Dental Implants Dentist Richmond, Virginia

Dental Implants
Dental Implants Procedure, Options, Details & Costs

Dr. Hina Ali has the experience and credentials you should look for when considering a Dental Implant Dentist.

Dr. Ali is a Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Fellows of the ICOI are among the top dentists in the country at performing implant dentistry procedures.


Less than 1% of 704,000+ dentists worldwide have earned ICOI Fellow credentials.

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Dr. Hina Ali, serving Richmond, has been placing and restoring dental implants for more than a decade.
Be relaxed and comfortable throughout your dental implant procedure.

Plus she offers a wide range of dental implant procedures including single tooth implants, implants for dentures, hybrid implants, All-On-X (Four or Six), snap in dentures, full arch implants and full mouth reconstruction.

Dr. Ali is at the forefront of dental implant technology offering 3D Cone Beam scans for high-precision guided dental implant planning and the use of platelet rich fibrin (PRF) to speed healing.

Dedicated to life-long learning, Dr. Ali has averaged 90 continuing education credit hours (per licensing period) throughout her career; the minimum requirements for the state of Virginia are 15 continuing education credit hours per licensing period! Dr. Ali takes great pride in practicing implant dentistry; she performs sinus lifts, bone grafts and complex bone augmentation procedures.

Find information about dental implants below including costs of dental implants and more.


Dr. Hina Ali, with a high-tech office located in Richmond, has been placing dental implants since 1998.


Dr. Ali uses advanced 3D Cone Beam scans and specialized guided implant software for planning the precise placement of your dental implants.

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First steps to your dental implants with Dr. Ali:

1. Conduct your no cost consultation

2. Schedule your examination
A deposit is due when scheduling examination to reserve appointment.

3. Perform your comprehensive exam
3D CT scan (and any other x-rays as necessary) and complete review of mouth (teeth, gums, jaw bone, bite, etc).

4. Review our findings and discuss your options


Graphic illustration shows dental implant components including a titanium screw, an abutment and a crown.

Dental Implants Costs Price List

Dental implants prices are exclusive of any insurance plans, which may alter cost.

All pricing below is based on office fees for patient’s with no insurance .

Single implant, abutment, & crown for a back tooth$3000-5000
2 implants, abutments, and crowns for back teeth$5600-7600
Single implant, abutment, and crown for a front tooth$3000-6000
2 implants, abutments, and crowns for front teeth$5600-8000
2 implants, and abutments for an existing lower denture
(“snap in denture“)
2 implants, abutments, and new lower denture
(“snap in denture“)
4-6 implants, abutments, and a new upper or lower denture
(“snap in denture“)
“All-On-X (Four or Six)” fixed hybrid bridge upper or lower
(stays in place like teeth & does not come out)

Cost Of Additional Procedures (If Needed)

Sinus Lift (internal)$700-1550
Sinus Lift (lateral window)$2000-3000
Inhalation Sedation$100-400
Simple Bone Graft$450-850
Complex Bone Graft$850-1150
CT ( 3D Cone Beam) Scan$350
CT scan guided surgical guide$350-500
PRF and other biologic materials to help in holistic healing$350

Are dental implants worth the cost?

Although each case is unique, in most cases, a dental implant makes the most sense for tooth replacement. There are less expensive alternatives such as a dental bridge or, for several missing teeth, a full or partial denture, however these typically don’t last as long as dental implants.

When cared for properly, dental implants can last a lifetime. There are health benefits to having an implant versus a bridge or denture, too. You lower your risk of bone loss (resorption) where the missing teeth are, and there are no foods that are off limits with an implant. Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth!

Dental implants are the best solution for tooth loss.

In most cases, dental implants really are the best solution for missing teeth. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ali to discuss whether you’re a candidate for dental implants.

When considering your options for tooth replacement, here are some benefits of dental implants to consider:

Preserve the bone level of your jaw. When a tooth is lost, unless an implant is placed in the bone, the bone will deteriorate over time. This is a natural process called resorption.
Have the appearance of natural teeth once dental crowns are placed on the implants.
Restore full function to your bite. You can eat all the same foods with implants as you can with your natural teeth.
Can last your entire life when cared for properly.
Are considered by most dentists, periodontists and oral surgeons to be the next best thing to a natural tooth.

Pat shares her experience getting dental implants:

Video 01:45 |”All of a sudden I got this implant and my mouth was solid. That to me, was the most amazing thing!”


Dr. Ali with a happy patient.

Dental Implants For Dentures
(Snap-In Dentures)

A great option to replace all of your teeth is an implant retained denture. Some may call this a “Snap-In Denture”.

