Dental Implant FAQ - Richmond, VA

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Why Do We Place Dental Implants?

If you have missing teeth or teeth severely decayed to the point of needing removal for overall dental health, it’s advisable not to leave gaps in your mouth. Various replacement options, such as dental implants, are available. Dental implants stand out as the most preferred choice on the market. With proper home care and regular check-ups, your implants can last a lifetime and provide a natural look, feel, and functionality similar to real teeth.

They offer high stability and a realistic appearance, often unnoticed by others. At Commonwealth Prosthodontics, our prosthodontists have expertise in various dental treatments, including dental implants. We’ve compiled this list of frequently asked questions to address common queries about dental implants and their advantages.

Common Questions About Dental Implants


How do dental implants work?

Dental implants have three main parts: a screw-like titanium post that’s anchored in your jaw and acts as a tooth root; a durable, natural-looking crown that enables you to chew foods normally and fills in gaps in your smile; and an abutment, which connects the other two components. The post integrates with your jawbone and becomes a permanent part of your body within a few months.


Is getting dental implants painful?

Placing dental implants is surprisingly pain-free, providing patients with a comfortable experience and minimal post-op discomfort. We also offer Nitrous Oxide sedation to further enhance your comfort as part of our comprehensive care approach.

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Though it’s hard to price the value dental implants can provide you, several factors include bone grafting, tooth extractions, and the number of dental implants you need. Our team can help you determine your actual cost during a consultation in our Richmond, VA, office. Schedule your visit soon!


Can I get dental implants if I have limited bone mass in my jaw?

We can restore your jawbone density and make you a candidate for dental implants with a procedure called bone grafting.


How much will my dental implants cost?

Though it’s hard to put a price on the value dental implants can provide you, several factors figure into the cost, including bone grafting, tooth extractions, and the number of dental implants you need. Dr. David Schleider can help you determine your actual cost during a consultation here in our Richmond, VA office. Schedule your visit soon!


Do dental implants require special care?

Dental implants are practically indistinguishable from natural teeth and require the very same type of care. Remember to brush and floss two times daily and visit us for regular cleanings.


Are dental implants really the best teeth replacement option?

Dental implants are the optimal choice for teeth replacement, as their restorations eliminate the need for nightly removal. With the absence of slipping and the unnecessary use of adhesives, dental implant restorations offer unparalleled comfort and prevent soreness. By mimicking the natural tooth roots, dental implants provide a sensation similar to being reborn with teeth that feel inherently yours—a reliable, predictable, and low-maintenance solution that we confidently convey to our patients.


How do I get started?

Beginning your implant journey starts with a personalized consultation with our Richmond, VA office team, where we address your dental concerns, obtain digital diagnostics, and create a customized treatment plan. Once we examine your oral health, we can recommend the most suitable option! Our consultations are completely tailored to your dental needs to ensure you receive the best possible outcome for your dental needs. Schedule an appointment with our team today!

Are you a candidate for dental implants?

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