Importance of dental implants
Are you suffering from a missing tooth? One missing tooth can be detrimental to the rest of your oral health. When a missing tooth goes untreated, you are susceptible to:
- Declining oral health
- Damaging nearby teeth
- Greater risk for oral disease
- Compromising bone structure
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are lifelike, long-term solutions to replace lost teeth. They function just like a natural root, offering stability and bite strength. Dental implants are a restorative option, using a small titanium root to replace a missing tooth root.
Providing natural, lasting implants in Arlington, Virginia
Benefits of dental implants
It's important to get a missing tooth replaced as soon as possible. By using an implant, you'll be able to:
- Support surrounding teeth
- Replace the missing tooth
- Prevent bone loss
- Prevent gum recession
The dental implant process
A key component of successful implants is osseointegration. This is a biological process and occurs when the titanium root connects to the jaw bone. Osseointegration is crucial because it strengthens and supports the gum and bone structure. Once this happens, your mouth will be strong enough for a dental prosthetic.
Schedule a dental implant consultation in Arlington, VA
Find out if implant dentistry can help your smile! We are committed to providing dental implants that help restore your smile. Contact our office or request an appointment online to schedule your consultation.