Surgical Procedure & Timeline

Dental implants are changing a patient's quality of life.

They are designed to provide a permanent solution for replacement of teeth that look, feel and function like natural teeth. The person who lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.

Implants themselves are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium providing a foundation for teeth to be reconstructed upon. Implants also help preserve facial structure, prevent bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

Surgical Procedure & Timeline

What types of restorations are available?

Pairing Patient Needs With Surgical Options

A single crown is used to replace a missing tooth. A fixed bridge can replace two or more teeth and may require a minimum of two or more implants. Full mouth rehabilitation may require four or more implants for a fixed solution. The number of implants varies depending upon which type of restoration is recommended (fixed vs. removable) and will be determined through a team approach of our surgeons and your restorative dentist, based on patient's expectations.

Single Tooth Implant
Multiple Teeth/ Fixed Bridge
Full Arch Replacement
Dental Implant Advantages

Why select dental implants over traditional types of restorations?

There are several reasons:

  • Doesn't sacrifice the structures surrounding good teeth to bridge a space
  • Removing a denture or a "partial" at night may be inconvenient
  • Dentures that slip can be uncomfortable and embarrassing.

Are you a Candidate for Implants?

If you are considering implants, your mouth must be examined thoroughly and your medical and dental history reviewed. If your mouth is not ideal for implants, ways of improving the outcome, such as bone grafting, may be recommended.

Do Implants Need Special Care?

Daily Oral Hygiene & Dental Appointments

Once implants are in place, they will serve you well for many years if you take care of them and keep your mouth healthy. This means taking the time for good oral hygiene and keeping regular appointments with your dental healthcare provider.


Roanoke Oral Surgery is in-network with several dental insurances carriers and with Medicare. Please call our office or your insurance carrier to find out if we are in-network with your carrier. All co-pays and unmet deductibles will be expected to pay at the time of service. Any remaining balance after insurance your claims are processed is solely your responsibility. Click below to learn more about our insurance policy.


Our office offers payment & financing options, allowing you the freedom to make the best decision about your treatment options. For your convenience, we accept VISA, MasterCard, and Discover as well as cash and debit cards. We also accept CareCredit when out of pocket expense exceeds $1,500. To learn more about CareCredit and how to apply, visit www.CareCredit.com. Click below to learn more about our payment policy and financing options.

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