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Implant-Supported Crowns

Benefits of Implant-Supported Crowns

Can Dental Implants Work for You?

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Dental Implant Pricing Guide

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Am I a Candidate for an Implant
Supported Crown?

Most people with a missing tooth who are in good enough health to undergo oral surgery are candidates for an implant-supported crown. However, a common roadblock is a lack of jawbone tissue. When we lose teeth, the jawbone often thins and weakens over time. If you lack the jawbone to support an implant, you can undergo a bone graft to improve your candidacy.

In summary, individuals with a missing tooth can often opt for an implant-supported crown if they are healthy enough for surgery. When jawbone deficiency is present, a bone graft can enhance the chances of successful implant placement by augmenting the jawbone. This procedure enables patients who were previously ineligible for dental implants to have the opportunity for a restored smile and improved oral function.

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What Should I Expect at My Appointment?

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Treatment will typically require at least four dental visits. At the first appointment, you will meet with the dentist so he can evaluate your oral and overall health. At this time he will take a medical history, and images of your oral structure. If necessary, he may recommend a bone grafting surgery before or at the same time as your placement.

The second visit will usually be for the implant placement surgery. If any teeth need extraction, it will be done at this time. Next, a small incision is made at the gum line and a tiny access portal made into the jawbone. Through this, your dental implant is inserted. This entire implant placement process is guided by a surgical plan based on 3-D computerized tomography (CT) scans of your mouth. This allows for incredible precision in placing the implant, ensuring the least amount of trauma to surrounding tissues and optimal integration of the implant into the jawbone. Our office also offers sedation options, including nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation, for your comfort.

Over the next four to six months, your dental implant will merge with the jawbone in a process known as osseointegration. As a result, the implant is backed by the strength and durability of your jawbone and essentially acts like a tooth root. After the osseointegration process is complete, you will return to have your abutments attached, which serve as a conduit between the implant and your crown. Finally, about two weeks later, you will return to have your dental crown attached.

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The Process of Implant-Supported Crowns

Implant-supported crowns offer a reliable and natural-looking solution for replacing missing teeth.
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Consultation and Evaluation

Meet with a dental professional to assess your oral health and determine if implant-supported crowns are suitable for you. X-rays and impressions may be taken for treatment planning.
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Treatment Planning

Create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs and goals. Discuss the timeline, expected outcomes, and potential risks.
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Implant Placement

Under local anesthesia or sedation, the dental implants are surgically placed into the jawbone. Temporary crown or healing cap is placed over the implant.
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Osseointegration

Over several months, the implant fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. Follow proper oral hygiene practices to aid in healing.
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Abutment Placement

The implant is exposed, and an abutment is attached to provide support for the crown. This minor surgical procedure prepares the implant for the crown.
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Crown Placement

Custom-made crown, matching the color and shape of your natural teeth, is placed on the abutment. The crown is securely bonded or screwed onto the abutment for stability and functionality.
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Follow-up Care

Receive instructions for post-treatment care, including oral hygiene practices and regular check-ups. Follow-up appointments monitor healing and ensure long-term success.
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Replace Single Missing Teeth with Implant-Supported Crowns

If you are missing a single tooth but are hesitant to pursue replacement options that alter your other teeth like dental bridges, an implant-supported crown is a reliable choice that offers stability and durability. Drs. McIntyre and Whiting at Smiles for Life Dental Care are proud to offer high-quality implant-supported dental crowns at their Bridgewater and Staunton, VA offices, which provide a realistic appearance, comfortable fit, and years of reliable functionality.
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Meet The Team

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Our Smiles for Life Patients Know

That They Can Rely On Us
Bonnie Alioto
5/5

Cathy was very informative about the different procedures and how they would be done. They will check with my insurance and we would discuss cost after my next appointment.

Ramona Lantz
5/5

I underwent 4 hours of heavy dental work under medicated sedation due to my dental anxiety plus 2 months ago I also did the same treatment and both times went extremely well. The Drs were nice and explained everything so my anxiety would stay in check. I’ve been a patient at Smiles for Life for over 6 years and also took my mother who suffers from advanced Parkinson’s to them for full dentures and they were fabulous 💙.

Marque Blubaugh
5/5

Listens to every concern and is caring, professional, compassionate, and understanding of every concern or situation that you have. Evaluating the entire oral structure and creating a plan and long term plan to preserve dental and overall health and peace of mind. Up to date procedures and equipment to review the entire structure and provide options to restore, preserve and have a healthy life and proper ability to eat and chew properly and to be healthy and digest a healthy diet. And to preserve teeth and avoid infections in the mouth and body . An investment, not a contined expense, which you use every day for the rest of your life. Smiles for life, and where you get life to smile.

