Dental Implant Services in Blacksburg, VA
Minimally invasive, permanent and affordable tooth replacement
Dental implants are considered the modern method of tooth replacement. A dental implant consists of a titanium post that is inserted into the jaw and acts as a replacement tooth root, and it can be topped with either a porcelain crown, a bridge or a denture—depending on how many teeth need to be replaced.
Dental implants have many advantages, including providing great stability and chewing power. They also help prevent bone loss, are durable and feel natural. Dr. Munz can provide implant-supported solutions for replacing one tooth, several teeth or an entire arch of teeth.
Mini Dental Implants
In certain cases, Dr. Munz can use narrower implants called “Mini Dental Implants” to efficiently and permanently restore missing teeth. The smaller diameter of mini dental implants makes it easier to insert them, and they require almost no healing. This makes the mini implant procedure a fast, minimally invasive procedure, and it is also very afforable. When properly planned and correctly placed, as is the case with Dr. Munz, mini dental implants have an excellent record of long-term durability.
Highly skilled, experienced Implant Dentistry
Dr. Munz is highly skilled and experienced in implant dentistry. Having placed over 10,000 implants during his career, he is considered one of the top implant dentists in the United States. He has helped countless patients receive the benefits of implant-supported teeth. Dr. Munz has treated many different types of cases and will tailor your treatment plan to your specific needs, so that your new teeth will be strong, durable and provide excellent chewing power.
Dr. Munz is an expert in the use of Mini Dental Implants, and he has extensive experience with these. He is a Founding member of the International Academy of Mini Dental Implants, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Small Diameter Implants.
$50 New Patient Exam, X-rays and Dental Implant Consultation
You can take advantage of our $50 New Patient Special to receive a thorough exam with X-rays and consultation with Dr. Munz. He will discuss your treatment goals and present you with all your options in detail. Your visit will include:
- Oral exam
- Digital X-rays
- Discuss your objectives
- Find out if you are a candidate for dental implants
- Get your questions answered
- Treatment plan
Our Dental Implant services
The options we provide for replacing missing or broken-down teeth with implants include:
To replace a single missing tooth, Dr. Munz can place a single implant and top it with a crown.
Dr. Munz can use an implant-supported dental bridge to replace several teeth in a row.
Removable snap-in dentures with Mini Dental Implants
Dr. Munz can replace an entire arch of teeth with implant-supported teeth that snap onto Mini Dental Implants. This is an affordable solution that offers greatly enhanced chewing power compared to regular dentures.
Stabilizing your current denture with Mini Dental Implants
If your denture is in good condition, Dr. Munz cam stabilize it using Mini Dental Implants. Your denture will no longer shift around in your mouth while you eat or talk, and you will have greater chewing power.
Permanently fixed-in dentures with ultra-lifelike, zirconia teeth
For the ultimate in strength, durability and aesthetics, Dr. Munz can provide permanently fixed-in dentures with ultra-strong teeth made from zirconia, a highly durable and lifelike dental ceramic that is among the latest advancements in dentistry. Fixed-in zirconia teeth are permanently placed in your mouth—they can only be removed by a dentist. They provide almost the same chewing power as that of natural teeth.
Our comfortable, high-tech Dental Implant treatment
Dr. Munz uses 3D imaging (3D X-rays) to plan the implant placement surgery with precision, eliminating the need for any exploratory surgery. As needed, he creates a surgical guide to use during the implant placement. These tools make treatment efficient and minimally invasive.
Dr. Munz makes the process of replacing your missing teeth a gentle, nontraumatic experience. He uses the most effective local anesthetic on the market and a high-tech electric drill that is water-cooled to make surgery comfortable and fast. His goal is to provide you with treatment that is free of any discomfort.
State-of-the-art, natural-looking materials
Dr. Munz uses porcelain fused to zirconia crowns. Zirconia is a white material typically used as a substitute for diamonds. It is very durable and biocompatible. It also helps the new tooth look more natural. Dr. Munz designs your crown to match the shade, shape and look of the other teeth.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have many significant benefits and advantages over all other forms of tooth replacement:
- Dental implants can last a lifetime with proper care.
- Dental implants have the highest long-term success rate of any method of tooth replacement.
- Adjacent teeth do not need to be compromised, as they are when placing dental bridges or partial dentures.
- Dental implants help prevent bone loss by providing the continuous stimulation necessary for bone regeneration.
- You can brush, floss and care for your implant-supported replacement teeth in the same way you would natural teeth.
- Your replacement teeth won’t move around in your mouth or make awkward noises while you eat or talk.
Come and see us
Take advantage of our $50 New Patient Special to receive a full exam, X-rays and consultation with Dr. Munz. Just give us a call and we will be happy to schedule your appointment.To make an appointment, call 540-739-3206 or click here to request an appointment online.