Dental Implants in Arlington, VA

Implants Overview

Most people don’t need to know about dental implants until they need to get one. That’s why you may not have heard of them. In general, each implant is a way to hold a tooth replacement, bridge, or dentures. Implants work as well as a natural tooth root, acting as part of your jaw. They’re secure and permanent.

What Is a Dental Implant?

Your teeth implants will be made of strong, long-lasting titanium. They will be placed in your jawbone through implant surgery and then naturally bond to the jaw over time. It will eventually be a solid foundation for a tooth restoration, such as a new dental crown.

It’s amazing seeing patients complete the dental implant process. They can chew any type of crunchy or sticky food they want. They have a full, happy smile again.

Plus, new teeth can prevent problems that might have happened. When you’re missing a tooth, your other teeth can start to move into the gap! Or your bite could become uneven, and certain teeth can start getting worn down. Dental implants can prevent that.

How Do I Get Implants?

When you visit Courthouse Art of Dentistry to get dental implants, we will go through several steps in the tooth implant process in the first visit and later appointments:

Initial Consultation
We’ll give you a checkup to find out how healthy your teeth and gums are. With 3D scanning technology, we’ll ensure your jaw is ready for dental implants.

Your dentist will go over your tooth replacement options. You must be an ideal candidate for the dental implant procedure for us to proceed. You can ask all your questions about the process and about the cost of dental implants.

In some cases, your jawbone may have shrunken away from not having a full set of teeth to support it. If your jawbone needs more material to anchor the implants, we can schedule a jawbone graft to strengthen your jaw.

Implant Placement
Using digital scanning, our doctor will determine the perfect location for your dental implant (or implants). Then we’ll place the titanium tooth roots in your jaw during a relatively short dental surgery.

If you are getting same-day dentures, we can place your implant-supported dentures right away; otherwise, we’ll send you on your way for your jawbone to heal and fuse with the new implant.

Recovery Time
It can take a few weeks to months for your jaw to naturally form a lifelong bond with your implant. During this time, your jawbone will go through a process called osseointegration, in which your jawbone and the new implant bond to work together as one.

While your body performs this natural process, you can go about your life as normal. We may also place a temporary crown on your implant to help you chew normally in the meantime.

Tooth Restoration
We’ll place your final tooth restoration on your implant, such as a color-matched, permanent dental crown that fully replaces your missing tooth and blends with your other teeth. Or we could place a larger appliance like permanent dentures on several implants.

Follow Up
We will schedule a time to check on your restoration and tooth implant. This is to catch any potential developing problems and correct them early—just in case.

At the end of the process, you should be able to chew foods normally and smile at your friends and family members as before. Your ability to speak might even be improved. And it will be easy to clean your teeth, because your tooth restoration will act just like a natural tooth.

What Other Implant Services Do You Provide?

Besides the main technique of replacing a tooth, there are other possibilities that implants provide, which we offer at Courthouse Art of Dentistry. These include:

  • All-on-4® Treatment Concept Dentures: We can anchor dentures very securely on just 4 strategically placed implants. These dentures are beautiful and natural-looking, and they won’t slip when you’re trying to talk!

  • Mini Implants: These implants are much smaller and ideal for certain patients. We can place them in the jaw with far less dental surgery and less recovery time for you.

  • Bone Grafts: For certain patients, such as seniors, more jawbone material is needed to securely place tooth implants. We have several options for strengthening your jawbone.

  • Same-Day Implants: If you’re busy, you don’t want to wait a long time to get the implant process done. How does today sound? With our same-day dental implants, we can place your initial implants and restorations in your first appointment, then place final restorations later.

We take care of every part of your dental implant process here. Ask us about implants if you want to regain confidence in your smile, chew naturally again, protect your other teeth, and protect your health.

Contact Courthouse Art of Dentistry for an Implants Consultation
Do you need a tooth replaced? Are you frustrated with your old removable dentures? Whatever type of tooth replacement need you have, dental implants may be the solution. Call Courthouse Art of Dentistry today to set up your first appointment at our dentist office. Take the first step toward a beautiful, complete smile.

Single Tooth Implant Replacement

Have you lost a tooth because of an accident, age, or decay? We understand your pain, your frustration, and your need to have a normal smile again. You need that tooth back. A smile doesn’t look right with an empty socket in it.

But how do you get a tooth replacement? You’ve probably never thought about it before now. There are two general options for your smile makeover:

  • A Dental Bridge: This is an appliance that is attached to the teeth on both sides of the socket. Your other teeth must be altered first. The bridge holds a replacement crown in the place of the missing tooth.

  • A Dental Implant and Restoration: Instead of changing the teeth beside the socket, a new tooth root is placed in the jaw. Then, a replacement tooth is attached to it. This new tooth soon becomes a normal part of your smile.

A dental bridge can be the right option for many patients. We even offer dental bridges at our dental clinic. But some patients prefer the strength and permanence of having a new tooth implant placed directly in the jaw. This is accomplished with an implant procedure and a tooth restoration.

At Courthouse Art of Dentistry, we bring the technology available in the big cities back to our dentist office in Arlington. This is a comprehensive, state-of-the-art dental institute where you can get every part of your dental implant process completed.

At the same time, we strive to keep our patients comfortable and listen to you with gentleness and concern. We know not everyone feels good when visiting the dentist or having dental surgery. You can call us any time to get your questions answered without any pressure.

Your Implant Consultation and Process

Believe it or not, from our point of view, placing dental implants is relatively routine and simple. We’ll give it our full attention, but we want to impress on you that it’s not a procedure to be worried about. We’ve practiced the tooth implant process many times, and it has an extremely high rate of success. This is generally what we’ll do:

  • Diagnosis: We ensure your jaw and oral health are ready for implant surgery. We’ll check your teeth, gums, and jaw, using advanced digital x-ray scans to check bone density and more. (Your jaws and teeth must be finished growing.)

  • Surgery Planning: Your dentist will use your scans to find the exact position to where we’ll place your implant in the jaw. If you want more than two teeth next to each other, we’ll change the plan to give the implants room. For smaller teeth, we can switch to mini implants.

