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Dental Implants

Rendering of jaw with dental implant from Riverwind Dental in Richmond, VADental implants make great restorations for missing teeth; come to our office at Riverwind Dental for premium dental implants. These restorations mimic natural teeth and they have psychological importance.

In dental implant surgery, the roots of your tooth are replaced with an implant, and your natural tooth is replaced with an artificial tooth. Dental implants make for a more powerful mouth than dentures.

Our dental specialists typically recommend the most suitable dental implant after examining the state of your jawbone. The procedure might be a bit lengthy, usually taking months, but dental implants are strong and long-lasting.

The Procedure of Getting Dental Implants

Some people have various deviations entwined with their dental problems. And so, our dental professionals usually tailor the treatment to your needs. The first step involves examining the state of your gums and establishing your specific needs.
Then the root is installed in the socket of your missing tooth, and the jawbone heals around the root, securing it tightly into the jaw. The healing can take up to 12 weeks.

Once the root is held tightly by the jawbone, an abutment is connected to the post to hold the artificial tooth in position.

Our dental specialists shade the artificial tooth to match the color of your natural tooth. Since the implant is supported by the jawbone, the artificial tooth feels natural.

Why Should I Get Dental Implants?

Dental implants make an effective remedy for missing teeth. Consisting of an artificial root and an artificial tooth, they are installed in such a way to mimic your natural tooth, and people can barely tell the difference. These are some of the benefits of dental implants:

Mimics Natural Teeth

A dental implant improves your appearance. If you have a missing tooth, you are going to be self-conscious during social engagements, especially when you smile or laugh out loud. You encounter people that judge you. Replacing your missing tooth with a dental implant allows you to have that natural look in your mouth. With this artificial tooth making your smile whole again, you can become comfortable while smiling and laughing.

Enhances Speech

Our teeth play an essential role in speech. If a few or most of your teeth are missing, you can have difficulty pronouncing certain words, thus negatively impacting your speech. Also, some restorations like dentures can still limit your speech. An ill-fitting denture can cause artificial teeth to shift out of place. But dental implants are secured tightly to the jawbone and they give the most natural appearance. More importantly, they enhance your speech.


Dental implants are more comfortable than full dentures. With dentures, you probably take them out before sleep and wear them back again in the morning. But dental implants are secured tightly onto your jawbone and they feel like natural teeth.

Easier Chewing

When you have missing teeth, it can be a bit difficult to chew food, especially when eating hard foods. But dental implants are made of strong and durable material and they help you chew arguably even better than natural teeth.

Dental implants provide one of the best remedies for missing teeth. Visit us at Riverwind Dental to fill out your tooth gaps with dental implants. You can contact us through (804) 280-0853.
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