Ridgetop Dental the premier Dental Implant Center of Northern Virginia. Dental implant surgery and restorative solutions are a great way to remedy missing teeth. Ridgetop Dental has the expertise in replacing single, multiple or full arches with dental implants. We have implemented advanced technologies such as the CBCT scan machine for implant treatment, planning, and guided surgical treatments. We also offer "Teeth-in-Same-Day" with in house sedation for our patients that have fears or anxieties about the dentist.
You can find solutions for your missing teeth and loose dentures with dental implants. Modern dental implant treatments can replace everything from a single-missing tooth to a missing arch. Ask us about the different dental implant options that are available to you. Don’t let another day go by without taking this important first step in restoring your confidence and smile!
What to Expect
At Ridgetop Dental, we provide one to one service. We strive to make your experience the best it can be by being conscious of your time. Decisions are made with you so that we can meet your goals on a constant basis. Your Dental Implant consultation is no different! Your consultation is a time for us to gain an understanding of your needs so that we can customize a treatment plan that is unique to your situation. Once your consultation is completed, we can estimate the cost of your dental implant treatment.
Stop the bone loss that can lead to premature aging. Losing one or more of your teeth starts a chain of events that can have physical and cosmetic consequences. The most obvious result is a gap in your smile. Less obvious results include the loss of chewing function and the inability to eat a complete diet and further tooth loss. While these are certainly serious issues, a potentially bigger problem lies hidden beneath the surface of your mouth —bone loss.
Think about your jawbone like a machine. The more you use it, the less likely you have to keep it oiled. When a machine goes unused and un-oiled, it breaks down. In order to keep your jawbone strong, you have to give it the chewing action it needs. Otherwise, it will begin to disappear (atrophy) in the same manner that the unused muscles beneath a cast supporting a broken bone get smaller. The good news is that tooth replacement with dental implants offers a solution to help prevent bone loss.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge. Dental implants is an excellent option for people who have lost a tooth or teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or other reason.
Tooth replacement options
Traditional treatment options for tooth replacement include crowns, bridges, and full or partial dentures. These only address the short-term, cosmetic problem of missing teeth. They do not stop bone loss. Crowns and bridges also require that two or more healthy teeth be ground down to serve as abutments (posts) for a bridge. This leaves those teeth at a much higher risk for cavities and endodontic failure. If the original abutment teeth fail, more healthy teeth must be sacrificed to serve as posts while bone lose continues to happen beneath the bridge.
But with implants the healthy teeth are left alone. Dental implants, like natural teeth, also transmit chewing forces to the jawbone —which reduces bone loss.
Who is a candidate?
Dental implants can be placed in most adults who are in good to moderate health. They are not typically placed in adolescents. Certain uncontrolled medical conditions may decrease the effectiveness of implant treatment —so be sure to discuss your full medical history with us in your dental implant consultation.
Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Only a trained implant clinician can determine the best treatment plan for you. During your consultation, we will explain the benefits and risks to see if tooth replacement with implants is right for you.
The first and most important step is to schedule and complete your dental implant consultation. In your consult, we can determine whether dental implants are a good fit for you. Thereafter, the doctor can plan out your treatment with your goals in mind.
Generally, treatment takes place in three stages:
- Surgical Placement of the dental implant fixture into the jawbone.
- Osseointegration is the time when the bone in your jaw grows around the dental implant. This healing process usually takes 3-6 months.
- Placement of the artificial tooth or teeth. The doctor creates a new tooth for you, called a dental crown, which are attached to the dental implant posts. The crown is made to match the shape, size, color and fit to blend in with your other teeth.
To schedule your complimentary consultation for dental implant in Northern Virginia or to inquire about dental implants, contact us today at 703.444.9900. You can easily reach our dental implants Sterling VA center from Ashburn, Leesburg, Reston, Great Falls and Herndon.