  • Dental Surgery: Needing only local anesthetic, your implant placement can proceed quickly. This requires only a small incision before your oral surgeon can insert the state-of-the-art, high-quality titanium.

  • Temporary Cap: Your dentist will attach a cap to the tooth implant to protect it while the site heals, and while your jawbone is integrating with your implant. This will help keep your gums in the right shape, making the whole area look great in the long-term—not to mention it’s easier to brush.

  • Healing Time: Since this is a minor teeth surgery, you can get back to everyday activities fairly soon. You may feel fine, or you may need to take over-the-counter pain medication.

  • Tooth Restoration: After the standard healing time, we can bring you back in to see if you’re ready for a permanent new tooth crown. When the healing process has progressed enough, we’ll attach an implant abutment and then your new tooth to the implant.

We also recommend teeth implants because they will strengthen your jawbone: It will be stimulated to grow new material to bond with the implant. This makes your final tooth restoration stronger in the long-term than, say, a dental bridge that does not interact with the bone.

Your tooth implants may last a very long time—possibly for the rest of your life—which can ultimately be cost-effective compared to other solutions that may need replacement later. Plus, your tooth restoration will be easy to clean and will let you chew and talk normally once again.

Call Us Today to Replace Your Missing Tooth
At Courthouse Art of Dentistry, we’re dedicated to your health and your confidence. We want your replacement tooth to look as amazing as you want and to keep you healthy.

We’ll also help answer questions such as, “how much do implants cost?” Each case is different, so you can find out your dental implant cost by coming in for a FREE implants consultation. During that visit, you can ask us about our zero-interest dental implant payment plans, if you need.

Call today to schedule your first implant consultation with your local dental implant dentist, and get our recommendation for replacing that tooth as soon as possible.

Fixed Implant Bridges

Do you have two or more adjacent teeth missing? We have a brilliant solution for you at Courthouse Art of Dentistry. It is a permanent way of giving you new teeth. After a time, you won’t even notice that your tooth replacements any more. You will brush them like your other teeth. You’ll be able to eat what you like. And your smile will look great!

The solution? A fixed implant bridge.

How Does an Implant Bridge Work?

A traditional dental bridge is an appliance that holds one or more replacement teeth. Often, a patient has lost a single tooth and gets a bridge to hold a new crown in the empty socket. This bridge must be attached to the teeth on both sides of the socket—meaning those teeth are shaved down, losing some enamel, to attach new anchoring crowns to them.

In contrast, a fixed implant bridge attaches to metal implant roots in the jaw rather than to other teeth. Some benefits of this include the following:

  • It saves your other teeth from being altered.

  • It anchors your bridge through natural bonding to the jawbone, rather than through crown cementing.

  • The implants in your jaw stimulate your jaw to grow and strengthen, whereas a traditional bridge does not interact with the jaw, allowing it to deteriorate.

At our dentist office, we can anchor a bridge in place with only a single implant, in some cases, or several implants.

What Is an Implant?

If dental implants are new to you, each tooth implant is a titanium rod that acts as a new tooth root. Natural tooth roots go through the gums and are naturally anchored in the jawbone. So, that is what we do with teeth implants too.

At our dental clinic, we place them in the jaw and let the jaw bond to them during the healing process after a short dental surgery. Once they are integrated with the jawbone, they’ll make a very strong, solid foundation for your dental bridge, letting you chew what you want.

What Are the Advantages of Implant Bridges?

Keep in mind that healing after implant surgery is a natural process that can’t be speeded up. It can take several months. Some patients even need a jawbone graft to strengthen their jaw even more before the implant procedure, which adds more time to the tooth implant process.

However, the advantages of implant-supported bridges over traditional bridges include:

  • Permanence: You will keep your dental implants for the rest of your life. Because they are not anchored to other teeth—which may deteriorate—they should last practically forever.

  • Stability: After the dental implant process and healing period are complete, your new titanium tooth roots will be as stable (or better) than your natural tooth roots.

  • Tooth and Jaw Preservation: Fixed implant bridges do not require alteration of other teeth, and they keep your jawbone healthy by signaling to it that it must still support teeth. If a jawbone area is not used, it starts to weaken.

With a traditional bridge, the support teeth around it are put under stress, wear, and pressure by constantly holding the bridge. An implant bridge keeps each tooth independent and anchored just to the jaw.

How to Receive a Fixed Implant Bridge

If you’re missing two or more teeth in a row, call Courthouse Art of Dentistry to set up a consultation. When you arrive at our dentist office in Arlington, the dentist will give you a checkup to assess your oral and dental health. We’ll go over your dental history to find any possible issues.

We will also perform 3D scans and x-rays to reveal the deep structure of your jaw. We need to find the right placement points where tooth implants have enough bone material to bond with. At this point, it is possible that some patients will not be able to continue. The jawbone may not be thick enough to receive an implant, for example.

If you’re an ideal candidate for the dental implant procedure, we’ll present a treatment plan to you, which will include all the steps of the process and the length of time for each. We’ll then schedule your teeth surgery. We may also need to remove a tooth before we place implants.

Then, your oral surgeon will place your implants in a procedure that has one of the highest success rates in the business. Next, we’ll take impressions and design your bridge. Finally, we’ll attach your permanent fixed implant bridge. You’ll be able to move forward with a restored smile.

Start Your Implant Bridge Process at Courthouse Art of Dentistry
Don’t let your missing teeth disrupt your life any longer. Those sockets are a risk to develop infection, and they interrupt an otherwise great smile. Make an appointment with dental practice Courthouse Art of Dentistry now, and we’ll tell you if implants will solve this challenge for you.

Fixed Implant Dentures / All-on-4® Treatment Concept

Have you been using removable dentures already? Have they been hard to manage, because they slip while you’re talking or chewing? Or you may be thinking of getting dentures but are worried that you’ll have problems with them.

The other situation we see is patients who want a smile-makeover—or need one. They may have advanced decay in many teeth, or some have suffered a serious accident that has damaged their teeth.

If you were to get a tooth implant for every single tooth, the cost would balloon quickly. It would mean a surgical insertion of a new metal tooth root into the jaw for every tooth—plus, individual tooth replacements on each.

