Dental Implants in Roanoke, Vinton, and Smith Mountain Lake
The success of your dental implants depends largely on your general and oral health, your jawbone density, and the expertise of your oral surgeon. Dr. George Kevorkian Jr., DDS has over 30 years’ experience in dental implant placement in Vinton, Roanoke, Smith Mountain Lake and the surrounding areas. With Dr. Kevorkian and his team, you can expect the best dental implants that are manufactured with utmost precision and efficiency while keeping up with the highest standards of quality.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants have been used for decades and are considered the gold standard of care for replacing missing teeth. Patients of all ages can choose dental implants to replace single or multiple teeth or even to support dentures. The implant posts are surgically introduced to the jaw and form a strong bond, simulating real tooth roots. After a few months of healing, a dental prosthetic is attached to this implant giving you a full tooth again, with a supporting structure that’s designed to last.
Dental implants give full function and support and are even stronger than natural or existing teeth. They are made of titanium, are compatible with the human body, and they are made of the same biologically-compatible materials as artificial knees, hips, or other prosthetic appliances.
Benefits Over Traditional Prosthetics
Because implants are fixed in place, they will not affect your eating habits, your speech, or your appearance. While the initial cost for dental implants is higher, they will last a lifetime with proper care, making them a cost-effective alternative to traditional restoration options.
While traditional restorations require special care, regular adjustments, and an eventual replacement, dental implants can be cared for just as a patient would care for their natural teeth. There isn’t any added effort in maintaining the strength and reliability of the restoration, and dental implants look so natural, no one can tell that the replacement tooth or teeth aren’t natural.For the surgical placement, our dentist uses guided technology to guarantee a precise placement with your best health in mind. The position of the implants on the computer model is used to precisely fabricate a surgical stent, or template, with a 3-D printer. This equipment also holds the hand-piece at the time of implant placement for ultra-precise surgical insertion. This type of technique allows for much more accurate placement of the implant or implants when compared to the traditional, free-hand method.
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Implant placement, especially when guided by 3-D imaging, is a highly successful procedure with long-lasting, positive impacts on oral health and dental aesthetics. With Dr. Kevorkian’s extensive background in oral surgery and full-mouth reconstruction, he is uniquely qualified to help patients regain and maintain the ability to chew comfortably and smile confidently for years to come.