia. The dental implant is then placed in the jaw and allowed to heal for a period of time, which is approximately six months. However, the exact duration of healing depends on the quality of your jawbone and your overall health. During this process, the bones in your jaw will fuse to the dental implant. This process is known as osseointegration and is responsible for the stability of your artificial tooth. Once osseointegration is achieved, we will fix a small rod-shaped object to the implant, which will serve to attach the crown to the implant. We will then take impressions of your mouth and dental arch to craft an artificial tooth for you. This process can take about two weeks. Once the crown is finished, we will attach it to the abutment. As soon as this process is done, you are ready to eat all your favorite foods.

Who is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

One of the best things about dental implants is that any person with generally good oral health can be a good candidate for the implant. However, there are some conditions that need to be treated or eliminated before you can use these implants.

•  Dental implant surgery should only be done on people who are at least 18 years of age as their jaw has finished developing
•  People who have compromised immunity like those with HIV/AIDs and diabetes should consult their GP first to find out if the procedure will be effective for them
•  Pregnant women, particularly those in their first trimester
•  People who are undergoing cancer treatment and require radiation therapy to the head and neck region
•  People who are undergoing organ transplant and are taking immunity-suppressing drugs
•  People who excessively smoke or consume alcohol
•  People who do not practice good oral hygiene or dietary habits

People who have a low bone density in their jaw may need to get bone augmentation to create strong bones in the jaw. This is a minimally invasive surgery during which we will make a small cut in your gums to expose the underlying bone. We will then pack this space with a natural or artificial bone grafting material and suture it closed so that it can heal. The bone graft will result in healthy bone regeneration, which will increase your chances of getting a dental implant. If missing teeth are preventing you from living your life to the fullest, Faryl K. Hart, DDS and Dr. Hart at Richmond VA Dental Arts can help you get a dental implant which can effectively restore the functions of your teeth.

Schedule an appointment by contacting us at 804-278-4141 so that we may determine whether you are a viable candidate for dental implants.
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