But the All-on-4® Treatment Concept means that all the teeth in a whole row can rest on as few as four implants. This can save you a lot of time and money. And Courthouse Art of Dentistry is focused on providing you convenient, state-of-the-art, low-cost dental solutions. We care about your comfort and needs. If you’re interested, call our dentist office in Arlington to ask about All-on-4® Treatment Concept dental implants.

What Are the Advantages of All-on-4® Treatment Concept Implant Dentures?

Many patients don’t have a reason to replace eight or ten individual teeth with individual implants. But when comparing traditional dentures vs implants, they also don’t want dentures. For these patients, All-on-4® Treatment Concept dental implants can be ideal. This technology offers:

  • Stability: The dentist anchors a whole row of teeth securely using several strategically-placed implants.

  • Cost Savings: Placing only four teeth implants per row is naturally less expensive than placing around ten.

  • Time Savings: It’s faster to get four implants than about ten and takes less time to recover. Plus, we can extract old teeth and give you same-day dental implants.

  • Ease of Care: It’s simple to brush and clean new teeth that are permanently part of the mouth, acting as natural teeth. They don’t have to be taken out to clean.

  • Security: Many patients don’t like that traditional dentures can fall out or can be accidentally left somewhere and lost. Implant-supported fixed dentures don’t share these problems.

  • Natural Look: A unified row of replacement teeth in a single appliance will look like natural teeth.

  • Bone Protection: Fewer implants go into the jaw during teeth surgery, which is better for patients with a weaker or thinner jawbone.

  • Nutrition Support: Eat any type of food again with permanent dentures, which can be difficult with dentures that are not attached with implants.

  • Natural Speech: Because these teeth can’t slip off of the gums, it’s easier to speak clearly again.

Even with fewer implants, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept still stimulates the jaw to grow and stay stronger for more of your life. And, of course, patients love having their smiles restored with artistic dentistry in just one day.

Is the All-on-4® Treatment Concept Right for Me?

The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is perfect for some patients, but your local dentist at Courthouse Art of Dentistry may recommend this or a different option for you. We need to examine your teeth and jaw first to be sure.

In general, the All-on-4® Treatment Concept is outstanding for patients who have several or many teeth in a state of decay. When teeth cannot be repaired, it may be better for you to have them taken out and replaced with a single new row of teeth.

You might also be struggling every day with the way that your teeth look. You want to be proud of your teeth in the future and not feel bad when you smile at others. You also might not want to see dentures sitting on a glass of cleaning solution every night.

The All-on-4® Treatment Concept can last you for many years—possibly for the rest of your life! And it’s a great feeling to have them completely installed in just one appointment. You walk into the office with teeth that are impossible to repair and walk out the same day with a beautiful new smile.

New Teeth in a Day from Courthouse Art of Dentistry
Would you want a smile makeover in just one day? Other dental implant procedures can take around six months to complete, but you can have new teeth with the All-on-4® Treatment Concept in just one appointment.

We’ll take good care of you in our dental office at Courthouse Art of Dentistry. Our dental practice is known for our gentle care, our convenient appointments, and our good listeners. We’ll help you understand the options that are good for your health and your confidence. Call us now to make an appointment about All-on-4® Treatment Concept fixed implant dentures!

Mini Implants

Dental implants are titanium tooth roots. Each dental implant can be used as the root of a replacement tooth. Standard dental implants are implanted deep in the jaw, like a natural tooth root—but mini implants are different.

Mini dental implants are about a half to a quarter of the diameter of standard dental implants. They can be quickly placed in your jaw with very little dental surgery needed. They become an anchor system to hold fixed dentures or other appliances in place. This means you can quickly have replacement teeth that won’t fall out when you’re chewing or talking.

We make getting new teeth convenient at Courthouse Art of Dentistry. Your dentist will listen to needs and goals and find the solution that is right for you. Call our dental clinic when you’re ready!

Advantages of Mini Implants

The first reason that our patients love mini implants is that they can make permanent dentures seem like natural teeth. Instead of traditional dentures that slip out of place for some patients, you can have dentures held in place by mini implants. You can chew hard foods with them like they’re your own teeth.

You can still have snap-on dentures that are removable with mini implants. They click into place on the mini implants and stay there firmly. But you can pop them back out if you want to, for cleaning and sleeping. Other advantages of traditional dentures vs. implants include:

  • Comfort: Some patients experience traditional dentures rubbing uncomfortably against their gums. When attached to implants, dentures don’t rest on the gums at all.

  • Food Choice: You might feel restricted to certain foods because you know other foods will make your traditional dentures slip off your gums. But you can eat almost anything with implant-supported dentures.

  • Better Fit: Traditional dentures can feel as if they always don’t fit right to some patients. This feeling evaporates with implants.

  • No Bone Graft: If you have less jawbone than is needed for standard implants, mini implants may be right for you, because they don’t need as much bone.

  • Confidence: Because you won’t feel compelled to take your dentures out, you can feel more confident with dentures that let you act like you have all your natural teeth.

  • Faster Implantation: Our dental implant clinic can finish your mini implants in a single day. Full implants, in contrast, can take months to complete while your jaw heals and bonds to the implant. Mini implants don’t need that recovery time.

With mini implants, you can walk out of our office with snap-on teeth after a single appointment. They are ready that quickly.

What Happens in a Mini Implants Procedure?

During a mini implants surgery, your oral surgeon will place each mini implant quickly in your jaw without making an incision in the gums first. The design of mini implants allows them to slip right through the gums.

This contrasts with a standard implant surgery, which requires cutting the gums, which takes longer to do and requires more recovery time afterwards. That can also cause soreness and pain during healing. But mini implant surgery generally relieves and skips all these problems.

This can be perfect for a front tooth implant.

We’ll use a local anesthetic, and the implant procedure should only take an hour—or two at the most. Once the mini implants are in their positions, we’ll complete and adjust your dentures so that they match your implants and can snap into place immediately.

Who Should Get Mini Dental Implants?

