Pinebrook Dentistry

What is a dental implant and is it right for me?

Tooth Replacement in South Riding, VA

When one or more teeth are lost, you have a few options for tooth replacement. It wasn’t that long ago when the only options for tooth replacement were bridges and dentures. With the advancements in dental implant technology, it is possible to replace missing teeth without grinding on adjacent teeth for dental bridges or wearing removable appliances like dentures. A dental implant is an excellent choice for tooth replacement that looks and feels like your own tooth.

A dental implant is designed to replace the root of a missing tooth. A biocompatible titanium implant is placed in the jawbone where a tooth is missing. Over time, the dental implant integrates with the bone and serves to support a crown that looks, feels, and functions like your own tooth. Dental implants are also ideal for replacing several missing teeth. Multiple implants can be placed to support a bridge or dentures that are stable and secure.

Successful Dental Implants Depend on You

To receive implants, you need to have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. You must also commit to keeping these structures healthy. Good oral hygiene at home and regular dental visits are critical to the long-term success of dental implants.

Please call our South Riding, VA dental office to find out how we can help you achieve optimal dental health with dental implants.

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