ADA Accessibility Information



Types of Dental Implants Vinton VA

Woman holding up a mirror and smiling at her oral surgeon during her dental implant checkup at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery in Vinton, VAIn the dynamic landscape of modern dentistry, dental implants have emerged as a transformative solution for individuals seeking effective and long-lasting tooth replacement options.

At Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery in Vinton we offer several types of dental implants, each of which caters to specific needs and scenarios.


The All-on-4 dental implant method is a revolutionary stride in full arch reconstruction.

Specifically designed for patients who have lost all their teeth in their upper or lower jaw, All-on-4 allows for the replacement of an entire set of teeth with just four implants.

The All-on-4 procedure begins with a thorough examination and treatment planning, taking into account factors such as bone density, oral health, and patient preferences.

The four implants are systematically positioned, typically at angles to maximize contact with available bone. A temporary prosthetic is attached, and a healing period follows. After the healing period, we will attach the final prosthetic.

The All-on-4 approach brings several noteworthy benefits to the table:

•  The All-on-4 procedure is highly streamlined, resulting in the need for fewer implants. There is often no need for additional bone grafts in this type of treatment, thereby shortening treatment times.

•  The strategic placement of implants ensures optimal stability, allowing for the secure attachment of a custom-crafted prosthesis, improving one's ability to eat and speak.

•  All-on-4 implants are made to resemble natural teeth as much as possible, providing a natural look.

Full Mouth Reconstruction

Full mouth reconstruction is a meticulous and all-encompassing approach to addressing dental problems that affect the entire mouth.

This transformative process utilizes dental implants as a cornerstone, providing a stable foundation for other dental procedures, such as dental crowns, bridges, and dentures.

A full mouth reconstruction begins with a comprehensive evaluation of a patient's oral health. This assessment considers factors such as existing dental conditions, gum health, bite alignment, and aesthetic concerns.

Based on this evaluation, we will then create a customized treatment plan to address each aspect of oral health comprehensively.

If the patient has damaged or decayed teeth, we may need to conduct a tooth extraction before placing any dental implants. We may opt to do a bone graft if there isn't sufficient bone density in the mouth.

Once the patient's mouth is ready, we will surgically place dental implants at strategic locations. They will act as support for subsequent prosthetics.

After the osseointegration period, we will attach custom prosthetics such as dentures, bridges, or crowns to achieve a fully restored and functional smile.

The full mouth reconstruction approach offers several key advantages:

•  This procedure is meant to fix multiple dental issues, including damaged and missing teeth, periodontitis, and misaligned bites, ensuring patients receive thorough dental revitalization.

•  Full mouth reconstruction is a holistic procedure that improves patients' general dental health, reducing the danger of dental problems in the future.

•  This procedure emphasizes achieving a natural and beautiful smile, restoring confidence as well as tooth function.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures present a notable advancement in stability and comfort without some of the issues associated with traditional dentures.

Combining the stability of implants with the convenience of dentures, this tooth-replacement option allows for both jawbone health as well as a natural look.

The procedure begins with surgically inserting dental implants into the jawbone, usually with an arch needing a few implants. After placing the implants, the patient is asked to undergo a healing period, during which osseointegration occurs.

Osseointegration is when the implants, made of titanium or another biocompatible metal, will gradually fuse with the jawbone to stimulate it and keep it healthy.

Once osseointegration is complete, we will attach custom prosthetic teeth to the implants.

The advantages of implant-supported dentures include:

•  Because the prosthetic teeth are secured to dental implants, you won't experience teeth slipping or coming out, as is common with dentures.

•  Because of this stability, you'll have an easier time chewing and speaking.

•  Dental implants stimulate and strengthen the jawbone, thereby preventing bone loss. This a feature that dentures, which rest atop the gums instead of penetrating deep down, can never provide.

Young woman smiling while checking her dental implant results in a mirror at Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery in Vinton, VA

Same-Day Smile

Also called immediate load implants, same-day smile is a cutting-edge approach that allows patients to fully restore their smile in a one-day procedure.

The same-day smile procedure begins with a comprehensive examination and assessment to determine the suitability of the patient for immediate load implants.