Not everyone needs mini dental implants, but some patients are ideal for them. We often recommend them to:

  • Patients who have a smaller amount of bone in the jaw—not enough to safely hold a standard dental implant without a bone graft.

  • Younger adults or even children who have a missing tooth or teeth because of genetic reasons or an accident.

  • Patients who have health concerns and require less surgery and less recovery time.

At the same time, almost anyone could use dental implants. There are no special requirements to get them. You can discuss them with your family dentist. And both mini implants and standard implants can keep your jaw healthier in the long-term, stimulating it to grow and stay strong.
Call Courthouse Art of Dentistry for Fast Mini Implants
Do you want a tooth replacement more quickly? Do you want dentures held securely in place? Then call our dental office, Courthouse Art of Dentistry, and ask about mini implants. We can complete your dental implants procedure and denture placement at our dental practice in just one day. Schedule your consultation now to take the first step toward a smile makeover.

Who Should Get Mini Dental Implants?

Not everyone needs mini dental implants, but some patients are ideal for them. We often recommend them to:

  • Patients who have a smaller amount of bone in the jaw—not enough to safely hold a standard dental implant without a bone graft.

  • Younger adults or even children who have a missing tooth or teeth because of genetic reasons or an accident.

  • Patients who have health concerns and require less surgery and less recovery time.

At the same time, almost anyone could use dental implants. There are no special requirements to get them. You can discuss them with your family dentist. And both mini implants and standard implants can keep your jaw healthier in the long-term, stimulating it to grow and stay strong.

Call Courthouse Art of Dentistry for Fast Mini Implants
​​​​​​​Do you want a tooth replacement more quickly? Do you want dentures held securely in place? Then call our dental office, Courthouse Art of Dentistry, and ask about mini implants. We can complete your dental implants procedure and denture placement at our dental practice in just one day. Schedule your consultation now to take the first step toward a smile makeover.

Bone Grafting

What is a bone graft? Bone grafts are over a hundred years old now. They’re used in dentistry to place new bone or a substitute in a jawbone that has lost its natural density. This will make it stronger and thicker, which is used to make dental implant procedures successful. Some jawbones need more material for the tooth implant to rest in and bond with.

What Happens During a Bone Graft Surgery?

Before you get a jawbone graft, your family dentist at Courthouse Art of Dentistry will explain the reason for it and the benefits that you’ll get from it. We will listen to your concerns and needs, and we’ll answer any questions you have. Make sure to ask anything that you need, because you can trust us to always be honest with you at our dental practice.

Next, we may need to take out an old tooth or teeth where your future implant will be. Then, we will add bone or a substitute to your jaw in the areas where the implants will be inserted. This procedure is over within an hour or two, and then you will go home to heal.

Your dental bone graft will stimulate your jaw to create new bone cells, which will grow around the grafted material. Over a few months, this will thicken and strengthen the bone in the site of your future dental implants.

What Is the Bone Graft Material?

There are many options for bone graft material that can be used. It is possible to use:

  • Bone from another part of your own body, including a different portion of your jawbone.

  • Bone that has been donated from a human.

  • Animal bone.

  • Material that imitates bone, which can be made from ceramics, bioglass, polymers, or other materials.

  • Alloplastic, which is made of natural substances, such as calcium carbonate.

  • Enhanced graft materials that include organic factors like stem cells to make your jawbone grow faster.

Why are there so many options? Because each patient is different, with different levels of oral health, thickness of jawbone, and preferences of materials they will allow. Your dental specialist here at Courthouse Art of Dentistry may also have other recommendations.

If you choose to get a graft of your own bone, your dental implant dentist may operate on two surgical sites: one where bone is removed and another where it’s inserted in a location. Some patients prefer a graft from an outside source in order to reduce the number of incisions needed.

About donated bone: It is thoroughly cleaned so that it is completely sanitary and safe. And animal bone is taken from compatible species, such as bovines, so that it will be accepted and used by the body.

Do I Need a Bone Graft?

It is fairly standard for patients at our dental implant center to need bone grafts. It is not a sign of neglect or weakness or age, necessarily. It’s often needed when a patient loses an adult tooth or when they have had a touch of gum disease, which makes the jawbone recede. Then the jawbone needs built back up before any other dental surgery can be done.

A bone graft can be an overall benefit too, because the jawbone depletion after gum disease or the loss of several teeth can change the shape of the face. The face can sag because of less bone support—but a bone graft can sharpen the features.

If you need an implant for a tooth replacement or to hold an appliance like a dental bridge, you may need a bone graft. Again, it’s fairly common for anyone to need a bone graft to keep teeth implants secure.

You’ll be better off in the long-term once the process is complete and your new teeth are held firmly in place. You’ll be able to chew any type of food, speak normally, brush your teeth with no worries, and have a better life after a bone graft and teeth implants.

Call Courthouse Art of Dentistry for Dental Implants and Bone Grafts
If you have lost a tooth or multiple teeth, it might be time for an implant or even implant-supported dentures or an implant bridge. At our dentist office, we use state-of-the-art 3D scans to look deep into your jawbones and prepare for a successful and comfortable dental implants procedure.

If you need a bone graft to make your tooth implants secure for the rest of your life, we will discuss it with you and give you the option. Call your dental implant clinic, Courthouse Art of Dentistry, to ask any questions and schedule your FREE consultation!

Same-Day Tooth Replacement

Same-day tooth replacements through dental implants are convenient options we offer our patients. When you’re missing a tooth or need a tooth taken out and replaced, we can sometimes complete the tooth implant process in just a single day at our dental office!

Imagine: If you have a problem with a certain tooth, you could call Courthouse Art of Dentistry, visit us for an appointment, and have a new tooth quickly. You won’t have to wait long to be able to smile and chew normally again!

Same-day dental implants are especially important for patients who lose a front tooth, which can be embarrassing, especially if you’re in a professional role. If you need a smile makeover as soon as possible, an implant can do it.

Do You Have a Healthy Jawbone?

To review, tooth implants are titanium posts that act as replacements for each tooth root. When you get teeth implants in your jaw, your bone naturally bonds to them. Each implant then becomes the new root for a custom-made dental crown that acts as a tooth replacement.

