Dental implants are gaining traction as the most desired solution for tooth replacement in Roanoke, Va. While other tooth replacement options like dentures and partials are cumbersome and can move when speaking or chewing, dental implants are the closest thing to having your real tooth. At our practice, we provide high quality dental implants to help you achieve your best smile at an affordable price. We strive to offer implant treatment solutions that are easy and comfortable for our patients.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is simply a replacement for the root of a tooth. The implant pairs with the bone where a tooth once was and serves as a solid anchor, allowing you to regain a beautiful and natural smile. Dental implants can secure partials or dentures, keeping them in their place.
How long does Dental Implant treatment take?
The process for dental implant treatment can be as little as one day or up to several months. With the help of modern digital technology, implant treatment often takes only one or two visits. At your initial implant visit, we take a 3D image. Your dentist uses this image to plan your treatment and create a custom guide that ensures your implant is placed in the optimal location, angle, and depth. This process takes out the “guesswork” and makes the procedure predictable and precise.
How long do Dental Implants last?
A properly cared for dental implant can last a lifetime. Caring for your dental implant is similar to caring for a tooth. Keeping the implant clean and visiting the dentist regularly will help your implant remain healthy.
How much do Dental Implants cost?
The price of dental implants in Roanoke, Va varies depending several factors, including how many implants are needed and how much bone is available at the site. The first step towards a custom, detailed treatment plan is a 3D scan. Dr. Irby studies the 3D scan and provides treatment options including dental implant cost. We offer a Free Dental Implant Consult for patients interested in learning more about options without moving forward to the 3D imaging step. The consult arms you with knowledge about your options and help you make an informed decision about whether dental implants are right for you.
Do I need sedation for Dental Implant placement?
For most dental implant placement cases sedation is not needed. If you have had a common dental procedure such as a crown, multiple fillings, or an extraction without sedation, then you will find that implant placement is similar. Compared to many common dental procedures, implant placement is quick, comfortable, and easy. Your dentist will discuss sedation in more extensive cases where significant bone remodeling is necessary or multiple implants are being placed.
Implants as an anchor for dentures or partial dentures
Lack of retention is a common problem with dentures or partials. A denture that moves around when speaking or eating can be difficult to tolerate. Dental implants offer a solution to this problem. Implant attachments allow your denture or partial to snap in to place. The retention gained through implants depends on the number of implants placed and the strength of the attachment used. Your dentist will evaluate your specific situation to determine whether implants are an option for you.
Our Expertise in Implant Dentistry
Dr. Irby is committed to providing his patients excellent dental implants. He has completed greater than 100 hours of continuing eduction specifically related to dental implants. In 2019 Dr. Irby completed the Stanley Institute Implant Course Continuum and was awarded Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
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