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Benefits of
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A Stable Solution

Prevents bone from atrophying

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Improved Self-Esteem

You deserve a beautiful smile!

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Natural Appearance

Look and feel like your own teeth

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Durability

Many implants last a lifetime

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FAQ

Questions about Dental Implants? We’ve got answers! Or call us to talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members.

What are Dental Tooth Implants?

When you think about dental implants, it is good to consider how real teeth are constructed. Real teeth have a “root” structure which holds the tooth in bone. The crown portion of the tooth is the part of the tooth that you see in the mouth. Both the tooth and the crown work together in chewing and normal function. Your teeth are perfectly constructed to do the job we ask of them, but sometimes teeth are lost and we need to replace them.

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth. Our dental offices in Richmond and Fredericksburg offer dental implant treatment. Dental implants are small fixtures manufactured from surgical titanium. These fixtures are surgically placed into the bone of the jaw, and they are allowed to heal in place. I often tell my patient that implants are an “artificial root” and reside in space where a root once was. Once your implants are placed, they will support one or more teeth, or possibly a denture. Your implants will help create a stable solution, and prevent bone from atrophying.

Do I need a Dental Implant?

Dr. Lipscomb and his Richmond dental team will be happy to perform a consultation and evaluation to determine your need for a dental implant. We often consider a dental implant to replace teeth when the teeth are expected to fail within the next few years. If it is determined that the teeth will get much worse, implants can be a good option. Dental implants can also be used to hold removable dentures and partials. When you lose a tooth, the bone can begin to deteriorate. Over time the lack of a tooth will cause the jaw bone to shrink, and become thinner. Placing a dental tooth implant in the area can help maintain that bone, and keep it from shrinking.

What if I have loose dentures?

Many people struggle with loose fitting dentures and partials. Over time the bones that support your dental will shrink and change, causing dentures to lose their hold over time. Dental implants can be placed by Dr. Lipscomb to support those dentures and securely hold them in place. Sometimes as few as 2 dentures will make a big difference.

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Most people who have failing teeth are a candidate for dental implants, but not everyone. Dental implants need enough bone to hold tight, but recent advances in smaller implants have allowed more people to become a candidate. A failing tooth, root canal or broken tooth may make you a good candidate for dental implants. A loose or ill fitting denture may also make you a good candidate for dental implants. Call Dr. Lipscomb today to find out!

How much do dental implants cost?

Dental implants may seem costly at first, but consider this. In the past, a single missing tooth was often replaced by a bridge. Today, a 3 unit bridge would cost over $3500 and on average have a lifetime of 5-7 years. Dental implants cost about the same as a bridge and often have a much longer lifetime. Dental implants may improve the fit of dentures and keep them functional and fitting for many years. A well placed and planned dental implant should save you money over the life of the dental implant.

There are several ways that you can finance your Dental Implants. Our offices participate with CareCredit, and their short application process can evaluate your approval in minutes. As always, please check with your insurance carrier for dental implant insurance coverage. Our Brush Up Dental location offers an in house membership plan that can help reduce costs for those who do not have insurance.


  • review rating 5  I don't mind going to the Dentist anymore. When I was younger, I had a horrible experience involving a botched root canal. From that day forward I was terrified of going to the dentist. After many years of fighting my trepidation, I finally reached out to Brush Up Dental. They have two locations; one location close to my home and the other close to my office. So, it seemed perfect. The dental hygienists have been fantastic. Each one has been very detailed about what they're doing. They are incredibly friendly too. I feel like each one does their best to learn each patient. I ended up having the tooth with the botched root canal extracted and got an implant to replace it. The procedure, on its own, its still traumatic but Dr. Lipscomb was as careful and gentle as possible during the process; it made it much easier to tolerate. The office seems to be cutting edge too. Always adding new tech to better serve the patients. It was really interesting to have my teeth scanned recently. I like them so much, I've even recommended them to people out of town haha.

    thumb Mandy Wadley

    review rating 5  Been going here since it opened for cleanings and recently went for extractions. I admit I was a bit anxious about the procedure, however Dr.Lipscomb made the process stress free and painless. Highly recommend!

    thumb PJ Schlobohm

    review rating 5  The dentist and hygienist were very patient with me. I felt very secure Usually I am wreck in the chair for a lengthy procedure.

    thumb Deborah Hall
  • review rating 5  Lovely staff, patient and non judgemental and guide you to the best options for a healthy, beautiful smile

    thumb Alisha Kennedy

    review rating 5  They took care of me and made sure that I was comfortable at all times. I appreciate their service.

    thumb Adrian Thurston

    review rating 5  Excellent work! My hygienist and the dentist at Brush Up caught issues that my previous dentist at another practice did not and explained everything concisely. I really appreciate their thoroughness and professionalism. My teeth look and feel so much better!

    thumb Simon
  • review rating 5  Always a great experience! I love Brush Up Dental!

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    review rating 5  I’m new to the practice and I will say I’ve had nothing but great experiences! I am terrified of the dentist but after meeting Dr V, I will totally go back without fear. Dr V really makes you feel apart in what’s going on and tells you everything she is doing. She’s very smart and has great bed side (chair side) manners. After my experiences with them, I will 10/10 recommend this office. Her assistant made it even better! Very helpful and quick to know what to do next in helping Dr V. The front staff is very welcoming also. Best dental experiences I’ve ever had!

    thumb Cheyenne Ferrell

    review rating 5  Everyone was great from start to finish! Top notch care!

    thumb Emily Tuckwiller
  • review rating 5  Everyone was great from start to finish! Top notch care!

    thumb Emily Tuckwiller

    review rating 5  Very clean, professional and friendly. The whole staff is amazing. Both me and my wife go here to take care of out teeth. I've gotten cleanings and fillings and referral for wisdom teeth removal.

    thumb mandy1339

    review rating 5  Fantastic experience! The staff are so friendly and warm. I also love that they have HGTV running while your getting your dental work done. Great place.

    thumb Madeleine Decker
  • review rating 5  Fantastic experience! The staff are so friendly and warm. I also love that they have HGTV running while your getting your dental work done. Great place.

    thumb Madeleine Decker

    review rating 5  100% recommend Everything about this practice! The front staff, the hygienists, and Dr Lipscomb! All are Wonderful!

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