Dental Implants – Reston, VA
Replace Missing Teeth with Implants
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 restoration that can be customized to your exact needs. Dr. Myles recommends dental implants for any patient living in the Reston, Vienna, Oakton, or Northern Virginia area who wants to improve the oral health, function, and splendor of their smile.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Implants are the only fully self-supporting tooth replacement option that restores the smile from the roots up. 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 at the same time. With a customized treatment plan, you will make a wise investment for your smile using a solution that has the potential to last for a lifetime.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium roots that are placed directly into your jawbone by an oral surgeon. After your gums have recovered from the procedure, Dr. Myles will secure porcelain crowns, bridges, or dentures to the dental implants. 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 as well. Dentures can be secured to the artificial roots to provide patients with strong, confident smiles.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Some of the reasons patients choose dental implant-supported tooth replacement rather than other restorative options include the following:
- A beautiful, healthy set of teeth that gives you the confidence to speak and smile in any situation
- A solid, sturdy bite that will last for three decades or longer with proper care.
- Elimination of gaps between the teeth and the recreation of lost tooth structures to improve oral function, allowing you to eat all of your favorite foods
- The restoration of healthy root structures that maintain 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
- 90 to 95% of implants still function like new after three decades
- No damage to other teeth to support the new ones
Indications for Dental Implants
Because dental implants are so versatile, we can use the posts to support any number of replacement teeth from a single dental crown all the way 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.
Missing Multiple Teeth
For those who need to replace two or more consecutive teeth, a dental bridge, a row of fused together replacement teeth, can be supported by just two dental implants, one at each end. And for numerous nonconsecutive missing teeth, a partial denture can seamlessly fill in the gaps. In most cases, we can use just two to four implant posts for support.
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 with just four posts, reducing the need for preparatory tissue grafts. We also use the Teeth-in-a-Day method, a technique that combines strategic dental implant placement with same-day denture placement.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Dental implant tooth replacement plans can vary dramatically in price. The cost of your individual dental implant treatment can range from $1,000 to $30,000 or more. While these restorations require a larger investment upfront, the results can last three 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 it individually, breaking up the cost of care over several months. The first phase is the placement of your implant post or posts. The cost of a single implant and surgical placement can be between $1,500 and $5,000 or more, depending on the type of implant, the 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, we’ll attach an abutment post that will connect the implant to the replacement tooth. Then, we’ll design and place your dental crown, bridge, partial, or full denture.
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 implants will last for many years and possibly even a lifetime. It is important to make your oral health care a high priority so you can maintain a stunning smile that has optimal health.
Dental Implant Aftercare Instructions
As you start your journey to a complete smile with dental implants, it is best to take time to prepare for the recovery process. Dr. Myles will answer any questions during your consultation to give you the peace of mind you need to head into your procedure with complete confidence.
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.
Contact Us 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.