But some patients don’t have enough jawbone to securely hold onto a dental implant in the site where it is needed. That’s the first requirement: You must have enough bone density in your jaw to hold the implant after a dental implant procedure.

When we scan your jawbone, if we find that it is not thick enough there, your dentist could recommend mini implants or a jawbone graft, which will stimulate the jaw to grow.

Do You Have the Health and Budget?

Oral health is another prerequisite when considering these tooth replacement options. You shouldn’t have any oral health problems that could derail the dental implant process. For example, a patient with gum disease would first need to have a gum disease treatment from a periodontist.

You will also need the budget to cover the cost of dental implants. Does dental insurance cover implants? It depends on your plan, and we’d be happy to help you find out. When insurance does not help, the average cost of dental implants can be handled in other ways, such as payment plans. We can discuss possibilities with you at our dental implant clinic.

Because we are experienced in both restorative and cosmetic dentistry, your dental implant dentist will have the background to advise you. We will present the options that will make your smile look impressive while also protecting your long-term health.

The Process of Getting a Same-Day Tooth Replacement

Call us to make an appointment at Courthouse Art of Dentistry. Let us know that you need a tooth replaced quickly. Then, when you arrive for your appointment, we will thoroughly check on your dental health and your jawbone density, deciding if you are ready for a dental implant.

We will give you our recommendations for the type of solution that we think will give you the most benefit. Same-day tooth replacements have great benefits, but if a different solution will help you more, we’ll let you know.

If your teeth and jaw are ready, your oral surgeon will quickly insert the titanium implant into your jaw. If a damaged or decayed tooth is in the way, though, the dentist will quickly extract it first.

Then, we will attach an implant abutment to the implant post. The abutment creates a larger surface for the crown (the actual replacement tooth) to attach to. Finally, we place a temporary crown that matches your other teeth while you heal.

The Long-Term Plan

For a few months, your jawbone will be growing around your implant, stimulated by its presence. This will eventually make the implant into a very secure root for your tooth.

During this process, you will be able to chew and smile with your temporary tooth crown. We will also need to check up on your progress during your recovery time. We may even need to adjust the dental implant, making it heal in the correct position.

Finally, when the implant has become a permanent part of your jaw, we’ll attach the permanent replacement crown to the abutment. The entire dental implant process can take between 3–6 months. But, again, you will be able to use your temporary crown on the same day that you get your implant.

Schedule a Same-Day Tooth Replacement With Courthouse Art of Dentistry
If you need a damaged or missing tooth replaced right away, call our dentist office, Courthouse Art of Dentistry. A dental implant and temporary crown can complete your smile design quickly. Schedule a FREE dental implant consultation now!

Cost of Dental Implants

When you’re thinking about any major purchase, you need to know the full cost of it. In the case of dental implants, the cost includes a few different parts. Let us explain each and then add up the total cost of dental implants.

Remember, these costs can be paid to our dental implant center through our in-office payments plans, which carry zero interest. You can simply split up the final price tag into separate payments. Of course, we also accept cash, personal checks, and credit card payments. We also take Carecredit.

Also, all prices are in ranges, because there are many factors that go into each quote, including the particular type of material and other options that you choose. This is just a guide to tooth replacement costs, which can be a little different for each implant, set of implants, and tooth restoration.

Long-Lasting Investment in Dental Health

Let’s discuss traditional dentures vs. implants. Teeth implants may come at a higher price, and that’s because they last longer. They’re a long-term investment. Other solutions can wear out eventually and need complete replacements.

Dental implants are made to last your whole life. Each dental implant is like a replacement for a natural tooth root. The titanium root is permanently bonded to your own jawbone. You take care of the replacement tooth by regular brushing and flossing, just like you do with your other teeth. In fact, it could help motivate you to brush more often.

The Price of a Single Implant

When you get just one tooth implant, it’s usually to replace a single tooth that was lost. The final replacement is made up of three parts:

  • The titanium implant—the replacement tooth root.

  • The abutment—the connector between the root and crown.

  • The crown—the replacement tooth, used for chewing and smiling.

The dental implant cost includes a dental surgery, performed by experienced professionals, that safely and permanently puts a titanium tooth root in place. However, the price of this surgery is a range because it can include a lot of variations, such as:

  • A Jawbone Graft: This strengthens the jawbone with new material, stimulating it to grow and be thicker to hold the implant. However, not everyone needs this procedure before their implant surgery.

  • Your Insurance: A dental insurance policy can lower your out-of-pocket expenses.

  • The Type of Implant and Restoration: Mini implants will generally cost less than standard dental implants, and single tooth implant restorations will be less expensive than replacing multiple teeth.

Remember, after a dental implant procedure, patients often let their implant heal for several months, using a temporary crown attached to it. Then, they go back to the dental implant clinic for a permanent crown. This whole process is included in the price of dental implants.

The Price of an Abutment

An implant abutment is a custom-made connector that attaches to the implant. A dental crown—your visible replacement tooth—is attached to the abutment.

Think of a traditional dental crown treatment for a moment. When a tooth is damaged, the dentist may wear it down a little more and then place a new cap over it that replaces the natural chewing surface and sides of a molar.

Similarly, an abutment is like a worn-down tooth. It will be attached to your implant post right at your gum line and keep your gums in a natural shape before the crown is attached.

The abutment itself and the procedure to attach it can cost between about $650 and $950. The price is in a range because abutments can be made of different types of materials, can be standard or customized, and may be partially covered by insurance.

The Price of a Dental Crown or Cap

The price of a dental crown—a restoration for a single tooth—can range greatly. This wide range is explained by:

  • The Materials: A crown can be made from precious metals, other metals, or ceramics.

  • The Aesthetics: The best customized crown that looks exactly the right color with your other teeth costs more.

How much does a tooth implant cost with insurance? Your insurance plan may reduce it. Check with your HR rep or with your insurance company to find out the percentage of the price it can cover.

The Price of Multiple Implants

Several tooth implants together can hold bridges or dentures, which you can take out at night. The final cost of the tooth implant process and the teeth restorations is affected by the number of actual implants, whether or not you need bone grafts, and whether or not the final dentures or bridges are removable or fixed in place.

