Ridgetop Dental conveniently provides full services for the placement of all types of dental implants. When all steps of the process are performed in-house it helps to streamline the implant procedure and provide the foundation for consistent, predictable care and results. Patients enjoy completing their treatment from the convenience of our Reston, VA dentist office without the need for additional specialists. Dr. Datta Malyavantham will monitor your entire dental implant treatment plan for the best possible outcome. From treatment planning to your final restoration, our in-house dental care team has you covered.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Datta will perform a thorough evaluation of your dental health and discuss your cosmetic goals. He will inspect your teeth, gums, and mouth to determine if you are a candidate for implants. Dr. Datta uses advanced digital diagnostics including 3-D scanning to thoroughly evaluate your oral structure and to strategically plan the placement of your implant(s). He will take time with you personally to listen to your needs, goals, and concerns before creating a treatment plan.
After a comprehensive consultation, Dr. Datta will create a personalized dental implant treatment plan. The type of dental implants you receive will depend on the number and location of your missing teeth and your oral health. The dental implant procedure requires multiple visits over several months.
Surgical Implantation – On the day of your surgery, Dr. Datta will surgically place the implant, which is a tiny screw-like post, into the jaw bone. This biocompatible titanium post will serve as the tooth root substitute. The implants will provide a sturdy, stable, and reliable tooth root replacement that will last. It is important to be in the best health so that the implant post can heal properly and completely fuse with the surrounding bone. If tooth extraction is needed, he will perform that first. The healing process can take anywhere from 3 to 6 months.
Restoring the Dental Implant – While the dental implant is healing, your dental crown, denture, or dental bridge will be fabricated at a dental laboratory according to Dr. Datta’s specifications. After your restoration is ready and the implant post(s) have fully fused with your jaw bone, your Reston, VA dentist will secure the dental restoration. Dr. Datta will attach an abutment to the implant post. The abutment protrudes from the gum line and acts as an anchor for the dental restoration. The final restoration is then locked into the abutment for a permanent restoration.
Dental Sedation Options
Dr. Datta offers dental sedation in our Northern Virginia office for your complete comfort during all aspects of the dental implant process. We will discuss any dental anxiety, fear or concerns you may have as well as your medical history before recommending the most suitable option. Dr. Datta is one of few local dentists offering IV sedation for patients who need or desire to be completely asleep during their procedure.