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Drummond Dental Care

Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Fairfax, VA

Dental Implants Specialist

Dr. Tom Drummond, D.M.D. and Dr. Tanya Drummond. D.D.S provide dental implants with a special touch of professionalism and care. Drummond Dental in Fairfax, Va. is the place for your entire family when it comes to general and cosmetic dentistry.

Dental Implants

Why Dental Implants? Dental Implants

When you need a tooth replaced due to disease or an accident, dental implants are often the best option. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into the upper or lower jawbone to replace one or more teeth. Many patients choose to have a tooth or teeth replaced this way if they:

  • have dentures that are uncomfortable

  • are dissatisfied with their removable partial dentures

  • want to keep the rest of their teeth intact

  • Need support for their dentures

  • often hide their smile because they have missing teeth

Can Anyone have Denture Implants?

Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene. If you have generally good health, and your jaw will support an implant, this is probably a good option for you. Chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and lupus, often slow healing after surgery, making implant treatment, not the best option. If you smoke, be aware that tobacco use can slow the healing process. You should be cleared by your physician before scheduling implant surgery.

Sometimes your dentist will recommend a regimen of careful oral hygiene for an extended period before scheduling implant treatment. This is to avoid the risk of gum disease and assure the health of the bone and tissue needed to support the implant.

What Is Involved in Implant Placement?

There are many kinds of implants that are available so your treatment can take anywhere from a day to several months. Your dentist will discuss with you what your best options might be. There are two basic steps in the process.

  • Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to prevent any infection following the procedure.
  • Placement of the Implant - Replacement teeth usually take some time to make. In the meantime, your dentist may give you a temporary crown, bridge or denture. 
  • Healing Process - time for the tissue to grow around and anchor the implant.


Please contact our office for more information about the insurance policies we accept.

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Delta Dental
MetLife Dental
United Concordia Dental
United Healthcare
United Healthcare PPO

Words from our patients

  • Dr. Oogle

    "Dr. Drummond was very professional and friendly. He did excellent work!!"

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    "Dr. Drummond's staff is amazing, very professional and create a warm environment. Definitely can tell it's a family business."

    Nita H.
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    "I have had two crowns from Mr. Dr. Drummond (husband and wife practice) and both are holding up perfectly."

    P M
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    "Routine cleanings are a breeze, the staff is friendly and the equipment seems to be top notch. "

    Alex C.
Drummond Dental Care
2665 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 571-222-6847
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