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Your confident smile is our goal.  To get it you’ll need healthy teeth and healthy gums, and you’ll need a dentist with cosmetic dentistry expertise – to get the shape, position, and color of your teeth just right for you.  Whether you need porcelain veneers or a full-mouth restoration, Dr. Forbes and the team at Capital Dental Design in Richmond can help you every step of the way.

Dental Implants & Implant Restoration in Richmond, VA

Dental implants are one of the most effective restorative dentistry options available, because they improve your functionality, reduce your risk of developing future oral and health issues, and restore you back to having a bright, full smile. Having a missing tooth or teeth can negatively impact your life in so many ways. You can’t enjoy all the foods you once did, your speech becomes altered, and oftentimes people with missing teeth feel self-conscious and experience lowered self-esteem. While there are other treatment options for correcting missing teeth, such as dentures, they do not provide the same natural look and feel as dental implants and also do not stop the loss of jawbone and/or additional teeth.

At Capital Dental Design in Richmond, we can restore your beautiful smile and ability to make full use of your teeth. To learn more about dental implants and/or implant restoration, please refer to the following, or schedule an appointment today. We proudly serve patients throughout Richmond and the surrounding area, including neighborhoods like Southampton, Stratford Hills, Westover Hills, Bon Air, Libbie and Grove, Church Hill, The Fan, Westham, Museum District, and Mooreland Farms.

At Capital Dental Design, we are committed to providing you with effective, considerate care and helping you get the bright, beautiful smile you have always wanted!

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Dental Implant Process

The dental implant process will begin with an initial consultation, during which Dr. Forbes will evaluate and scan your mouth to determine if you are a viable candidate for dental implants. If it is determined that dental implants are the best treatment option for you, Dr. Forbes will use ultramodern imaging to determine the strongest, densest places in your jawbone to place the titanium posts. Following this, you will need to return an additional two to four times to complete the dental implant process. In some cases, it may also be necessary to extract a tooth or teeth and/or perform a bone graft for patients who have lost too much jawbone to adequately support an implant.

Prior to placing the titanium post, we will numb the area where the post is being placed. Dental sedation is also available to ensure you experience minimal discomfort and are able to remain relaxed while the procedure is performed. Once you are comfortable, we will make a small incision in your gums and place the post. After placement, the titanium post will require time to fully fuse with your jawbone (3-6 months). During this time, you will be given a temporary prosthetic. Once the posts have fully fused, you will return for placement of your permanent crown.

Dental Implant Restoration

Although the dental implant procedure is usually successful, there are times when the implant becomes damaged or fails. This can happen for several reasons, and is more likely in patients who have osteoporosis, diabetes, bruxism, autoimmune disorders, a history of gum disease, or who do not practice good oral hygiene. Common indications that an implant requires restoration is inflammation or pain around the implant. Recessed and/or bleeding gums and an implant that is loose are also common signs that there is an issue that needs to be addressed. If you are experiencing any issues with your implant, contact Dr. Forbes who can fix the problem and restore you back to a bright, healthy smile.

Advantages of Dental Implants

There are several unique and important advantages to dental, which includes the following:

  • Improves overall strength and health of your teeth and gums
  • Reduces your risk of developing oral health issues in the future
  • Restored facial and lip support
  • Secure and comfortable
  • Improves speech
  • Provides constant stimulation to the jawbone, which prevents deterioration
  • No denture adhesives required
  • Decreased gum tissue irritation
  • Restored ability to enjoy more types of food
  • Improved nutritional absorption and digestion
  • Restores your natural healthy-looking smile, which can increase your confidence, improve your social life, and may even create new professional opportunities

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Cost of Dental Implants and Implant Restoration

Several factors will determine the total cost of your dental implants and/or implant restoration, such as the severity of your case, how many implants are placed or restored, if dental sedation is necessary, and whether the procedure is covered (and if so, how much) by your dental insurance plan. Prior to scheduling any procedure, we will discuss the anticipated costs, verify your benefits (if applicable) to determine out-of-pocket costs, and answer any questions you may have about billing.

If you are not covered under a dental insurance plan, or if you are simply interested in saving money, consider joining the Capital Dental Design Membership Plan. Although we make every effort to keep our services affordable for all patients, joining our membership plan allows us to save you even more money by covering the cost of preventive care such as cleanings, exams, and routine x-rays. We also offer discounts of 10-15% on other dental services offered at our clinic. To learn more about our membership plan, payment options, or anticipated costs, contact our office today!

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Call Today to Schedule a Consultation

At Capital Dental Design in Richmond, one of the main things our patients love about us is that we are a patient-centered practice. We treat our patients like family, which means we take the time to understand who you are, your medical and oral health history, and your oral health goals, because doing so allows us to do everything we can to help you and your family reach those goals.

If you have not joined us as a patient yet and/or if you would like to schedule an appointment to determine whether dental implants or an implant restoration is right for you, contact us today online or call us directly at (804) 320-8894.

We are here to brighten your smile and provide you with the personalized care you deserve!