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Benefits of Dental Implants

Always remember that the point of tooth implants is not the technology, price, or process. The goal is to give you advantages in your life. The cost of dental implants will be worth all the amazing benefits that you get. Call the dental office Courthouse Art of Dentistry if you want to learn more or to schedule a FREE consultation.

These are just some of the benefits you can get from well-placed dental implants and restorative dentistry at our dental implant center.

Natural Look, Feel, and Function

Once the process is complete and you have a tooth replacement, it will look and feel like a natural tooth. You’ll be able to smile with it and chew with it, and no one will notice any difference. If you get implant-supported dentures or bridges, they include features that look like gums, so they’ll blend right in.

Made to Last a Lifetime

Your teeth implants themselves can last for the rest of your life. You shouldn’t ever need another dental implant procedure on them. Of course, the surfaces that you chew with—crowns, bridges, or dentures—can get worn down and need replacements and/or adjustments. But the titanium roots are permanent. They’re also biocompatible, which means they’ll be accepted by your body forever.

Stability for Your Teeth

When you lose a tooth, other teeth near the socket naturally start to move closer to it. These unplanned movements of your teeth can alter your bite motion and even your facial shape—or may cause TMJ headaches. The longer it is allowed, the harder it is to eventually replace your tooth with an implant or bridge. A fast tooth replacement at our dental implant clinic prevents these problems.

Better Overall Dental Health

Some tooth replacements, such as dental bridges, rely on altering the teeth around the replacement. Nearby anchor teeth must be worn down and capped with crowns. In contrast, a dental implant and restoration is self-contained and attached only to the jawbone. This leaves your other healthy teeth whole and strong. This can help all your teeth last longer.

Easy Maintenance

If you get a dental crown attached to an implant, it will be very easy to care for: You’ll just brush and floss your teeth like you normally do. Get your teeth checked over by the dentist every six months for regular preventist dentistry, and you should be safe for life. If you choose to get removable dentures or bridges, you can just pop them out and brush your gums.

Very Comfortable

Other tooth replacement options, including bridges and traditional dentures, are not naturally attached to your jaw. That means they might slip or otherwise feel a little foreign in your mouth. Implants, on the other hand, become firmly part of your mouth. Your tooth restoration won’t be loose or require an adhesive, as traditional dentures do.

Easy Speaking

If you’ve had a missing tooth or several missing teeth for some time, the sound of your words may have changed. Tooth gaps can make patients lisp or slur. But implants and new teeth—or implant-supported dentures or bridges—can give you back the ability to talk the way you used to.

Freedom of Food Choices

Having tooth gaps in certain places can prevent you from being able to chew crunchy or sticky foods—which can be some of the most delicious kinds. But implant-supported crowns or dentures let our patients eat their favorite foods again. You won’t have any risk that your dentures or a crown will slip out on an apple, because the tooth restoration will be attached to deep-rooted implants.

Reverse Jawbone Loss

Our jawbones keep replacing their own cells throughout our lives. When you lose a tooth, the lack of a tooth root tells your jawbone it doesn’t need to grow in that area anymore. And losing bone there can change the shape of a face, making it look shrunken. But a titanium implant (and sometimes a jawbone graft) stimulates the jawbone to grow, replacing lost bone and making it thicker.


We can meet any smile makeover need with implants. You can get a single replacement tooth at a time, for example. Or you can get anything from a dental bridge to a partial denture to multiple full dentures supported by implants. Each solution can be customized to your needs and budget.

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How Dental Implants Work

You can’t find better tooth replacement options than dental implants! Each tooth implant—the titanium post that attaches to the jawbone itself—can last a lifetime. And they even stimulate the jawbone to grow and stay stronger throughout your life.

The Implant Surgery

We place implants at Courthouse Art of Dentistry placed with a very fast dental surgery. It’s a procedure your oral surgeon carefully plans using 3D scans to make it extremely safe. Teeth implants are often inserted exactly where a tooth has been lost, preparing to replace that tooth.

After several weeks of healing, the dentist checks if the implant has become a permanent part of your natural jawbone—and a stable root for a dental crown or another restorative dentistry option. This process is successful more than 95% of the time. Plus, the titanium implant is 100% biocompatible, so it is not rejected by the body’s healing process or long-term systems.

Replacing One Tooth

The dental implant procedure with the highest success rate is the single tooth replacement. After the titanium implant is placed and the bone has healed, the dental clinic attaches an implant abutment to the implant.

Then, your dental office will place a crown on the abutment, and this will become your replacement tooth, perfect for natural chewing. It’s easy to brush and floss. It can even be made to have the same color as your other teeth. Plus, it can’t suffer tooth decay or infection. And it will feel very natural; you won’t even notice it most of the time.

Replacing a Few Teeth

An accident or infection can cause the loss of two or three teeth at a time. But you’ll be glad that implants can replace multiple teeth simultaneously.

Our dental implant center doesn’t even need the same number of implants as missing teeth to replace them. For example, if you have lost three consecutive teeth, we might place only two implants in that space. Then, we’d attach a dental bridge holding three replacement teeth in that gap, held by the two implants at the ends.

Compare this to a traditional bridge. The old method is to wear down the healthy teeth on either side of the gap and attach crowns to them, then support the bridge on those crowns. Implant restorations leave nearby teeth untouched, helping your whole mouth to stay stronger and your teeth to last longer.

Permanently Replacing Every Tooth

An exciting option for some patients at our dentist office in Arlington is to completely replace an entire arch of teeth—or even all the teeth in the whole mouth—using a single appliance, similar to dentures.

With this option, you wouldn’t have to think about your tooth replacements again or take special care of them. You would brush and floss like normal. They don’t have to be removed at night. They act as normal teeth.

Plus, an appliance like this can be held in place by only a few implants—such as the All-on-4® Treatment Concept that can replace a full arch of teeth with only four dental implants! Because of differences in jawbone density, some patients may need five or six implants for their dentures, but that is still far fewer than the 10–12 teeth that can be replaced with this device.