A “snap-in” or “snap-on” denture is a removable set of false teeth that attach to dental implants surgically embedded in the jawbone. The denture is still removable, but it’s more stable and secure than a denture that doesn’t snap onto implants. There are a few distinct advantages to having an implant-supported “snap-in” denture vs. a traditional denture that rests on the gums.


Photo above shows a model of false teeth (denture) and 4 dental implants to retain and support the denture.

A snap-in denture can be easily removed and replaced. Since it’s supported by implants in the jawbone, it has excellent retention and allows for more comfort while chewing. Keeping the mouth and denture clean is easy since the denture is removable, so oral health is easier to maintain. Keeping the mouth and denture clean reduces the risk of developing oral infections.

It’s still important to have regular visits to the dentist to check the health of your mouth, the stability of the dental implants, and have the denture examined for proper fit. From time to time the denture will need adjusting or re-lining as the shape of the oral cavity changes over time.

Usually a snap-in denture snaps onto 2, 4 or more locator attachments. These are the implants. Dr. Ali can help you decide if you’re a candidate for 2, 4 or more implants that can support a denture. By having a denture that snaps onto implants, you eliminate the discomfort of rubbing, chafing and open sores that commonly occur when traditional dentures don’t fit perfectly.

Eat What You Love!

Dental implants are integrated into the jawbone and provide the same amount of chewing force as a natural tooth. If you have single implants with crowns, you can eat whatever you want, just like with natural teeth. If you have implant-supported dentures, then you’ll still need to be cautious and cut your food into smaller pieces and chew carefully. But you’ll still have better retention and chewing ability than if your denture isn’t fixed to implants.

Implant-supported dentures offer peace of mind.

There are several options to consider when dealing with tooth loss. If all of the teeth are missing, then full dentures are likely the only choice. Fortunately, patients can still preserve their facial structure and bone levels by choosing a denture that’s supported by implants.

The dentist can surgically place two or four dental implants on the upper dental arch, and two to four implants on the lower arch for a denture(s) to snap onto. Once the implants are integrated and dentures are fitted, patients can eat without worrying about the discomfort of gums being rubbed raw or the embarrassment of a denture coming loose!

Dr. Ali can surgically place two to four dental implants to support a full set of replacement teeth. The replacement teeth can either be removable or they can be fixed so that only a dentist can remove them. Either type of implant-supported denture won’t rub on your gums or slip out of place. Eating and talking is more natural and comfortable with implant-supported dentures!

See pricing for Snap-In Dentures above

All-on-X (Four or Six) Dental Implants
(Teeth in a Day)

A minimally invasive solution with a fixed full-arch restoration for high patient satisfaction.

All-on-4 means that all of the teeth in an arch (all upper or all lower) are being extracted or are already missing and a full set of upper or lower teeth are fabricated to replace them. The false teeth span the entire upper or lower arch and attach to a minimum of 4 dental implants. This is slightly different from a traditional denture. A denture has an acrylic “plate” that goes across the roof of the mouth, and it’s more easily removable. All-on-4 dentures don’t cover the roof of the mouth, which makes eating much more pleasurable, and they either snap in the mouth securely or are screwed onto the implants by a dentist.

This is a treatment that can give you a new set of teeth in one day, so it’s often called “one day smile” or “smile in a day”. Four dental implants can be placed in one arch or eight implants in both arches all in one day. Temporary bridges are fixed to the implants that same day. After four to six months of healing time, you’ll return for your final and permanent bridges, or “all-on-4 dentures”. You’ll want to have regular dental visits to check the fit of your prosthetic and to clean the implants. Dental implants are still susceptible to gum disease, so you’ll still need to practice good hygiene with all-on-4 dentures.

The All-on-X (Four or Six) treatment concept is a cost-efficient, graftless solution that provides patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on the day of surgery.

Full-arch rehabilitation with only four implants
Two straight anterior implants and two implants tilted up to 45º in the posterior
Immediate Function (fixed provisional bridge)
For patients meeting criteria for immediate loading of implants
Graftless procedure
Bone grafting is avoided by tilting the posterior implants, utilizing available bone

Patients with edentulism (toothlessness) are often eligible for the All-on-X (Four or Six) treatment concept. A thorough evaluation of any patient is necessary in order to choose the right treatment and to establish a predictable treatment outcome.

Teeth in a Day

“Teeth in one day” is when all of the teeth are extracted in one day and implants are surgically placed in the jawbone to support a fixed bridge that stays in place during the healing process. This temporary fixed bridge stays in place for four to six months, after which a permanent bridge is placed. A fixed denture or bridge that’s supported by implants is the closest way to mimic a full set of natural teeth.

To ensure accurate placement of the implants into the jawbone, Dr. Ali will use a surgical guide. A surgical guide precisely guides the doctor on the exact placement and angle to insert the implant. Dental implants have a very high success rate and once they’re placed, the bone actually fuses to the implant, essentially becoming a very strong artificial tooth root.

