Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are prosthetic teeth placed in the place of extracted natural teeth. They are often the most recommended solutions to replace missing teeth, owing to several benefits that they offer. If you have been considering various alternatives to get your missing tooth restored, dental implants should ideally be your first choice, and we’ll help you understand why.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

  • Since the implant studs are made from highly strong and durable metals like titanium, they offer excellent longevity. In most cases, dental implants are known to last upwards of 15 to 20 years with little or no hassle.
  • The tooth-like crown placed on the implant is made from dental-grade ceramic, which is a highly durable and customizable material. The crown would remain as good as new for many years without undergoing wear or discoloration.

  • The color, texture, shape, and overall appearance of the crown can be customized to match that of the adjoining teeth perfectly. Anyone who looks at your smile wouldn’t be able to distinguish between the prosthetic tooth and the natural ones.
  • The implant would allow you to bite and chew food as you always used to with all your natural teeth intact.
  • Since implants are placed in the jawbone, they offer excellent stability. They wouldn’t slip off or get displaced even if you bite and chew food.
  • The implant stud contains screw-like grooves on its surface. The grooves provide the necessary anchorage and also hold the jawbone intact, thereby preventing its deterioration.

How is the implantation procedure conducted?

The dentist conducts a thorough screening procedure to understand your candidacy for dental implants. Most importantly, patients would need to have ideal jawbone volume, ample space to place the implant, maintain optimum oral and overall health, etc. X-rays and oral scans will be used to get a better view of the jawbone, tooth roots, and other oral tissues during this. The data from the scans will be used to create a digital impression of the tooth, which is used as a reference for fabricating the ceramic crown.

You will be prepared for the procedure by cleaning the oral cavity and administering local anesthesia to numb the teeth, jawbone, and other surrounding tissues.

A small hole will be made in place of the extracted tooth in the jawbone, and the metal implant will be placed in it. After a suitable healing period of a few months, the jawbone would have adhered well to the implant and grown around the grooves. This provides the necessary stability to the implant.

How is the implantation procedure conducted?

After the healing period, the crown will be placed on the implant with the help of a connecting abutment. A bite test will be taken to understand how well the implant has been placed in the mouth and if it is altering your natural bite. If any changes are required in its alignment, they will be made by the dentist. The implant will be polished, and the dentist will give you care instructions to make sure the implant remains as good as new for many years.

Please reach out to us to schedule a consultation with our Dentist in Reston VA, and we’ll guide you further. Please call us at (703) 595-4405 or reach us through online consultation.


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