Dental Implants – Reston

Replace Missing Teeth with Implants

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Are you missing one or more of your natural teeth and looking for an effective, long-term solution for your damaged smile? At the cosmetic and restorative dentistry practice of Dr. Wayne Myles, our team works hand-in-hand with an elite dental implant surgeon to create a one-of-a-kind dental restoration that is customized to your exact needs. Dr. Wayne Myles recommends dental implants for any patient living in the Reston, Vienna, Oakton, or the Northern Virginia area who wants to improve the oral health, function, and splendor of his or her smile. Implants are the only fully self-supporting tooth replacement option that restores the smile from the roots up.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Are you ready to replace your missing teeth with a solution that looks and feels natural? Dental implants make be the answer for you. Due to the materials that are used, you will benefit from a long-term option that will improve your quality of life and your oral health. With a customized treatment plan, you will make a wise investment for your smile using an treatment that has the potential to last for a lifetime.

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What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium roots that are implanted directly into your jawbone by an oral surgeon. After your gums have recovered from the surgical procedure, Dr. Myles will secure porcelain crowns, bridges, or dentures to the dental implants. Using nothing but metal-free appliances, Dr. Myles can make your smile look natural and feel comfortable. Because dental implants act as anchors for dental prosthetics, your smile will look beautiful and function flawlessly. Dental implants offer a non-slip, comfortable solution for denture wearers. Dentures can be secured to the artificial roots to provide patients with strong, confident smiles.

Benefits of Dental Implants

There are numerous benefits that can result from dental implant supported tooth replacement. Some of the reasons patients choose dental implant supported tooth replacement rather than other restoration options include the following:

  • A beautiful, healthy smile that gives you the confidence to speak and smile in any situation
  • A solid, sturdy bite that will last for two decades or longer with proper care
  • Elimination of gaps between teeth and the recreation of lost tooth structures to improve tooth function, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods
  • Repaired structural damage to the smile, recreating healthy root structures and maintaining bone density and healthy gum tissue volume
  • Improved bite function, restoring 70% or more of healthy chewing function
  • Relief of jaw, mouth, and neck pain that can occur due to strain from traditional denture usage
  • High success rate with 90 to 95% implant success after two decades
  • No damage to other teeth to support the new, healthy functional replacement teeth

Indications for Dental Implants

Because dental implants are so versatile, we can use implant posts to support any number of replacement teeth from a single dental crown to a full row of teeth. In most cases, we’ll recommend one of the following tooth replacement options:

Missing Single Tooth

If you’re missing just one tooth, a dental crown can be anchored to one implant post, recreating the natural root and crown of your missing tooth.

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Missing Multiple Teeth

For those who need to replace two or more consecutive teeth, a dental bridge, row of fused together replacement teeth, can be supported by two dental implants, one at each end. For numerous consecutive or nonconsecutive missing teeth, a partial denture is needed to fill in the gaps between healthy teeth. In most cases, we can use just two to four implant posts for support.

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Missing All Your Teeth

To replace an entire row of missing teeth, we offer a variety of implant supported denture options. Traditional implant dentures are held in position using between four and six implant posts spread across the jaw line. All-on-4 dentures utilize a unique implant placement method that maximizes the densest part of the jawbone to support an entire denture, reducing the need for preparatory tissue grafts. We also use the Teeth-in-a-Day method. This implant denture technique combines strategic dental implant placement with same-day denture placement.

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Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental implant tooth replacement plans vary dramatically in price. The cost of your individual dental implant plan can range from $1,000 to $30,000 or more. While these restorations require a larger investment upfront, the results can last two decades or longer. With proper care, many people keep their implant restorations for a lifetime. Your tooth replacement is completed over several phases of treatment, and you can pay for each part of treatment individually, breaking up the cost of care over several months. The first phase of treatment is the placement of your implant post or posts. The cost of a single implant and surgical placement will be between $1,500 and $5,000 or more, depending on the type of implant, material used, and a number of other factors. After the implants are in place, you’ll need to wait for three to six months for the implant posts to fuse with the supportive bone and gum tissues. Once the implants are anchored to the jawbone and supportive structures, we’ll attach an abutment post that will connect the implant and replacement tooth. Then, we design and place your dental crown, bridge, partial, or full denture.

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Make Your Dental Restoration Last a Lifetime

After your dental implants have been installed, and our Reston dentist has secured your permanent denture, crown, or bridge, it is important that you maintain proper oral hygiene. By scheduling regular dental checkups, resisting potentially harmful habits, and being cautious while chewing hard objects, you can ensure that your dental restoration will last for many years and possibly even a lifetime. It is important to make your oral health care a high priority in your new lifestyle, so you can maintain a stunning smile that remains in optimal health.

Caring for Dental Implants

As you start your journey to a complete smile with dental implants, it is best to take the time to prepare for the recovery process. Learn more about what you can expect as you heal and how to make the process easier. Dr. Myles will answer any additional questions during your consultation to give you the peace of mind you need to head into your procedure with confidence.

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Dental Implant FAQs

Have you ever wondered if it is painful to get dental implants? If you’ve been frightened by stories about implant failure, you might like to learn why such incidents occur. On our dental implant FAQs page, we talk about these topics and answer other common quandaries that relate to this smile-restoring treatment. If you don’t find information that relates to your most pressing dental implant questions, give our office a call, and we’ll be happy to satisfy your curiosity.

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Contact Our Reston Dentistry about Dental Implants

If you are interested in learning more about dental implants, contact our office today or schedule a dental implant evaluation online. We look forward to meeting you and making your dreams of having a gorgeous smile come true.