Video 01:41 | Demonstration of the life changing All-on-X (Four or Six) dental implant treatment concept.

See pricing for All-on-X (Four or Six) (Teeth in a Day) above

Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT Scan)

Dr. Ali uses the most advanced technology available in dental implantology.

Dental Cone Beam Tomography [Dental CBCT] is a specialized type of x-ray that provides more information than conventional dental or facial x-rays. This computerized scan uses advanced technology to generate three-dimensional[3-D] images. We, at Patterson Village Dentistry, have recently upgraded our imaging technology to enable the most accurate diagnosis and implementation of cutting edging treatment for common dental problems. The CS-8100 3D represents the most sophisticated dental scanning technology available.

Provides 3-D images of dental structures, soft tissues, nerve paths and bone which are considerably more detailed than conventional two-dimensional dental x-rays.
Allows for more precise diagnosis and treatment planning.
Is simple and comfortable to take and can diagnostically image both bone and soft tissue simultaneously.

Dr. Ali also uses advanced 3D printed surgical guides created with special software for precise dental implant placement.

What are the common uses of a Dental CBCT scan?

Evaluate the position of teeth, bone structure, jaw joints and the airway.
Accurate placement of implants.
Bone grafting is avoided by tilting the posterior implants, utilizing available bone

How does a Dental CBCT scanning procedure work?

During the scan, a motorized arm rotates 360-degrees around your head while capturing multiple images from different angles that are then reconstructed to create a single 3-D image.

Bone Grafting with Leukocyte-Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF)

A common issue for patients considering a Dental Implant is the lack of sufficient jawbone density. This can be very important to support the implant with the utmost efficacy and safety. For qualified candidates, there is a new, highly advanced technique available to create a solid foundation for dental implants while helping to enhance their overall oral health.

Patterson Village Dentistry is pleased to offer a state of the art, all-natural, treatment procedure meant to promote bone regrowth and accelerated bone healing after Implant procedures and in the treatment of Gum Disease. This FDA cleared procedure begins with Dr. Ali drawing a small amount of your blood and placing it in a centrifuge right here in our office. The centrifuge then spins the vials containing the blood at a specified angulation and high speed to create a condensed clot of fibrin. Once separated, this fibrin clot is flattened by a special process, effectively creating a thin, compressed matrix of highly concentrated healing factors.


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Following the cleansing and sterilization of the treatment area, the PRF matrix and bone grafting material is carefully placed next to your existing jawbone structure, helping to stimulate the growth of new bone tissue around the graft for an ample amount of strength and density to successfully support a dental implant. Ultimately, L-PRF is both a holistic and biocompatible technique, often enabling qualified patients to achieve faster-healing and better-quality bone structure than ever before. In addition to bone grafting, the dentist can also utilize L-PRF to enhance sinus lift procedures for quicker healing and improved overall results.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are dental implants?

The team at Patterson Village Dentistry in Richmond, VA describe dental implants as titanium screws that are surgically placed into the jawbone. The implant screw has an abutment that joins it to a dental crown, creating the look of a natural tooth. Once fully integrated into the jawbone, a dental implant looks, feels, and functions like a natural tooth!

How do I know if I’m a candidate for dental implants?

The best way to know if you’re a dental implant candidate is to have an evaluation at the dentist. No dentist can tell you over the phone exactly what type of treatment will be best for you without first looking in your mouth. In the dental office, x-rays and special imaging will help the dentist determine if implants are an appropriate option for you and what would be involved to give you the smile you want. Every case is different but there’s almost always a great solution that will work for you. Make sure to ask questions and share any concerns you have with the doctor so she can create the treatment plan that’s right for you!

If I don’t want dental implants, what are my options?

Other options for replacing missing teeth are:

  • Dental bridge
  • Partial denture
  • Full denture
  • Not replacing the tooth and leaving a gap

Each of these options can provide you with a satisfactory outcome in the short term. By not placing a dental implant, bone resorption will occur. If you think you might want to have an implant down the road but just not yet, consider that there needs to be a sufficient amount of healthy bone in order to place an implant. It’s important to have a discussion with your dentist about your long-term goals and plan accordingly as soon as you’ve had a tooth extracted.

Do I need a dental implant?

You might not give much thought to your teeth until something needs to be fixed or you actually lose a permanent tooth. Teeth are not only necessary for chewing, but they’re the first thing people see when you smile, talk and laugh. When you lose a permanent tooth that leaves a gap in your smile, you’re likely to start thinking about options for replacing the tooth. So what’s the best way to replace missing teeth? At Patterson Village Dentistry in Richmond, VA, we’re happy to discuss your options for replacing missing teeth. Most of the time, dental implants are the best-looking, longest-lasting solution to restore function and aesthetics to your smile.

