Distinguished Dentistry in Alexandria, VA
Your Smile Is Worth the Extra Mile

Dental Implants in Alexandria

Leaders in the Latest Implant Technology

Have you been hiding your smile because of a missing tooth or teeth? Modern dental procedures can help with realistic, comfortable dental implants. Unlike dentures, bridges, or crowns, dental implants look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The procedure provides an effective long-term solution for people who have missing teeth or other chronic dental problems.

At King Centre Dental, we are proud to be a leader in high-quality dental implants. Dr. C. Benson Clark has dedicated his career to making sophisticated implants accessible to our patients who travel from around the globe to receive his services. Dr. Clark is only the 53rd dentist in the world to receive his Diplomat Credentials from the American Board of Oral Implantology and he is proud to be one of only five board-certified implantologists in the state of Virginia.

As one of the most experienced implantologist in the U.S., having placed over 15,000 implants with a 97% success rate in his 35 years in practice, Dr. Clark is known for giving patients the personal attention and care they deserve.

Our staff is dedicated to helping you smile with confidence. Call us at (703) 854-9955 to schedule your dental consultation.

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants are the next best thing to your natural teeth. This procedure can be performed to patients of all ages, especially for those who can no longer wear removable dentures.

Some of the benefits of dental implants include:

  • Strength and stability: The titanium implant anchor is securely inserted into the jaw, allowing osseointegration, or fusion, to take place. This fusion strengthens the implant, and secures the replacement tooth, preventing further degradation of the bone.
  • Long-lasting: With proper care and good oral hygiene, the implant can last 10 years or longer. In addition, implants do not get cavities.
  • Aesthetics: Implants can prevent the “sunken” look in a face that occurs from missing teeth. They also complete the smile, filling in the gaps with realistic, natural-looking replacement teeth. The replacements are also color-matched and custom made to fit your existing teeth.
  • A relatively pain-free procedure: All work will be performed under local anesthesia. While there may be some soreness or swelling, this usually does not last long and can be alleviated with common over the counter pain relievers.

    At King Centre Dental, all cosmetic procedures begin with a thorough assessment of your oral health to properly prepare you for the actual implant procedure. We will determine if you are a good candidate based on your general and oral heath, the condition of your jawbone and gums, and your commitment to taking care of your new implants.

    The Dental Implant Procedure

    There are two main components of a dental implant: the anchor, which are the titanium posts that are placed in the jaw, and the custom-made tooth that will be attached to it. The entire process will take several visits over a course of about six months.

    Our Alexandria dentists will perform the procedure in stages:

    • We will first consult with you and examine your jawbone, gums, and oral health
    • If you have insufficient bone to support the implant, a bone grafting may be required
    • When your jawbone is ready, we will place the implant in the bone while you are under a local anesthetic or sedation
    • You go through a healing period of 8 to 12 weeks to let osseointegration take place to secure the implant
    • You may be given a temporary teeth during this period to help support your bite and comfort
    • Our dentists will make molds and photograph your existing teeth to have custom-made implants created in a dental lab
    • After the healing process, we will secure the new permanent teeth to the titanium implants
    • Once the teeth are attached, you will have follow-up visits for any necessary refinements

      Dental implants are considered a minor procedure with relatively low risk. However, as in all surgical procedures, there is some potential for minor complications to arise that may require additional treatments to correct.

      To learn more, call King Centre Dental at (703) 854-9955 or contact us online.

      A Good Smile is
      Worth the While

      We are always happy to see new patients and getting started at King Centre Dental couldn’t be easier. Click below for more information.

      Patient Information

      Going to the Dentist

      Shouldn't Be Like Pulling Teeth
      • Full-service dentistry solution

        We provide a wide variety of services and procedures to address all of your dental needs under one roof.

      • Competent and trustworthy dentists

        Dr. Clark and the team at King Centre Dental provide quality dental care to patients in the Alexandria area.

      • Treatment for patients of all ages

        We treat patients of all ages, providing anything from general dentistry to reconstruction.

      • State-of-the-art technology

        We stay up-to-date on the most effective dental procedures and use state-of-the-art technology.

      • Compassionate, patient-centered care

        We believe in taking the time to truly understand your dental needs, goals, and lifestyle.

      • Sedation for patients with dental anxiety

        In order to make our patients comfortable, we offer sedation for dental anxiety.

      • Accessible hours, including on Saturday

        Because it can be hard to find time for the dentist, we offer convenient hours to fit your busy schedule.

      • Comfortable, pampering environment

        We have created an atmosphere where everyone can feel comfortable, relaxed, and at home.

      PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

      A Good Smile is Worth the While
      • “Dentist and assistants were very knowledgeable and friendly”

        Russ C.

      • “I don't dread going to the dentist anymore.”

        Carleen A.

      • “I not only feel wonderful, I look much better based on the comments I receive daily.”

        Former Patient

      • “Personable, patient and willing to help you!”

        Bianca P.

      • “I smile all the time now just because I can! ”

        Former Patient

      • “I would give more stars if I could!”

        K.W.

      • “I look forward to being a patient of his for many years.”

        Judy H.

      • “Dr. Jones was so sweet & was able to get my son to open his mouth without a fight.”

        Jes F.

      • “Dr. made it easy this time. All that worry for nothing!”

        Frank P.

      • “Hands down, the best office staff, hygienists in the area!”

        Melanie H.

      • “Dr. Clark has restored my faith in gentle dentistry.”

        Paul R.

      • “Handled my husband's dental phobia with patience and charm.”

        Pat P.

      • “They will be given all my future dental needs.”

        Laurie C.

      • “They are a wonderful addition to this community. I hope I get to work with them more!”

        Marcia E.

      Associations

      • Academy of International Dentistry
      • Academy of General Dentistry
      • Oral Aesthetic Advocacy Group
      • ICOI
      • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
      • American Board of Oral Implantology