Dental Implants: Transforming the Smiles of Fairfax Residents
Dental implants can completely transform your life and your smile. With quality implants, you will be able to look in the mirror, and then face the day with confidence knowing that your smile looks its best!
Are dental implants a viable solution?
A missing tooth is nothing to be ashamed of! Whether you’ve lost a tooth due to an accident or oral hygiene mistakes, you can correct this process! Accidents to our teeth do happen. Oral hygiene is not always easy, and sometimes tooth decay can sneak up on you, causing irreversible damage that isn’t recognized until it’s too late.
Implants can correct these problems, and can give you a radiant smile that you can be proud of!
If you have concerns about missing teeth, don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Rayek and his team at Smiles at Fairfax Corner (http://www.fcsmiles.com). We are clinical partners with a reputable dental implant company called Nobel Biocare. At our office, we offer either all-on-5 or all-on-6 full mouth rehabilitation for patients who are missing all of their teeth. That means we can place 5 or 6 dental implants in a fully edentulous jaw, along with a non-removable, titanium hybrid denture. With this, you can look forward to and enjoy your fully restored and fully functional teeth!
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that act and feel like natural teeth. They are created using biocompatible titanium screws. These screws act as the post, or root of your tooth. This procedure is very intricate and involves several complex steps.
Who needs them?
Dental implants are ideal for persons suffering from:
- Loose-fitting dentures
- Missing teeth that need to be replaced with a more conservative approach
- The need for a practical alternative to partial dentures
- The need for support of individual teeth or a bridge
How are implants applied?
Dental implants are applied by surgically implanting these titanium screws into your jawbone. Afterwards a process called osseointegration occurs in which the bone fuses with these titanium screws. This results in the bone growing tightly around this “artificial” root, thereby forming a durable and solid foundation for the dental implant.
After a period of 12-16 weeks, our dentist will make a customized impression of your root, which will then be used to create an artificial crown. This crown is then placed on top of the implant, giving you a natural-looking tooth that feels like real tooth enamel.
What are the benefits?
Dental implants are natural looking, so you will not have to worry about anyone noticing your artificial tooth. They are very aesthetically pleasing, so you will once again take pride in your smile!
How do they compare with dentures?
Over time, dentures can become loose and ill-fitting because the bridge of your mouth begins to shrink. An artificial tooth implant can correct this problem, thereby eliminating the need for dentures.
In addition, dental implants can be used to replace more than just one tooth. While dentures and partial implants may be a viable option for your smile shortcomings, implants can offer more benefits than typical dentures or partials. To learn more about your options and what is right for you, give us a call today and schedule your complimentary consultation.