Graham Simmerman
5/5

Cathy is delightful and skilled hygienist that I’ve counted on for nearly 20 years. Wouldn’t still be traveling nearly an hour from my new home to this dentist office if I didn’t have full confidence in Cathy.

Sue Gibson
5/5

I've always received the best care at Smiles for Life Dental Care. Faith was excellent and Dr. Macintyre is caring and a true perfectionist! I highly recommend to family and friends!

Corinne Shire
5/5

I met with Becky today to discuss implants. Her knowledge is amazing and she explained things thoroughly. My husband was in the waiting room and noticed how nice the staff was to patients coming in for treatments.

George Brinkley
5/5

Smiles For Life is the best place ever Everyone is so polite and they make you feel so comfortable and not tensed up being in a dentist chair The dental hygienist Cathy is the greatest ever She does an incredible and awesome job Thanks for all you have done for me

Terry Eck
5/5

When I embarked on my journey to find the right dental implant service, I initially gravitated towards the two prominent national brands in the field. However, my search took an unexpected and incredibly satisfying turn when I decided to explore the offerings of a local implant provider. Little did I know that this local gem would redefine my expectations of what a top-notch implant service should be like. Here's why my experience with them was nothing short of extraordinary: Meticulous Charting of Teeth and Gums: ★★★★★ One of the first things that set this local provider apart from the national giants was their unwavering commitment to precision and detail. While the big names seemed more focused on the implant procedure itself, this local gem took the time to meticulously chart the condition of my teeth and gums. This attention to detail ensured that my implant procedure was tailored to my specific needs and challenges. It was clear that they understood the importance of a solid foundation for the success of the implants. Infection Prevention Education: ★★★★★ Implant surgery is not without its risks, and one of the key concerns is the possibility of infection. What truly impressed me was the depth of information and guidance this local provider offered regarding infection prevention. They didn't just gloss over this critical aspect; they took the time to discuss the infection possibilities associated with dental implants and, more importantly, outlined a comprehensive plan to combat and mitigate such conditions. Their proactive approach to ensuring patient safety was truly reassuring. First-Year Implant Supervision: ★★★★★ Perhaps the most remarkable aspect of my experience with this local implant provider was their commitment to the long-term success of my dental implants. While the national brands seemed content with the implant procedure itself, this local provider went above and beyond by offering required supervision for the first year following the implant surgery. This level of aftercare and ongoing support was simply unparalleled and gave me peace of mind knowing that my oral health was in capable hands. In conclusion, my exploration journey for dental implants took an unexpected turn when I discovered this exceptional local implant provider. Their dedication to detail, infection prevention, and post-surgery care were nothing short of outstanding. They not only surpassed the standards set by the national brands but also redefined my expectations of what a truly exceptional implant service should encompass. If you're in search of dental implants and want an experience that goes above and beyond, I wholeheartedly recommend giving this local gem a visit. They've certainly earned my trust and gratitude.

Smile Like Never Before with a Set of Dental Implants

The perfect time is now, to take control of your smile and freshen up your look! With a set of dental implants, you can upgrade your smile like never before. Claim the confidence you deserve today with a lasting dental solution that will make you grin from ear to ear!
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What our customers say

Bonnie Alioto
5/5

Cathy was very informative about the different procedures and how they would be done. They will check with my insurance and we would discuss cost after my next appointment.

Ramona Lantz
5/5

I underwent 4 hours of heavy dental work under medicated sedation due to my dental anxiety plus 2 months ago I also did the same treatment and both times went extremely well. The Drs were nice and explained everything so my anxiety would stay in check. I’ve been a patient at Smiles for Life for over 6 years and also took my mother who suffers from advanced Parkinson’s to them for full dentures and they were fabulous 💙.

Marque Blubaugh
5/5

Listens to every concern and is caring, professional, compassionate, and understanding of every concern or situation that you have. Evaluating the entire oral structure and creating a plan and long term plan to preserve dental and overall health and peace of mind. Up to date procedures and equipment to review the entire structure and provide options to restore, preserve and have a healthy life and proper ability to eat and chew properly and to be healthy and digest a healthy diet. And to preserve teeth and avoid infections in the mouth and body . An investment, not a contined expense, which you use every day for the rest of your life. Smiles for life, and where you get life to smile.

Graham Simmerman
5/5

Cathy is delightful and skilled hygienist that I’ve counted on for nearly 20 years. Wouldn’t still be traveling nearly an hour from my new home to this dentist office if I didn’t have full confidence in Cathy.

Sue Gibson
5/5

I've always received the best care at Smiles for Life Dental Care. Faith was excellent and Dr. Macintyre is caring and a true perfectionist! I highly recommend to family and friends!

Corinne Shire
5/5

I met with Becky today to discuss implants. Her knowledge is amazing and she explained things thoroughly. My husband was in the waiting room and noticed how nice the staff was to patients coming in for treatments.