Dental Implants Specialist

Brightwork Family Dentistry -  - Dentist

Brightwork Family Dentistry

Dentists located in Richmond, VA

If you've lost teeth due to dental extractions, disease, or an unfortunate accident, dental implants might be the answer to restoring a missing tooth. Dr. Benjamin J. Crowley at Brightwork Family Dentistry provides dental implants to patients residing in the Richmond, Virginia metropolitan area.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Simply put, dental implants are replacement teeth or artificial teeth. They fill in spaces where you've lost a tooth and are surgically implanted and fused to your jawbone for maximum support. Unlike other artificial teeth, you can’t remove dental implants, and fortunately, they don't slip or cause the discomfort or inconvenience that a bridge or dentures may cause. During your initial consultation with Dr. Crowley, the dentist will determine which type of dental implant is right for you. There are 2 types of dental implants: endosteal implants and subperiosteal implants. Both types can be completed in 1-2 appointments.

What determines whether I'm a candidate for dental implants?

Good oral health is a basic requirement for dental implants. Regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings are key to maintaining healthy gums. In addition to good oral health, your bones must be strong enough to support the implants. An implant mounted to a weak bone can cause serious problems and may not hold in the long run. After you have artificial teeth implanted, you must continue your dental hygiene to maintain artificial teeth just like you would your own.

How much do dental implants cost?

Because they are permanent replacement teeth, implants are more costly than a bridge or dentures, but they’re also more comfortable. The cost of your dental implants may vary, based on the type of implant you need, whether the implant can be completed in 1-2 office visits, and, of course, the number of teeth being replaced.

Will my insurance cover the cost of dental implants?

It's rare that insurance plans cover the full cost of implants, but the best way to find out is to get a quote from Dr. Crowley once he finalizes your treatment plan. Contact your insurance company to confirm whether coverage is available for the procedure. Dr. Crowley and his team will gladly answer any insurance questions you have. Call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Crowley to find the right treatment plan for you.