Why are dental implants the best solution for tooth loss?

We know that dental implants preserve bone and keep your jawline looking strong and healthy, but there are more benefits to getting dental implants. Whether the implant is replacing a single tooth or all of the teeth, they can be fabricated to look natural and even better, to feel natural. When replacing a single tooth with a dental implant, you won’t even know your natural tooth is missing when you’re eating, laughing, and talking.

If several implants are placed to support a full denture, then you’ll have the peace of mind knowing that you can go about your life without worrying that your denture might slip out or that eating will be painful. Dental implants are an excellent long-term solution to missing teeth.

How long do dental implants last?

One reason dental implants are such a desirable option for tooth replacement is that they can last a lifetime if they’re cared for properly. Since dental implants are integrated into the bone and gum tissue, they are still susceptible to gum disease and if care isn’t taken, an implant can be lost to periodontal disease, just like a natural tooth. It’s critical to floss, brush and have regular dental cleanings to ensure the tissue around the implant stays healthy and free of infection.

Dental Implants and Facial Appearance

Dental implants can improve the appearance of your face.

One of the signs of aging is sagging skin or a sunken look to the face. Many people don’t consider the fact that this could be a result of missing teeth. Teeth give shape and structure to the face and when several teeth are missing, it often results in a sunken appearance. Implant supported dentures can give your face its normal fullness, which looks more healthy and youthful!

How do traditional full dentures impact a patient’s facial appearance?

Millions of Americans lose teeth for various reasons each year. Periodontal disease, decay, and trauma are among the most common reasons. When one or more teeth are missing, especially in an area of your mouth that’s visible when you speak or smile, you’ll have options for filling in the gaps. Partial dentures are an option for one or a few missing teeth. Full dentures are an option for an entire upper or lower arch of teeth missing. While a good option for some, it’s not the best long-term solution considering the way the jawbone reacts to a missing tooth. When a tooth is missing, the bone actually resorbs. This means that the body breaks down the bony tissue that isn’t holding the root of a tooth. It’s one of the reasons dental implants are such a great solution for the long term. When an implant is placed where a tooth is missing, the bone integrates around the implant and stays intact. Over the course of many years, having natural teeth or implants keeps your jawbone strong and healthy, and helps give your face the full healthy appearance it should have.

Bone resorption affects the appearance of the face.

The upper and lower jawbones house the roots of all of the teeth. When you chew food, you put pressure on the tooth roots, which stimulates the jawbone to stay strong and robust. When a permanent tooth is lost, the bone is no longer stimulated in that space and the body begins to break down the bony tissue. This is called bone resorption. Over time, if many teeth are missing, the breakdown of bone will cause the face to have a weak, sunken appearance. Having dental implants surgically placed in the bone will preserve the shape and structure of the jaw and prevent the bone from deteriorating. 

Traditional dentures that are not fixed to implants will need adjusting as the jawbone shrinks over time. Dentures that simply rest on the gum tissue don’t provide the stimulation needed to prevent the jawbone from breaking down. As the jaw shrinks, the denture will need to be replaced.

How do dental implants prevent bone resorption?

As soon as a tooth is extracted, have a conversation with your dentist about options for preserving bone in the area. The best way to preserve bone is to keep it in active use. For an extraction site, this means placing an implant.

Dental implants are tiny titanium screws that are surgically implanted into the jawbone. Once the implant is in place, the bone begins to heal around the titanium and actually fuses to the implant. This is a process called osseointegration. Once osseointegration has occurred, any chewing force on the implant is stimulating the surrounding bone. This keeps the bone healthy and useful, so the body does not resorb the bony tissue. 

Can dental implants help me appear more youthful?

While the implants themselves won’t make you look younger, consider the effects on the structure of your face if you don’t have the support of teeth. Teeth are responsible for the full appearance of a face. If the teeth are missing, the face appears wrinkled, collapsed, and sunken, and the jawbone begins to deteriorate. So if you’re missing one or more teeth, having dental implants placed will help preserve the jawbone and also provide the facial structure to keep a more youthful appearance.

Dental implants can help prevent sagging skin

The structure of one’s face is largely dependent on the shape of the jawbones and position of the teeth. Teeth are critical to maintaining a healthy jawbone and preventing the bone from shrinking. Consider the space between the tip of your nose and the tip of your chin. If teeth are missing, the jawbones come closer together (because there are no teeth to stop them). This gives a collapsed, sunken appearance and accentuates wrinkles around the mouth. Dental implants provide the height and structure needed to keep the jaw in the correct position and the bone strong, helping to prevent premature wrinkles and sagging skin.

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