Losing a tooth is not something any of us want to face. The event can leave you feeling frustrated and discouraged, and whatever the reason for the loss, when it happens it is always unsettling.
This is understandable, but you shouldn't spend a lot of time regretting what has happened; your job now is to find a tooth replacement that suits your needs because replacing a missing tooth as quickly as possible is critical for your oral health and your self-esteem!
One tooth replacement option that is receiving a lot of intention lately is dental implants. They have been used successfully for over 40 years and changed the lives of millions of patients. Even so, many people today still aren’t sure exactly what they are and how they work.
If you are thinking about dental implants, there are a few basic facts that we would like share.
- An implant is made up of three parts – the implant, the abutment, and the restoration.
- The implant itself is a titanium replacement root that is surgically placed in your jaw by an oral surgeon and allowed to heal for several months.
- Titanium is a biocompatible material that bonds with surrounding bone and tissue and forms a stable foundation and functions like a natural tooth root.
- Anyone who has missing teeth and is healthy enough for an extraction is a candidate for a dental implant. We can place a single implant and restore it with a crown or bridge or use several in an arch to support an upper denture, lower denture, or both.
Would You Like to Learn More?
There are numerous benefits to choosing dental implants, and the doctors at our Vienna, VA office would be happy to share this information with you. Please call Tysons Dentistry, and we will arrange a consultation at your convenience.