Dental Implants in Central Virginia
Have missing teeth or teeth that are beyond saving?
Chew Better and Have a Beautiful Smile with Dental Implants
Dr. Claiborne has completed extensive training in dental implant treatment and has performed over 1,000 dental implant procedures. He is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists—one of the highest certifications in implant dentistry.
Dr. Claiborne also uses the latest implant technology to make implant surgery precise, comfortable, efficient and highly successful. He loves to help patients regain their smiles and their confidence through implant dentistry. Because of this, he has made it the main focus of his practice.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root made of titanium that is placed in the jawbone and topped by a crown, dental bridge or denture. Because they look, act and feel natural, implants let you talk, chew and exert pressure, just like with real teeth.
Because implants are in the bone, chewing stimulates bone growth, preventing the collapsed, wrinkled look that occurs from progressive bone loss as a result of dentures and missing teeth.
Dental implants are an ideal solution for almost anyone who is suffering from missing teeth or teeth that are beyond saving.
Entire Procedure in One Location
All implant treatment is done right in our office, including full-arch cases that usually require going to multiple locations. Our practice is equipped with all the technology needed, so that Dr. Claiborne can provide the best service. Because he does both the surgical part of the treatment and the creation of the new teeth, he has excellent control of the entire process. It also saves in materials, which makes it possible for him to pass those savings on to you.
3D Treatment Planning
Dr. Claiborne employs the latest 3D technology for precise, minimally invasive treatment. As the first step in the treatment process, he will use his state-of-the-art, in-office 3D scanner to obtain accurate, 360-degree views of your mouth and jaw area. This enables him to identify the best locations for the placement of the implants. He then uses special 3D implant planning software to plan the exact position and angle of each implant.
When needed, such as when placing multiple implants at the same time, Dr. Claiborne creates a computer-generated surgical guide to assist him with accurate placement. This makes the surgery itself a totally smooth and efficient procedure.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants let you talk, chew and exert pressure, just like with natural teeth.
Implant-supported dentures have no false palate, which means you can taste and enjoy your food.
Implants are the strongest and longest-lasting replacement for missing or broken-down teeth.
Implants don’t require alteration to the structure of adjacent teeth, as with dental bridges.
Implants help preserve bone in the jaw. They prevent the collapsed, wrinkled look from the progressive bone loss that occurs with dentures and missing teeth.
Minimally Invasive Treatment
You will receive digital X-rays and a 3D scan, followed by a thorough exam and diagnosis by Dr. Claiborne.
Dr. Claiborne explains every aspect of treatment in easy-to-understand terms.
Dr. Claiborne ensures that the treatment results in a strong, beautiful and healthy smile.
Dr. Claiborne will explain the treatment in detail and ensure you are comfortable at all times. There is a TV in every operatory, and we offer blankets and pillows for extra comfort in the chair. For patients with dental anxiety and for dental implant procedures, we also provide oral or IV sedation.
Beautiful New Teeth
Depending on how many teeth are being replaced, Dr. Claiborne will attach a final crown, dental bridge or full arch of teeth on the dental implants. The final new teeth are carefully crafted from the best materials—lifelike, durable porcelain for single and multiple teeth replacement or high-quality, medical-grade acrylic or porcelain for full-arch teeth replacement. The new teeth are natural looking and very durable.