Dental implants are a long-lasting and safe tooth replacement solution. Nothing is more natural looking and feeling, and for the 49 percent of adult Americans who have suffered the loss of a tooth and have tried dentures and bridges with limited success, they are the answer to your prayers! They are secure, require no more maintenance than regular teeth and restore your ability to eat, speak and smile with confidence. No wonder dental implants in Fairfax are considered the most advanced tooth replacement system ever devised.
A dental implant is a prosthetic (artificial) tooth root that is surgically placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth. One of our dentists will insert the root and the restorative phase is completed at our office. It is a high-tech way to save a tooth and, unlike a bridge, does not rely on nearby teeth for support.
Dental implants in Fairfax, Vienna, or Burke, VA are best used for people who maintain good oral health in general, but who have lost a tooth due to periodontal disease or an injury. There must be enough bone in the jaw to support the implanted root, as well as healthy gums.
The gum is gently folded back and a space is prepared for the implant to be placed.
The dental implant "anchor" is put into place.
A temporary cap is placed on the implant and the gum tissue is repositioned around the implant. The implant is left alone for several months so the bone can attach to the implant and create a secure anchor.
RESTORATIVE PHASE (IN OUR OFFICE)
After the implant has had a chance to attach to the bone tissue, the temporary cap is removed from the anchor and a post is attached to the anchor.
The implant is now ready for a prosthesis. An impression is taken of the implant and the appropriate prosthesis (crown, bridge or overdenture) is made.
The prosthesis is then attached to the implant(s).
If you are thinking about getting a dental implant in Fairfax, Vienna, or Burke, VA, contact us for an evaluation appointment. We will examine you to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure and will provide you with further information to help you decide.