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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Dr. Sanati and Dr. Shahram welcome your questions! We know you can make the best decisions about your dental care when you are fully informed about our treatments and how they benefit you. For your convenience, listed below are answers to some of the questions we hear most frequently. Please don't hesitate to contact our Vienna, VA office if you would like more information or if your question is not shown here.

Dental Implants

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.dental implant diagram | implants vienna va

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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Dental implants have been around for a while now, and most everyone has heard of them, but may not know what makes them different from other types of tooth replacement.

dental implant diagram or illustrationThe main difference is that a dental implant is not just a cosmetic solution for a missing tooth. It actually replaces your entire tooth, right down to the root!

The implant is a very small titanium cylinder that is surgically placed in your jaw bone and then allowed to heal. Over time, the implant integrates with surrounding bone and tissue. It actually becomes part of your jaw.

This is beneficial for a couple of reasons. First, the presence of the natural root of your tooth keeps your jawbone healthy. When you lose the tooth and the root, the jawbone begins to break down. Since the implant acts as a replacement root, the bone in your jaw stays healthy.

Also, when the root is missing, adjacent teeth can start to shift over time. This can lead to problems with tooth alignment and your dental bite. The design of a dental implant prevents this from happening.

Chat With Your Dentist About Dental Implants in Vienna

Dental implants are a remarkable solution, and quickly becoming the preferred method for replacing missing teeth. If you would like to do something about your missing teeth, please contact our Vienna dental office, and we’ll be happy to arrange a convenient consultation.

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