Dental Implants

Lloyd F. Moss Jr., DDS & Lloyd F. Moss III, DDS

Your Dental Implants Specialist in Fredericksburg, VA

Permanent Tooth Replacement

If teeth are missing or extracted, dental implants are considered the preferred replacement option. Implants look and act just like your natural teeth. They can be placed individually or used to support bridges or dentures. Implants are a more secure and permanent solution than removable dentures and preserve the jaw and facial appearance that can be compromised by missing teeth. They also exert a stronger force than dentures when chewing food. Dental implant procedure has revolutionized modern dentistry. Dental implants patients have a better option than removable dentures or simply going without their teeth. Dr. Lloyd Moss, Jr. and Dr. Lloyd Moss, III, are implant dentists who place and restore implants under one roof at our Fredericksburg, VA practice.

We place and restore:

  • Single Tooth Implants – Used when only one tooth needs to be replaced
  • Mini Implants – A smaller implant root is used when the jaw structure is too small to support a regular implant
  • Implant Supported Bridges – Used to fill a gap of several missing teeth
  • Implant-Retained Permanent Dentures
    • All-on-Four – A full arch upper or lower denture supported by four implants
    • All-on-Six – A full arch upper or lower denture supported by six implants

The Dental Implant Procedure

First, your dentist will assess your gums and jaw structure to make sure your gums are healthy and your jaw has enough bone to support the implant. Then a screw (made of titanium) is surgically placed into the jaw to replace the missing tooth root. It is left to integrate into the bone to become a secure anchor for the replacement tooth, which usually takes 3 to 6 months. When the implant is fully integrated into the jaw, a post (called an abutment) is placed in the screw, and a crown is cemented on top. When the process is complete, you have a strong, natural-looking replacement tooth.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

After a thorough dental examination, we will discuss whether teeth implants are a good solution for you. You must be in good general health, and your jaw must be in good condition to support the implants. Certain medical factors, like diabetes and smoking, may require you to find another option. Our excellent staff will help you determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.

How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implants are an investment with so many rewards. The cost will depend on how many implants you need and how many teeth you are replacing. After your consultation, you will have an estimate of the cost before any work is done.

Wondering if dental implants are right for you? Please call us or complete our online form to ask us any questions. For a consultation appointment with Dr. Lloyd Moss, Jr. or Dr. Lloyd Moss, III, call our Fredericksburg, VA dental office (540) 373-2080 today!