Dental implants provide an ideal solution to tooth loss. They’re permanent, so they look and feel natural. More importantly, they restore oral function, so you can eat, speak, and smile comfortably. At Mitra Hooshangi, DDS, LLC, dental implants are small titanium screws placed into the jawbone. The dentist will surgically implant them into the jawbone. Once the implant has fused to the jawbone, a dental crown can be secured on top. Dental implants provide permanent tooth replacement.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants are tooth replacement fixtures designed to look and function like your natural teeth. Dental implants are surgically implanted in the jaw bone and the fixture is made of medical-grade titanium, fusing with the jaw bone through osseointegration. The implant becomes a strong, stable foundation for the replacement tooth. Unique abutments are attached to the implant fixtures. The abutments protrude from the gum line and serve as anchors for the replacement teeth. The abutments can be made of porcelain, gold, or titanium. Porcelain abutments are the most natural looking, while titanium abutments are the strongest and most durable.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are permanent, stable tooth replacements that can be used as a replacement for one or several missing teeth. Dental implants are made of titanium metal that integrates with the jawbone, becoming part of the jaw. Dental implants are highly durable and comfortable, and unlike traditional dentures, they do not need to be removed or adjusted. Dental implants are restored with custom-crafted crowns for each patient, ensuring the most natural-looking, comfortable fit.
Am I a Dental Implant Candidate?
To be considered a candidate for dental implants, you must have healthy gums and enough bone density. The implant post is surgically embedded into the jawbone and is used to support one or more artificial teeth. Candidates for dental implants must also have healthy gums, where the dental implant post is surgically embedded into the jaw. Implants require a sufficient level of bone density, which can be determined using X-rays. A bone graft may be necessary to stabilize the implant if there is not enough bone density.
The best way to find out if dental implants are an option for you is to visit Mitra Hooshangi, DDS, LLC at 2112 Gallows Rd D1, Vienna 22182, or call (703) 328-3927 to schedule an appointment with our dentist for a consultation. Our dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums, and oral health to determine if dental implants are a good fit for you.