Get Back Your Full Smile with Dental Implants in Chester, VA
Don’t let missing teeth interfere with your ability to eat, smile, and fully enjoy life. If you’re not familiar with dental implants, then you owe it to yourself to learn more about them. Dental implants have become one of the most popular and effective ways to replace a missing tooth or teeth and are, in fact, one of the biggest advances we’ve seen in dentistry over the last 40 years.
Good candidates for dental implants are healthy adults with sufficient bone density. The dental experts at Felton Dentistry can examine your mouth and let you know if dental implants could work for you.
Dr. Walter Felton, a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, can use these replacement tooth roots to enhance your life. Implants are long-lasting and give our patients many ways to restore their teeth. With implant therapy from our Chester dental team, you can:
- Enjoy a full set of beautiful and functional replacement teeth
- Comfortably eat any kind of food you want without picking and choosing
- Smile confidently, knowing your new teeth look natural and attractive
- Prevent jawbone deterioration and a “sunken face” look
- Protect your oral health and help prevent problems in other systems of your body
- Improve your self-esteem and overall outlook on life
Call the office of Felton Dentistry today to schedule your no-obligation implant consultation: 804-717-2099. Our friendly Chester dentist office is located at 10611 Greenyard Way, Ste. A – especially convenient for residents in the 23234, 23237, 23831, and 23832 ZIP codes.
Enhance Your Life with Dental Implants in Chester, VA
Dr. Felton’s many years of experience mean that you can count on him and our team to help you get the full function and appearance of natural teeth. We will use low-radiation digital X-rays and other advanced dental tools to design your custom treatment plan.
Dental implants are made of medical-grade titanium and are like small screws surgically put into the jaw to hold the implant in place, much like the root of a natural tooth.
Your dental implant options include single-tooth implants or full-arch solutions:
A single-tooth implant is used to replace one missing tooth. Multiple single-tooth implants can be used, but each one must be placed individually. After the implant has been placed, you’ll need to allow 2 weeks for initial healing and as long as 3-6 months for your implants to permanently bond with your jaw.
You’ll want to make sure to come in for regular check-ups so that we can take images and impressions to help build your custom dental crowns.
Individual crowns are natural-looking porcelain crowns that will attach to an implant to replace your missing tooth. It will restore virtually all your biting power and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth.
Your other option is a full-arch implant that uses 4-6 dental implants to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. A full-arch implant can help strengthen and protect your jawbone. Initial healing for a full-arch implant takes a few weeks, and it can take 3-6 months for the implants to bond with your jawbone.
You’ll visit your dentist here at Felton Dentistry for regular check-ups. During those visits, we’ll build your permanent or removable fixed implant dentures. After the area has healed, we’ll make permanent or removable implant-supported or implant-retained dentures that clip onto the implants.
If you’ve never experienced implant dentures, you’re in for a treat. These dentures attach to dental implants using a secure system of snaps and balls. They will feel much more comfortable and won’t slide or slip like conventional dentures can.
This style of denture is similar to an implant-retained denture, except that it anchors to a solid bar secured to your implants. The bar transfers the pressure and force of biting directly to your jaw rather than to your gums – just like your natural teeth do. This action makes it our most comfortable type of denture.
This type of bridge will anchor to two or more implants and replace several teeth in a row. It is similar to a traditional fixed bridge but is more stable and durable.
With this innovative procedure, we can secure an entire arch of fixed replacement teeth using only four implants. Enjoy new teeth, a dazzling smile, and renewed biting power!