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We offer implant crowns and bridges at Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery. If you are missing a tooth, or multiple teeth, contact our dental office in Harrisonburg today!

How do implants replace missing teeth?

When implant crowns and bridges are used, they act as a replacement for missing teeth. With the dental implant process, implants are fused to the jawbone beneath the gums, creating a base for implant crowns and bridges. The implant is made of titanium, which stimulates bone growth to help the implant blend with the gums. After implant crowns and bridges are in place, they help support any other teeth left near the implant location.

Dental implant procedures are lengthy because they require a healing process between appointments, providing a more natural restoration than other tooth replacement options.

We offer a range of dental implant options at Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery. Our team’s priority is to provide the highest quality dental care and services to our patients in Harrisonburg, VA.

Benefits of Implants Bridges & Crowns

There are many benefits of choosing dental implants to restore your smile. Here are a few reasons why dental implants are your best option for replacing missing teeth.

They provide stability.

Our dental professionals will plan out your implants’ locations to have more stability with your implants. Then, they are placed deep into the jawbone and allowed to heal by a process called osseointegration, which provides a permanent bond for the implant post to support a dental crown or bridge.

They look and feel like natural teeth.

Dental implants are covered by dental crowns that resemble natural teeth, and they will be created to match the color and shape of your existing teeth for a seamless look. In addition, since the implants are embedded into the jawbone, they will act just like a natural tooth root and provide the support and functionality that your teeth once did.

They are very durable.

Dental implants are very durable, but they require proper care to last you a lifetime. They do not need special pastes and will not move around like traditional dentures. You will be able to chew, bite, and speak usually.

What is an implant dental crown?

A dental implant crown replaces missing teeth when you have a single missing tooth or multiple teeth missing. Since implant crowns are fused to the implant, they act as a replacement tooth root and support any other teeth in that area. They provide a natural look and will blend with surrounding teeth.

Implant crowns are commonly used with dental implant bridges to act as the abutment teeth to attach the bridge.

What is an implant bridge?

An implant bridge, also called an implant-supported bridge, utilizes adjacent teeth bound by an implant to support the bridge. The dental implants are placed first in this procedure, and then a dental bridge with an artificial tooth will be attached to those abutment teeth.

Why is replacing missing teeth important?

When you have a missing tooth or multiple teeth missing, many things can happen that could be detrimental to your oral health and cost you more in the long run, including the loss of more of your teeth. Some tooth replacement options like traditional dental bridges or a partial denture are beneficial, but dental implants offer the most support.

Without a proper tooth replacement option, the gap left can cause further tooth decay from teeth becoming misaligned, gum disease, additional tooth loss, and facial collapse. If you have a lost tooth for any reason, it is crucial to replace it. A dental implant crown or implant-supported bridge can support your natural bone and provide a beautiful smile.

Do you suffer from dental anxiety?

The thought of going to the dentist may terrify you and cause a lot of anxiety. At Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery, we understand, and we will do everything we can to provide the most comforting, pain-free dental experience possible. In addition, we offer sedation dentistry to patients who may need a little extra help relaxing during their dental procedures. For more information about sedation options, contact our office today!

Ready to transform your smile?

At Massanutten Dental Team and Oral Surgery, we offer a range of dental implants to best fit our patients’ needs. We will help determine which tooth replacement options will be best for you and fit your budget. For more information about dental insurance, our implant dental bridges or crowns, or to schedule a consultation, call us today at 540-908-4846.