Dental Implants in Roanoke for Rebuilding Smiles Completely
Dental implants are permanent solutions for replacing missing or severely damaged teeth. If you have failing teeth in your smile, Dr. Joshua L. DeMichele of Cave Springs Dental Arts provides complete dental implant treatment.
Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, our implant dentist can help you achieve renewed dental health, function, and quality of life once more. He also performs related procedures such as bone grafts, sinus lifts, and treating gum disease right here in our beautiful Roanoke office.
At Cave Spring Dental Arts, we use some of the latest technologies to plan precise implant placement and provide the best care possible. If you’re ready for a new smile with lifelike and secure replacement teeth, contact our office today for your consultation!
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What are Dental Implants Exactly?
Dental implants are titanium posts that typically consist of body-safe materials. They serve as artificial tooth roots once inserted in the jaw by our experienced dentist. Implants are the only tooth replacement option that become a permanent part of your jaw.
This is because of the bonding process known as osseointegration. Living tissue and bone fuse naturally with the implant post, providing a secure and long-lasting foundation.
The 3 Parts of a Dental Implant Explained
Dental implants consist of three parts. These parts are:
- The implant post, which acts as the tooth root. It rests in the jawbone, extending just above the gums.
- The Abutment, the tiny piece that connects the implant post to the custom restoration.
- The Restoration, depending on your needs, can be a crown, bridge, or denture. Your implant restoration is crafted to look, feel, and function just like natural and healthy teeth.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
If you’re an adult in good oral and general health, you could be a great candidate for implants. Dr. DeMichele and our team will work with you to help you qualify for treatment with dental implants. However, the determining factors include proper gum health and jawbone density.
Implants are placed directly into the jaw, so your jawbone needs to be strong enough to hold implants securely. Our dentist can perform bone grafting and sinus lifts if your jaw needs additional support.
Gum tissue should be healthy and free of infection. If we discover signs of gum disease during your exam, we treat the issue first. This way, we not only help to restore your oral health, but we also help promote successful implant treatment.
How Do I Qualify?
Dr. DeMichele uses innovative diagnostic technologies to help us determine that implants are the best solution for you. Our Cone Beam CT scanners take precise 3D images of your teeth, gums, jaws, and facial structures. This technology allows us to provide more accurate treatment planning by revealing the status of your oral health.
What is a Bone Graft?
A bone graft is often needed when genetics or prolonged tooth loss weakens the jawbone. Our dentist takes bone material from another area of your body or uses a synthetic material and grafts it onto your jawbone for improved density. Bone grafts are ideal for helping those who could benefit significantly from implants but need more strength added to the jaw.
What is a Sinus Lift?
Sometimes, there isn’t enough space between your sinuses and upper jaw to place implants. When this is the case, we can improve your chances with a sinus lift. This procedure adds new bone material to the area. By doing so, it creates additional jawbone density and room to place implants properly.
What Does Getting Dental Implants Involve?
Dental implant treatment is a multi-step process, one that varies from person to person. Getting implants can take anywhere from six months to over a year to complete. Care can often include multiple consultations and thorough exams, careful planning, and performing related procedures.
Dr. DeMichele can place implants with skill and precision. Our Roanoke dentist has advanced training, extensive experience in the field, and access to state-of-the-art technology. He attended hundreds of hours of continuing education training on dental implants and earned a fellowship with the American Dental Implant Association.
After placement, allowing enough time for healing and osseointegration to place is essential. Once you’ve fully healed, we invite you back to our practice to place your custom implant restoration.
What Implant Restorations Do You Offer?
We are proud to provide a variety of beautiful and resilient implant-supported restorations of the highest quality and make.
Our available options include:
The Benefits You Can Expect with Implant-Supported Restorations
Dental implants offer numerous benefits for patients with missing teeth. While removable dentures and fixed bridges have been popular choices for decades, restorations supported by dental implants are the closest in feel and function to natural teeth. They are considered the gold standard for dependable teeth replacement and can provide:
Comfort and Strength – Dental implants provide the same durability as a natural and healthy tooth. They are the only replacement for lost teeth that come with a replacement tooth root. By doing so, implants restore comfortable chewing, speaking, and smiling once more.
Secure and Permanent – Because they are placed into bone and bond with natural tissue, implants become a permanently stable part of your smile. There is no need to use messy dental adhesives to keep your restoration in place.
Reduced Risk of Jawbone Loss – When your dental implants are completed with a restoration, they help stimulate the jaw, preserving bone volume. By doing so, implants help maintain facial structures and enhance your oral health.
Contact Us for Affordable & Quality Implant Dentistry in Roanoke
We use the latest 3D guided surgery technology to develop the best treatment plans and ensure predictable results when placing and restoring implants. In most cases, every step in the dental implant treatment process can be done right in our office, saving you time and money.
The cost of dental implants will depend upon how many teeth need to be replaced and other factors, including pre-treatment. Our team at Cave Spring Dental Arts thoroughly explains the associated costs after a consultation so you can make informed decisions. We accept all types of dental insurance and offer various payment options to create manageable treatment plans. Contact us today to get started!
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