Factors such as bone density, oral health, and the patient's overall health are taken into account. Next, we will strategically place dental implants in the jawbone following precise planning.

The number and location of implants depend on the individual case and the planned restoration.

A temporary prosthetic is then immediately attached so that patients can walk out of the office with a beautiful and functional smile that same day. The final prosthetic is later attached following a healing period.

The same-day smile approach offers several benefits:

•  Patients who receive same-day smile report that the appearance and function of their teeth have improved immediately.

•  Treatment time is reduced because of the streamlined nature of the procedure.

•  Same-day smile is a one-day solution, reducing dental appointments so that patients may return to their daily activities more quickly.

Zygomatic Dental Implants

Zygomatic dental implants are meant for people who are experiencing critical bone loss, especially in the upper jaw where traditional implant options are limited.

Named after the zygomatic bone, these implants offer a robust solution to restore the smile when traditional implants are not feasible due to insufficient bone density.

The zygomatic dental implant procedure involves a thorough examination, involving imaging studies, to assess the extent of bone loss and plan the implant placement.

This procedure uses longer implants, which are strategically inserted into the dense zygomatic bone. Following the integration of implants with the bone, a custom prosthetic tooth, or teeth, is attached.

Zygomatic dental implants offer distinct advantages for patients with severe bone loss:

•  Patients with significant bone loss often need bone grafting for other procedures, but zygomatic dental implants do not need this.

•  Zygomatic implants thus provide patients who have compromised bone density with a faster way to restore their teeth.

•  Once the implant fuses with the zygomatic bone, it forms a very tight bond that serves as a firm foundation for the replacement teeth.

a 3d rendering of a dental implant cross section

Single-Tooth Replacement

If a patient is only missing one tooth, we will often recommend a single-tooth replacement. In this procedure, we aim to imitate the structure, function, and appearance of natural teeth in the prosthetic we produce.

The single-tooth replacement procedure begins by surgically placing a single implant in the jawbone at the location of the missing tooth. This implant will substitute for the missing tooth root. Once the implant is placed, we will prescribe a healing period so that osseointegration can occur.

After the surgery, a healing period follows allowing for osseointegration. During this time, we will craft an artificial crown that resembles your surrounding teeth in size, shape, and color.

Once the implant has osseointegrated successfully, we will attach the crown.

Single-tooth replacement offers several benefits for patients with isolated tooth loss:

•  Single-tooth replacement procedures don't require us to alter the surrounding teeth to support the implants, as often happens in traditional bridge procedures.

•  Custom crowns are crafted so well that they're usually indistinguishable from the surrounding teeth.

•  The functionality and structure of dental implants allow patients to speak and eat normally.

Dental Implant Services in Vinton VA

Contact Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery at 304-343-5161 today to schedule your dental implants consultation!

Ashland Office

2301 Lexington Ave, Suite 120
Ashland, KY 41101

Beckley Office

150 Brookshire Lane
Beckley, WV 25801

Charleston Office

869 Oakwood Rd
Charleston, WV 25314

Huntington Office

3135 16th Street Road, Suite 20
Huntington, WV 25701

Hurricane Office

100 Prestige Park Drive
Hurricane, WV 25526

Kanawha City Office

4307 MacCorkle Ave SE
Charleston, WV 25304

Parkersburg Office

417 Grand Park Drive, Suite 103
Parkersburg, WV 26105

Princeton Office

220 Locust Street
Princeton,WV 24740

Vinton Office

895 E Washington Ave
Vinton, VA 24179

Copyright © 2020-2024 Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery and WEO Media (Touchpoint Communications LLC). All rights reserved.  Sitemap
Types of Dental Implants Vinton VA | Mountain State OMS
Whether you need traditional implants, mini implants, or All-on-4 implants, our Vinton team will provide personalized solutions tailored to your dental needs!
Mountain State Oral and Facial Surgery, 869 Oakwood Rd Charleston, WV 25314 ~ 304-343-5161 ~ ~ 5/25/2024 ~ Page Phrases: oral surgeon Charleston WV ~