Installing dental implants is a flexible treatment option that can meet the individual needs of your mouth. They can fill in spaces where teeth are missing, correct smiles damaged by infection or injury, and help patients recover or improve their natural chewing abilities. Here is what you need to know about them:
What are dental implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root, which one of our implant dentists in Arlington, VA, places into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. Dental implants are the most natural-looking tooth replacement because we will create implants that fit your unique mouth size and shape. They will feel and act like real teeth. You can use them to chew hard food. Implants are long-lasting and do not require much maintenance. You just need to practice good oral hygiene and schedule regular dental appointments.
What does the treatment involve?
As one of the leading implant and family dentists in Alexandria, VA, we will assess and plan your dental implant placement and restoration. Placing the implants involves a surgical procedure. We will create precision channels in your jawbone and fit implants there. The implants will be in intimate contact with your bone. Over time, it will combine with the bone in a process called osseointegration. After this, we will place the artificial tooth or teeth. We will base them on the size, shape, and color of your teeth.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Implants require good daily oral hygiene. Brush your teeth properly and make sure to floss to control bacterial biofilm on the implant. It is also important to schedule a regular dentist’s check up in Falls Church, VA. During this check up, we will use special instruments to clean your implants. We will also make sure to check the integrity and functionality of your implants. In the event of a problem, rest assured that dental implant crowns are failsafe systems. We can replace damaged or worn down crowns without affecting the implant itself.
Dental implants are natural-looking and can help improve the quality of your life. They can give back your ability to smile. Arlington Dental Team specializes in restorative, general, and cosmetic dentistry, and we will be happy to help you decide if dental implants suit you. We have over 40 years of experience and have helped countless patients smile again. Call us at (703) 563-4419 to learn more about dental implants. You can also schedule an appointment.