WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
A permanent solution for tooth loss
Dental implants represent a common procedure of permanently replacing missing teeth without affecting neighboring teeth.
With the help of dental implants, we can replace one, or many missing teeth in your mouth. It is a permanent solution and most last the patients lifetime. Oftentimes on patients with dentures, dental implants are placed so the dentures can be securely fastened to them, giving you the very best alternative to your original teeth.
The procedure is quite simple and most patients can even return to work that same day! We first start by placing an implant, which acts as a post, within the jaw. Once the bone integrates to the implant and it becomes stable, which takes between 2 to 4 months, we can then schedule you back in for your second appointment. At that appointment, we will attach an abutment and crown to the dental implant and you will then have the ability to chew and bite into foods like you can with real teeth!
We have performed numerous dental implant procedures for our patients here in Arlington, Virginia and have no problem helping you too. Whether you're missing teeth or need teeth removed that may be infected, dental implants are a great solution. Many of our patients who have had this procedure are elder and currently have dentures as well. As times goes by, your jaw bone shrinks, causing dentures to be less secure when in your mouth. By placing a few implants within your mouth, it allows something for the dentures to attach to - giving you a lifelike smile one again. Give us a call today for a consultation and see how you can restore your smile once again.