If you are missing one or more teeth, bridges and dentures can be reliable restoration choices. But if you are interested in a more stable, permanent and comfortable replacement, call Smiles of Loudoun Dentistry at 571-510-3034. Our dentists, Dr. Steve Yopa or Dr. Salar Ebrahimi, can see you for an appointment to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants in Leesburg, Virginia.
Dental implants have revolutionized the field of restorative dentistry, offering patients a durable and natural-looking solution to replace missing teeth. Unlike traditional dentures or bridges, dental implants replace both the root and crown of a tooth, ensuring a stable and long-lasting result that promotes your oral health and function as well as giving you back a beautiful smile.
At the core of implant dentistry are two essential components: the implant post and the restoration. The implant post, typically made from biocompatible materials like titanium, is surgically placed into the jawbone. This post functions as an artificial tooth root, fusing with the jawbone over time through a process called osseointegration. This not only provides a strong foundation for the restoration but also stimulates the jawbone, preventing the bone loss that often occurs after tooth loss.
The implant restoration, which can be a single crown, bridge or denture, is custom-designed to match the surrounding teeth in both appearance and functionality. Implant-supported restorations blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, restoring your smile’s aesthetics and enabling you to chew and speak comfortably.
The journey to a rejuvenated smile begins with a comprehensive consultation, during which our dentists will evaluate your oral health and discuss the most suitable treatment plan with you. If implant dentistry is the chosen option, the implant post will be carefully placed during a minor surgical procedure. A healing period allows the post to bond with the jawbone before the restoration is attached.
Maintaining implant-supported teeth is akin to caring for natural teeth. Regular brushing, flossing and dental checkups are crucial to ensure the longevity of your investment. Candidates for implant dentistry include anyone who has lost a tooth, whether it be a single tooth or a full arch of teeth. As long as the gums and surrounding teeth are healthy, most individuals are eligible candidates.
We invite you to call us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced dentists and team. Our commitment to excellence ensures that you will regain both the aesthetics and function of your teeth, enhancing your overall quality of life.