Dental Implants – Chesapeake, VA
Complete Your Smile with Dental Implants
Do you need to replace one or more missing teeth? Achieving a full smile is possible with dental implants in Chesapeake. Estrada Dentistry offers advanced restorative care to rebuild a functional, beautiful smile. You can achieve results that look and feel natural from one dental office. We are equipped to handle both phases of the procedure, unlike most dental practices, so we can complete your entire treatment under one roof instead of referring you to an outside specialist. No matter if you are missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or an entire arch, we have the solution for you.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Traditional dental prosthetics are attached using crowns, clasps, brackets, or adhesives. With dental implants, the replacement teeth are held in place using small titanium posts that mimic the natural tooth roots, leading to more secure and stable results.
Why is this significant? It is because tooth roots have two important jobs: the first is anchoring the teeth in place and the second is promoting the growth of new bone tissue in the jaw. When you lose a tooth, you also lose the root. As a result, the jaw loses bone over time. Dental implants can help you save and support your jaw by promoting tissue growth in addition to giving your smile a solid new foundation.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Replacing both the root and the crown of the tooth allows you to advantage from various benefits that cannot be achieved using traditional prosthetics, including:
- Over a 95% success rate.
- Look natural with all-ceramic material.
- Regain as much as 70% of your biting force.
- Preserve your jawbone.
- Improve your oral health.
- Does not permanently alter healthy teeth.
- Protects your facial structures.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Potential to last for decades.
Indications for Dental Implants
Your dentist in Chesapeake can treat all cases of tooth loss if you are a candidate for the procedure. Depending on how many teeth you are missing, your treatment process varies slightly.
Single Missing Tooth
If you are replacing a single missing tooth, we use what is called an implant-retained crown. It consists of 3 main parts: the implant post, an abutment, and a custom-made porcelain crown.
Multiple Missing Teeth
In the case of a few missing teeth in a row, we can place two implant posts on either side of the gap and attach them to a bridge.
Missing All Teeth
You can replace an entire arch of missing teeth with an implant-retained denture. Your denture is anchored to your jawbone using implant posts, so you will never need to worry about slipping or irritation again.
All-On-4 Implant Dentures
All-On-4 implant-retained dentures are an excellent option to treat an entire arch. Each tooth is not replaced individually. Instead, 4 implant posts restore your smile to its previous form and function. The denture is permanently fixed to give you a lifelike appearance and mechanics of a natural smile. You can enjoy life again with confidence without ever needing to worry about denture adhesive or changing your eating habits.
Cost of Dental Implants
There are various factors that influence how much you will pay for dental implants because the price is determined by your individual treatment plan, such as how many teeth you are treating. We work on your behalf with your insurance company to lower the amount you need to pay out-of-pocket. We accept a variety of payment options to keep your new smile affordable.
With dental implants, you make a long-term investment in your confidence and your oral health using a solution that can last for a lifetime. If you are ready to complete your smile, contact our office today to schedule your consultation.