The final result is that each denture is easy to take care of and is convenient and comfortable. It stays in place so you can eat your favorite foods and not worry about it slipping off your gums. Plus, the implants stimulate the jawbone to support your facial structure for the rest of your life.

Supporting Removable Dentures

For those patients who want to take their dentures out at night or at other times, our dental practice can attach removable dentures to several implants. These snap-on dentures stay completely still while you are chewing and speaking, but you can pull them out when you choose to.

Even though traditional dentures (which don’t use implants) are helpful and convenient for many patients, they have the disadvantage of resting on the gums and pressing on the surface of the jawbone when you chew. This can actually wear down the jawbone rather than strengthening it. You also will need to replace these dentures over time as your jawbone keeps changing.

In contrast, implant-supported dentures put the chewing pressure on the inner structure of the jawbone, actually encouraging more cell growth, making the jawbone and facial structure better and stronger in the long-term.

Taking Care of Implants for a Lifetime

Once you have an implant or several implants, you will need to brush and floss on a regular schedule to keep them clean. It is possible to let them become infected if they’re not cleaned, just like any structure in the mouth.

Also, if you have a history of grinding your teeth, your family dentist can create a customized mouthguard to protect your teeth during the night. This will protect your investment for many years to come.

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Dental Implants—FAQ

Getting a dental implant or even several dental implants can be a big purchase. And the benefits of a tooth implant and restoration can be with you for the rest of your life.

So, it’s wonderful when our patients have questions about it. We want you to be satisfied that all your questions have been answered and you feel confident about the tooth implant process. Check through the following FAQs for the answers you need, and call Courthouse Art of Dentistry with any other questions.

What Safety Issues Should I Be Aware Of?

Teeth implants are placed in one of the safest of all dental procedures. They’ve been used for over 50 years, and the dental implant process has been refined and improved over time.

Any procedure has risks, but these can be prevented as much as possible by using an experienced team, such as the one at our dental practice. We have performed implants many times and know how to professionally react to any problems that occur.

Also, we can discuss your medical history and current health habits. You can make changes that can influence the success of the dental implant procedure, such as stopping smoking, along with other behaviors that your family dentist can tell you about before implant surgery.

Is the Implant Procedure Painful?

The dental implants procedure itself is painless, because we use local anesthetic throughout, as in many types of dental surgery. We’ll keep you as comfortable as possible during it.

Once you go home, you’ll follow a simple checklist your oral surgeon will give you to help you stay comfortable. You may be temporarily sore afterwards. But some patients go back to their normal routine the day after dental surgery. Over-the-counter pain medication is all you may need.

Can I Get Dental Implants From My Regular Dentist?

It depends on the dentist office. Your dentist at Courthouse Art of Dentistry can perform this procedure for you, but other offices might need you to go to an oral surgeon for the implant placement before they can place the dental crown or other tooth restoration on top.

The dental implant procedure is a type of minor teeth surgery, which takes additional training and experience to perform well. Part of the training includes ways to prevent common complications and plan for the most successful outcomes. Finding a dental specialist you’re comfortable with is key.

How Quickly Can I Get Replacement Teeth?

The amount of time between the initial consultation and final checkup varies for each patient. This is because every patient’s medical and dental background is different. Plus, the jawbone may be ready to accept the implants immediately or may need a jawbone graft to make it thicker, which can add months to the process.

Plus, different patients and dental clinics may prefer different materials and either customized or standardized implant abutments and/or crowns. All of these factors and others mean that the process can take between several months and around a year.

Can I Get Dental Implants at My Age?

Any age is the right age for dental implants if you are missing adult teeth. There have been patients who have celebrated 90 birthdays before getting implants. They replaced traditional dentures with implant-supported dentures, which allowed them to chew and speak much more easily. Their dentures also didn’t slip out any more. Implants can improve your smile and confidence at any age!

Are Dental Implants the Best Options for Everyone?

No, every case is different. You may have an issue with jawbone density. Or your medical history could make implants a less desirable option.

When you come to Courthouse Art of Dentistry for your FREE implants consultation, we’ll take 3D scans of your jaw, give you a dental exam, and discuss your medical history. Then, your dentist will give you a professional recommendation of options that could serve your goals.

How Many Years Can Dental Implants Last?

The implanted roots themselves are expected to last for the rest of your life. They are usually made of titanium and/or other extremely durable materials. They fuse with your jawbone through a natural process—the jawbone cells surrounding and accepting the biocompatible metal.

Note that the tooth restoration, such as a dental bridge or crown, that is attached to implants may wear out and need to be adjusted or replaced. But the implant is made to be permanent.

Should I Replace a Healthy Tooth With an Implant?

Actually, natural teeth are better for you than implants. Even though implant technology is amazing, it’s still not as good as a natural tooth with nerves and blood vessels running inside of it and a bony material connected to the jawbone. The best plan is to keep your natural teeth as clean as possible to prevent tooth loss as much as you can.

What Do Dental Implants Cost?

Dental implants often cost different amounts for each patient. That’s because:

  • Dentists have varying levels of experience that come with varying fees.

  • Some implants are made of different materials.

  • Dental offices are located in different economic zones.

  • Implant procedures are more complex in certain patients.

We can give you a general range of pricing, but the best way to know for sure how much dental implants cost for you is to come see us for a FREE dental implants consultation. We can help you know what type of restoration you’ll need, how much it will cost, and even figure out a payment plan that could work for you.

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Top 10 Reasons to Get Dental Implants

The technology of dental implants is exciting. It is always getting a little better, as dentists discover new improvements to it. But it has also been well-tested by dental practices for more than 50 years, making it quite successful and safe.

The benefits of a dental implant procedure are the reasons we are most excited for our friends and neighbors to get one. Your smile, health, self-confidence, and much more can be improved. Here are some of our favorite advantages of tooth implants.

1. Similarity to Your Own Teeth

Compared to other methods of tooth replacement, a dental implant feels and functions more like your own teeth. For example, a traditional dental bridge holds a replacement tooth over an empty socket, attached to nearby teeth. In contrast, a dental implant is placed in that socket, bonding to the jawbone underneath. The final tooth replacement is anchored as firmly as a natural tooth.

