Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry Specialists in Blacksburg, VA

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth, or complete arches of teeth. Dental implants mimic your natural teeth, replacing both the root and the crown to give you a highly stable, long-lasting smile.

When Do you Need a Dental Implant?

Our skilled dentists may recommend a dental implant to replace your missing tooth and restore your smile to full beauty and function.

What Happens Before a Dental Implant?

Dental implants begin with a consultation in which your dentist will discuss your needs and options and answer any questions you may have. Next, your implant dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your mouth to assess the shape and condition of your bone. This exam includes x-rays and sometimes CT scans of your jaws so the dentist can plan exactly how and where the implants will be placed. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.

How is a Dental Implant Procedure Performed?

The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable.


A period of healing is often required to allow the bone to bond with the biocompatible post. Following this healing period, our dentists will place the replacement tooth on top of the implant post. The dental implant is designed to look, function and feel just like your natural teeth and with proper care, it can last a lifetime. 

What Happens After Dental Implant Procedure?

Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function, and appearance. Just like natural teeth, good oral hygiene is essential for maintaining a dental implant. This includes regular brushing, flossing, and trips to the dental hygienist.

Give us a call at 540-552-5433 to schedule your consultation today.

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