Dental implants are one of the best technologies that have come into dentistry over the past half a century. They have evolved to the point where general dentists are placing implants all the time. I've been placing implants for about five years now, and an implant is used when you're missing a tooth. You just place a fake root up into the bone and place a tooth on top of it, and it functions just like your own teeth. One of the big things that people are hesitant about is getting an implant. Implants are so easy. I have two myself. Afterwards, I took four Advil and never felt any pain. Nobody feels pain after implants. Another good thing about implants over dentures, you lose about 80% of your chewing power when you have dentures. Implants restores that chewing power. You can eat anything you want. That steak that you haven't eaten for years because you were afraid that your dentures would pop out? You can do it with implants. It's the easiest thing you'll ever do in a dental office.
Dental implants in Midlothian, VA may be a better option for your missing teeth than a dental bridge or dentures. It offer several advantages compared to these alternatives. Dr. Hood Biggers can review them with you in his Midlothian, VA dentist office during a free consultation.
To find out if this is an appropriate restorative dentistry procedure for you, call Biggers Family Dentistry at 804-621-2199. Depending on your situation, you may even be able to get your own and your replacement teeth in a single visit!
Dental Implants Offer Numerous Advantages
Dental implants involve placing strong titanium rods into your jawbone and then attaching replacement teeth to the rods. They feel and function like your natural teeth. Dr. Biggers both places and restores implants right here in our office.
Advantages of dental implants include:
- Unlike bridges, dental implants do not need to be anchored to nearby teeth, which can weaken those teeth.
- You can forget about messy adhesives, soaking your teeth in a glass, problems eating, and other hassles of dentures.
- Dental implants typically last longer than bridges or dentures. With proper care, they can last a lifetime.
Get Dental Implants in a Day
Dental implants typically require multiple visits to the dentist. That’s because it’s necessary to allow bone to grow around the implant to ensure your replacement teeth will stay put, a process that may also involve your dentist placing a bone graft before sending you home so your bone can heal.
However, Dr. Biggers has received the specialized training necessary to perform a sophisticated dental implant procedure called All-on-6. Instead of the time-consuming process of placing individual replacement teeth on individual implants, Dr. Biggers uses advanced techniques that allow him to place six implants and then affix a dental bridge to them. For example, Dr. Biggers can take a 3D X-ray which will help him prepare for your procedure. This detailed image will ensure that there are no surprises on your big day.
This procedure gives you the advantage of receiving your dental implants and new teeth all in the same visit. It can even be performed immediately after a tooth extraction. This is not only more convenient but typically less costly as well.
To find out more about All-on-6 and other dental implant techniques, call Biggers Family Dentistry at 804-621-2199 for a free consultation. You can also request an appointment using our convenient online form.