Have you lost a tooth? Not seeking treatment for an absent tooth could result in a complete change in your bite, which can ultimately create other complications. A gap-ridden mouth may affect your self-image as well. Fortunately for patients in the Lynchburg, Virginia area, Dr. James M. Peery, Jr. and Dr. James M. Peery III might be able to help! Dental implants can offer a stable, permanent way to fill in your smile, and they can also rejuvenate your overall appearance. Not everyone qualifies to get a dental implant, however, so please call Peery Family Dentistry today to learn if you can receive this restorative therapy.
A dental implant is actually a tiny screw, which is placed in the socket of the absent tooth. Over time, the bone there will fuse with your dental implant to form an artificial tooth root. A dental implant candidate needs to have a strong jaw in order for the implantation to be successful. The team at Peery Family Dentistry will evaluate you prior to planning your dental implant procedure. Once it's been determined that you do meet all our requirements, Dr. Peery will be able to proceed with your treatment.
Because we care about our patients’ comfort and safety as much as we do the precision of implant placement, we utilize a 3D CT scan to achieve unparalleled accuracy in guided surgery. In many instances, the placement process can be completed without even making an incision.
When enough time has passed for your implant to have successfully fused with your jaw, you will return to Peery Family Dentistry. Then, we can perform the next step in your dental implant process, where we'll attach a brand-new, custom-made crown to each screw you've had placed. This should return full function and form to your smile!
When a tooth is lost, it can cause a variety of complications. The other teeth along the gum line can shift inward to fill in the space left behind. Not only can this form other gaps between your existing pearly whites, it will increase your chances of developing gum disease. Placing and restoring a dental implant in the area will prevent your other teeth from moving and changing your alignment. When a tooth is lost, nerves in the gum will also send a signal to the jaw bone, informing that area that it's no longer needed. This can result in its deterioration! When you have a dental implant placed, it will give the affected area purpose once more.
If you'd like to learn more about our dental implants or if you're ready to schedule a consultation, please call Peery Family Dentistry today. Does visiting the dentist make you nervous? We have sedation dentistry methods that can help you relax. Just ask our staff about the service when you call! We see dental implant patients from Lynchburg, Miller Park, Montview, Madison Heights, Woodland, and other Virginia towns.