Virginia’s Premier Destination for Dental Implants

Fredericksburg & Ashland Smile CEnter

We are a local, family-owned dentist practice providing general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and more to the dynamic communities of Fredericksburg, VA and Ashland, VA. Learn more about the services we offer, our state-of-the-art technology, and contact us today!

Fredericksburg Smile Center

2330 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-386-0078

Ashland Smile Center

105 Lee Street
Ashland, VA 23005
Phone: 804-902-2768

Dental Implant Restorations

Most dental implants are single tooth replacements, but others can support a restoration that replaces multiple teeth in a row.
  • Dental Implant Crowns: Custom-made crowns sit atop individual implants, restoring the appearance and function of a single missing tooth. Crafted from durable materials like porcelain or ceramic, implant crowns blend seamlessly with natural teeth, offering a lifelike smile and optimal chewing ability.

  • Dental Implant Bridges: Dental implant bridges are ideal for replacing multiple adjacent missing teeth. A bridge is supported by dental implants placed strategically along the dental arch. By anchoring securely to the jawbone, implant-supported bridges restore oral function, prevent bone loss, and maintain facial structure.

  • Dental Implant Dentures: For those missing several or all teeth in a dental arch, dental implant dentures provide a stable and comfortable solution. Unlike traditional dentures, implant-supported dentures are anchored to dental implants, ensuring a secure fit and eliminating issues like slipping or irritation. This restores confidence in eating, speaking, and smiling, while preserving jawbone health.


What are dental implants?

Dental implants are revolutionary solutions for missing teeth, consisting of titanium posts surgically inserted into the jawbone. These implants mimic natural tooth roots and provide a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth like crowns or dentures. Dental implants fuse with the jawbone, ensuring stability and durability.

The process involves initial assessment, surgical placement, a healing period for integration, and finally, attachment of custom-made prosthetics. Unlike traditional dentures, implants preserve bone health and offer superior comfort, allowing individuals to eat, speak, and smile confidently. By restoring both functionality and aesthetics, dental implants not only enhance oral health but also boost self-confidence.

Cosmetic Dental Experts

  • Aesthetically Pleasing Appearance: Dental implants closely resemble natural teeth in shape, size, and color, providing a seamless integration with the rest of your smile. This results in a more natural and aesthetically pleasing appearance compared to traditional dentures or bridges.
  • Preservation of Facial Structure: Missing teeth can lead to changes in facial structure, such as sagging or a sunken appearance. Dental implants help preserve the natural shape of your face by preventing bone loss in the jawbone, which can occur when teeth are missing.
  • Improved Confidence: Dental implants restore the ability to eat, speak, and smile confidently without worrying about loose or uncomfortable dentures. Having a stable and natural-looking smile can significantly boost self-esteem and confidence in social and professional settings.
  • Long-Term Solution: Unlike some cosmetic dental procedures that may require regular maintenance or replacement, dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth. With proper care, they can last a lifetime, providing lasting cosmetic benefits.
  • Enhanced Oral Health: Dental implants do not require alteration of adjacent teeth, as traditional bridges do. This preservation of neighboring teeth contributes to overall oral health and maintains the integrity of your natural smile.


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Frequently Asked Questions  | Dental Implants

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They mimic natural tooth roots, providing a sturdy foundation for crowns, bridges, or dentures. This restores functionality, preserves facial structure, and enhances confidence. Proper care and follow-up appointments are essential for successful implant integration and long-term oral health.

How long does it take to heal?

Dental implant healing time typically ranges from 3 to 6 months. During the initial healing period the implant fuses with the jawbone. Additional healing time for the gums may be needed before the final restoration is placed. Following post-operative instructions and attending follow-up appointments are crucial for successful healing and implant integration.

How do I care for dental implants?

To care for dental implants, maintain good oral hygiene by brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and using a waterpik. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and non-abrasive toothpaste. Avoid hard foods that may damage the implants and visit your dentist for regular check-ups. Following these practices will help ensure the longevity and success of your dental implants.


Meet the Team

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Dr. Joel Butterworth

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Dr. Nil Amin

Fredericksburg Smile Center Staff #3 | Dentists in Fredericksburg, VA & Ashland, VA

Dr. Francisco Mesa


No Dental Insurance? No Problem.

Here at Fredericksburg and Ashland Smile Center, we’re proud to make it easy to pay for dental services. We offer high-end dental services at an affordable price. Our staff is trained to help you understand your benefits. We also have financing options that offer low-interest, low-finance plans. Finding affordable dentistry doesn’t have to be intimidating!

Contact Us

We are committed to providing you and your family with the highest quality dentistry possible. Starting with a friendly smile when you enter, our staff will guide you to the patient waiting area where you can relax before you are called back. Give us a call today or send us an email to schedule an appointment.


2330 Plank Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm 


105 Lee Street
Ashland, VA 23005, United States

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