How do dental implants work?
Dental implants at Tysons Dentistry are a remarkable tooth replacement option that is unlike anything else available today. A dental implant is not just an aesthetic solution for missing tooth – it actually replaces a missing tooth.
While dental implants are thought to be a recent innovation, they have actually been used successfully for many years. But improvements and advances in dental technology make the process of placing dental implants more efficient than ever before.
The secret to the success of dental implants is a very small titanium post that is placed in your jaw. Titanium is biocompatible, meaning that it eventually integrates with surrounding bone and tissue. Once healing is complete, the implant fully fuses with, and becomes part of your jaw.
A small flange, called the abutment, is then fastened to the implant. The abutment acts as a base to which we attach the final part of the implant – a dental crown. This three-part unit results in a tooth that is stable, durable, and fully functional.
Dental implants are an effective, permanent tooth replacement, but they are not suitable for everyone. After a full examination of your mouth and evaluation of your dental and medical history, we will decide if you are a good candidate for a dental implant.
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