How dental implants can restore one or more missing teeth for patients
There are many reasons why a patient might be missing teeth. Perhaps they had an accident or injury to the mouth that knocked out a tooth, or they had late-stage periodontitis that impacted the smile with bone and tooth loss: whatever the reason, Drs. Sina Reangber and Scott Koo and the team at Lifetime Smiles work directly with patients to help them determine the best way to replace missing teeth. One option that many Haymarket and Gainesville, Virginia patients may consider is the dental implant.
What is a dental implant?
The team at Lifetime Smiles describes the dental implant as a dental restoration used in replacing one, several, or all the teeth in the mouth. That can be obtained with mini implants, full mouth dental implants, or traditional implants. The titanium root replacement is placed during oral surgery into the jawbone and stimulates the growth of the bone around it to fuse it into the jaw. In doing this, it holds the implant in place. The implant can then be restored with a wide range of restorations depending on the patient’s needs. That includes a dental crown, a dental bridge, or a complete denture. With the help of our dentists, patients can determine the best way to utilize the dental implant for replacing one or more teeth.
Who is a candidate?
X-rays are needed to determine if a patient is a proper candidate, as the dental implant requires sufficient jawbone to support the implant itself and ensure a successful procedure.
Schedule an appointment today to learn more about dental implants
Drs. Reangber and Koo and Lifetime Smiles team help patients in the communities of Haymarket and Gainesville, VA, with their oral health needs, including restoring the smile after tooth loss. Learning more about full-mouth dental implants, mini implants, and implant-retained dentures is the first step in deciding if this solution is best for you. With the help of our team, we can guide you to the options that might fit your unique needs. Call (571) 248-7389 to request an appointment at our practice, conveniently located at 5391 Merchants View Square. We are open to new patients and families seeking comprehensive dentistry with an experienced dental professional.
Dental implants are titanium roots, that are replaced with in the jawbone to resemble a tooth or group of teeth. A screw is inserted through the gums and into the jawbone. A porcelain crown is then attached to the screw to become the new tooth or teeth. They can be used to support dental prosthesis including crowns, dentures, and bridges. Today’s treatments are so natural looking, no one will know you had surgery. There’s approximately a 95% success rate for all implants. With modern advances in dentistry, some implants can be restored immediately with life like all porcelain crowns. For more details ask your dentist.