Dental implants are an increasingly popular procedure for patients who are missing teeth due to infection, decay, injury, or who need teeth replaced for some other reason. Dental implants help improve the appearance of your smile, but they also restore function and help preserve your oral health. Dr. Ahrabi of Oakton Dental Center in Oakton, VA is a member in good standing of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, and has many years of experience performing dental implant surgery in his Oakton, VA practice.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are titanium or zirconium posts designed to mimic the roots of your natural teeth. The implant is surgically embedded in the jawbone on which a prosthetic tooth is mounted atop. A single implant can replace one missing tooth, or several dental implants can be used to secure a denture for a full arch of missing teeth.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most natural looking and feeling method of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants offer many advantages over traditional tooth replacement options such as dentures and bridges. Implants help promote healthy bone tissue, prevent shifting of teeth, reduce the risk of gum disease and additional tooth loss. Dental implants preserve your natural bite while allowing patients to enjoy an unrestricted diet.
Those with missing teeth are potential candidates for dental implants. If you’ve lost a tooth after extensive decay due to periodontal disease, you will be left with an empty space in your mouth. This is more than just a cosmetic concern as an empty space in the mouth can cause bone loss, leading to teeth shifting and eventually more lost teeth.
Implants bond with the jawbone tissue at the roots in a process called osseointegration, this stabilizes the tissues of the jawbone and the arrangement of the teeth in the mouth more than other tooth replacement options.
Where to Find Dental Implant Treatment
You need an experienced, highly-trained dentist to perform the dental implant procedure, which is why Dr. Ahrabi wants you to consider Oakton Dental Center for dental implants. Dr. Ahrabi believes in empowering his patients to take ownership of their oral health and have the smile of their dreams. To see if Oakton Dental Center would be a good fit to perform your dental implant procedure, schedule a consultation online or call (703) 382-6789 today.