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Dental Implants

  • Restores missing teeth
  • Patients of all ages can have dental implants
  • Gives a complete smile

Patients who have struggled with tooth loss are not alone. Dr. Hart has seen patients of all ages who have lost teeth due to disease, extraction, trauma, or age. The loss of a tooth can result in a negative appearance, as well as the loss of self-confidence. Additionally, patients may find that their chewing and biting efficiency has changed dramatically, and may want to maintain the ability to chew, bite, and talk as they once did.

Choosing a way to restore a missing tooth can be overwhelming. There are many options available to patients, including dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants. One of the most highly recommended restorations for tooth loss is that of dental implants.

Dental implants are titanium posts that are integrated into the jawbone. These are surgically placed and are then completed with a dental crown on top to act as a false tooth. The dental implant acts like the root of a natural tooth, and is held strongly in place after the bone wraps around the implant over a period of several weeks (a process called osseointegration). Once this has occurred, the dental implant is just as strong and durable as a patient’s natural tooth.

Dental implants are highly recommended, and the right candidate will have sufficient bone structure underneath the gums to support the implant. This is where the tooth derives its strength and stability. Patients can use dental implants in conjunction with dentures to secure them in place, or can use them to place dental bridges when several teeth in a row are missing. Dr. Hart will discuss the options they have as well as whether they are a candidate for dental implants.

If you are interested in finding out the many ways that you can restore your smile after tooth loss, call Dr. Hart of Richmond, Virginia today to schedule your consultation and examination appointment. You will be able to learn about the various methods of maintaining a beautiful smile, and determine which solution is best for you, your lifestyle, and your budget. Do not hesitate; it is time to improve your smile and feel better about the way you look!

Dr. Olivia Hart

Dr. Olivia Hart

DDS, NMD, IABDM & ICOI Fellow & AAIP Fellow

Dr. Olivia Hart, a highly accomplished dentist, is honored to serve her community in Richmond, VA. She has always sought to enrich her knowledge on dental health and to offer her patients the best comprehensive dental care possible. Her Richmond Family Dentistry provides services ranging from basic dental procedures to cosmetic dentistry and specialized dental services in Richmond.

Dental Implants from Richmond VA Dentist


Keisa W.
I wish there were more stars :) This clinic has upheld to every standard of patient care I could ever expect. A special shout out to Ms. Sandy at the front desk for assisting me(& listening to all of my concerns) in transitioning to this clinic. You helped me in making that final decision to make this my permanent dental home. Dr. Hart topped it off., thank you both ! Invest in yourself and give yourself the best quality of care you deserve. This practice helps you to achieve that.
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