Missing teeth can have a huge effect on your life. They make it harder to eat, speak, and keep up your self-esteem.
Though dentures and partial dentures are possible solutions, often they aren’t the best solutions. They don’t prevent jaw bone loss, which can change the shape of your mouth and face. They don’t prevent the loss of additional teeth, either.
Capital Dental Design in Richmond can fit you with state-of-the-art dental implants instead. The implants will look and feel just like your real teeth. They won’t slip out of place, embarrass you while you’re trying to talk, or force you to eat mush.
How do dental implants work?
The implant itself is a titanium rod placed through your gums and into your jawline. The rod integrates with your jaw bone. Once that process is complete, we cap the rod with a dental crown.
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Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
Most people can get dental implants, though you may need additional surgeries or procedures before Dr. Forbes will be able to place them. Those may include bone grafts, gum grafts or sinus lift procedures.
When you come in for a dental implant evaluation we’ll set you up with a full treatment plan so there won’t be any surprises. You’ll know what needs to be done, when it will be done, and how much your insurance is likely to pay. From there we can discuss how you want to proceed.
How should I care for my dental implants?
You care for dental implants exactly as you care for your natural teeth: by brushing and flossing! Of course, you also need to come in for your regular dental appointments.
Titanium roots and porcelain crowns can last up to 25 years. Crowns made of other materials might require replacement in 7 to 15 years. Dr. Forbes can tell you all about the materials we’ll use and what their lifespans are.
Smile with confidence.
Call Capital Dental Design in Richmond today to book your appointment.
“I have a phobia of the dentist not because of the dental work but because my teeth are my biggest insecurity. Rochelle was my hygienist and made me feel comfortable and relaxed. They are well-informed, professional, and family oriented. Michelle assisted Rochele and made me feel like family. I highly recommend Dr. Forbes and the Capital Dental design team. If you’re looking for a dentist, this is the place to go.” -Collier Victorian