DENTAL IMPLANTS






Justin Tebbenkamp, DDS

DENTAL IMPLANTS


During the last 20 years, dental implants have become a desirable alternative to other methods of replacing missing teeth. Excellent success rates and a range of available options give dentists a variety of new ways to treat and replace lost teeth.

Your dentist can evaluate your case and tell you if you are a candidate for dental implants. Structurally, a dental implant is a titanium-based cylinder that replaces the missing tooth root. After a period of time, other parts are placed on the implant to enable your dentist to eventually place a crown (cap) on the implant. Implants can also be used to support full or partial dentures, dramatically improving denture retention and stability.

Most patients with adequate bone mass can have implants, although it varies among individuals. Typically an x-ray and CT-scan are performed to determine if you have enough bone to place the implant, as well as to verify the size and kind of implant that should be placed.

Benefits of Dental Implants

When compared to fixed bridges and removable dentures supported by other teeth or gum tissue, implants offer numerous advantages:

    1. Better Esthetics
      Since implants are placed in the gum similar to the way a natural tooth is supported, they offer a more realistic and natural look compared to other alternatives.
    2. Reduction of Bone Resorption
      When a tooth is lost, the supporting bone structure gradually recedes. Placing an implant in that empty space significantly reduces the speed of bone resorption and provides stability for this valuable tissue.
    3. Retention
      Patients who have experienced removable full or partial dentures know that keeping their dentures in place is always a challenge. Dental implants offer a great improvement to denture retention for all patients. In some cases the denture can be secured to a group of implants with special screws that stabilize the denture completely.
    4. Preserving natural tooth structure
      Often the preferred method of replacing a single missing tooth is a bridge. Bridges require extra preparation for the surrounding teeth to ultimately connect 3 or more teeth. This negatively impacts your health by making the task of retaining your teeth more difficult and by often requiring the destruction of existing tooth structure to create room for the new bridge. An implant is mostly an independent unit and does not negatively affect the adjacent teeth.

For more information please call our office to schedule your consultation.

Justin Tebbenkamp DDS - Blacksburg Dentist -Dental Implant

Your Blacksburg Dentist

JUSTIN TEBBENKAMP, DDS



Dr. Tebbenkamp is a highly-experienced dentist in Blacksburg, VA. He graduated from the Medical College of Virginia-Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry, one of the best in the country. He’s been a dentist for years and has completed several post -graduate courses in different fields of dentistry since receiving his dental degree.
Request Appointment
Justin Tebbenkamp DDS - Blacksburg Dentist- Blacksburg




Get in touch

Contact us now

Highly-experienced dentist, Dr. Justin Tebbenkamp, provides comprehensive dental services for the whole family in Blacksburg, Virginia.


CONTACT PHONE

(540) 961-3279



EMAIL ADDRESS

blacksburgdentist@gmail.com



Justin Tebbenkamp DDS - Blacksburg Dentist- New Patient
Follow us

Our Activity

Check our Facebook page for interesting posts on successful treatments, dental tips, special promo announcement and more!



Justin Tebbenkamp, DDS © 2017 All Rights Reserved | Terms of Use | Website Design by Solution21

Justin Tebbenkamp DDS - Blacksburg Dentist logo