Missing teeth can cause major difficulties in you daily life. It can be difficult to eat and talk. This can also affect your social life.
Bridges and partial dentures are normally given to people with missing teeth. This requires healthy teeth to surround them for support and the healthy teeth might have to be shaped to anchor the dentures or bridges. This may cause the healthy teeth to become weak or even decay.
The solution for this issue are dental implants. Dental implants require a titanium root placed into the jaw bone to support a denture, bridge, or crown. The biocompatible alloy that these implants are made of fuses with bone so that the new tooth is like a natural tooth. Our dentists at the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics offers dental implants in Annandale VA for:
- Single tooth replacement
- Multiple tooth replacement
- Complete replacement
By just regularly brushing your teeth, flossing, and keeping up with check-up appointments, these amazing dental implants can last our patients for many years.
Who Can Get Dental Implants?
Almost any person who is fit to get dental procedures can get dental implants. Patients need a healthy jaw bone since this is what anchors the implants. Jaw bone health can be checked by our doctors using our digital x-rays. Patients also need to be free of gum disease and overall health issues such as immune disorders.
What To Expect During Dental Implant Procedure?
The procedure for single tooth replacement, multiple tooth replacement, and complete replacement is the same.
Step one is an oral surgery that will place the implant post(s) directly into the jaw. After the implant heals, the surrounding bone tissue will fuse with the post(s) and make a solid foundation for your restoration. The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
Once patients have fully healed we will have then return to the office to have your new restoration placed onto the implant. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth.
Dr. Aggarwal and Dr. Egber and the staff at the Center for Dentofacial Aesthetics are here to make sure you get the best service and care for your dental implants. Call us for more information about dental implants in Annandale VA.