2. Attractive Appearance

Dental implants can improve your smile in two ways. First, a full replacement arch of teeth often looks more like real teeth than traditional dentures. We can even place customized gums on it at our dental implant center. Second, implants can stimulate jawbone growth, which help your facial features to stay strong.

3. Long-Term Design

At our dental implant clinic, we plan for each dental implant to become integrated naturally with your jawbone. That means we expect it to stay with you for the rest of your life, staying as a permanent base for future tooth replacements, including crowns, bridges, or dentures. Some other methods of tooth replacement options actually wear out after a time.

4. Comfort

If you replace traditional dentures with implant-supported dentures, your dentures will no longer sit on your gums, slip around, or require denture adhesive. They also won’t apply pressure to the surface of your jawbone, wearing it down. Instead, they will be firmly attached to teeth implants and not touching or rubbing against your gums. You can even take out snap-on dentures at night.

5. Protection of Other Teeth

Dental implants leave your other teeth intact. In contrast, traditional partial dentures and bridges are often attached to your other teeth, which puts pressure on those teeth, weakening them. Plus, the dentist often has to remove material from other teeth to anchor attachments to them. But a dental implant is attached to the jawbone independently, similar to a natural tooth.

6. Natural Eating and Speaking

Dental implants hold a single new tooth, a bridge, or fixed dentures in place more firmly than many other methods. For example, traditional dentures simply rest on the gums and can slip out of place. With denture implants, you can eat the kinds of foods you want. You can hold conversations without fear that your dentures will slip and give you a lisp or a slur.

7. No Danger of Losing Them

Some patients take their traditional dentures out temporarily and then forget where they left them. They might even be in a napkin and get thrown in the garbage. It can be extremely frustrating and inconvenient to wait for a replacement denture. In contrast, fixed implant-supported dentures or bridges stay in place like natural teeth and cannot be lost.

8. Easy Maintenance

Dental restorations permanently attached to teeth implants are easy to clean. You can simply brush and floss them as you would your natural teeth. You don’t have to take them out, soak them, or use adhesives on them. Getting preventive dentistry checkups twice a year should protect you and your new implants from gum disease, infection, and other problems.

9. Improved Jawbone Health

Losing jawbone mass happens automatically when you lose teeth and rely on traditional dentures. But dental implants stimulate jawbone growth, signaling the bone’s internal systems to create new cells at any age. This effect is helpful if you get a single tooth replacement and is amplified if you get more implants or All-on-4® Treatment Concept dentures.

10. Predictability

Because of the many years that dental implants have been used, studied, and improved, dentists can predict their success with confidence. They tend to be more reliable than traditional bridges or dentures.

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Get Your FREE Dental Implants Consultation

Are you missing one or more teeth? Have you been struggling with that empty gap? Maybe you don’t like the way that gap looks or the possibility that it could get infected. Have you looked for a solution?

Dental implants can be perfect for some patients. But other tooth replacement options are right for others. This is an important decision, especially since a tooth implant can become a part of your smile for the rest of your life. That’s why we offer dental implant consultations completely FREE–no charge, no pressure, and no obligation to follow through with treatment.

Discuss Dental Implants at No Risk to You

Because this is an important decision, we offer a FREE dental implant consultation at Courthouse Art of Dentistry. Our dentist can discuss implants and other options with you, listen to your specific needs and goals, and give you an oral checkup to make sure dental implants are a good fit for you.

We make that first consultation at our dental implant center completely free because we want to give you the option to get the service you need. Some patients who may really need a dental implants procedure would not even consider them without a consultation first.

It’s understandable to avoid risk. We’ll take the risk ourselves on our dental implant clinic and spend time with you for free. Call Courthouse Art of Dentistry to get an appointment at our dental office in Arlington.

What You Can Expect at Your Consultation

What will you discuss at your consultation with your dental implant dentist? Will you be able to understand it? What else will happen? Yes, we’ll explain every issue to you. This is your time to ask questions, so ask as many as you’d like during the consultation with your caring, family dentist.

Plus, we can answer follow-up questions after the consultation is over, when you think of them. There’s no pressure. And you don’t have to go into the dental implant process with unanswered questions or feel rushed into it. Take your time, and tell us your concerns.

Here are some other areas that we’ll check on and discuss with you:

Health History

Dental implants have come a long way in the last 50 years. More patients than ever can use teeth implants at almost any age—some even into their 90s. But some health challenges carry higher risks than others, including:

  • Going through radiation treatment or other cancer therapies.

  • Diabetes—which may just need to be monitored very carefully during your treatment.

  • Osteoporosis.

  • Heart disease.

  • Past stroke episodes.

Your dental specialist will discuss any condition that could cause risks and integrate them into your plan, or we can recommend a different option. We’ll also need a list of all your medications. In general, our goal is to make sure that your health is ready for dental surgery and healing, to keep you safe and make the procedure successful.

Don’t become stressed about this! You’re not taking a test. We’ll keep you comfortable at our dental practice. We’re looking at this information in a safe space in order to plan healthy options for you and your smile makeover.

Dental and Oral Health

Of course, your dentist will also give you a thorough checkup, similar to a preventive dentistry exam. We need to search for any signs of gum disease, such as gum pockets or recession. If you have any infections, you’ll need to get them treated before we can give you implant surgery. We’ll also detect any major problems with your teeth to find out if they need to be restored or extracted.

Jawbone Strength

Because each dental implant will naturally bond with your jawbone, your bone structure needs to have a certain density at the surgery site. We’ll take x-rays and even 3D scans to ensure the bone is ideal.

If the bone is not ready but every other factor is right for your implant surgery, we can schedule a jawbone graft. This is a way of adding to your jawbone and strengthening it. (If you need a bone graft for an upper tooth implant, it is called a “sinus lift.”) This procedure has a high probability of making dental implants successful.

The Treatment Plan

Once we compile this information, we will create a possible plan for your tooth implant process and discuss it with you. We will include price estimates and a timeline.

The two phases of dental implants—the initial implant surgery and the healing and tooth restoration—can take between a few months and a year. You might have your final tooth restoration placed within several months.

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