If you’re missing one or more teeth, you’re probably already well aware of the bad side effects of losing a tooth. It can affect the appearance of your smile and your health. You may have looked into your tooth replacement options, which include dentures, dental bridges, and dental implants, but it can be difficult to know which one is right for you. After all, each has its own pros and cons, but there is one option that you should definitely seriously consider—dental implants in Tysons Corner. Here are three important reasons why they may be the best option to replace your missing teeth.
Dental implants are very secure.
When dental implants are placed, they stimulate the jaw bone. That bone grows to surround and bond to the posts, keeping it firmly in place. As a result, you can rest assured that your dental implants are more than able to withstand the wear and tear you subject them to. Plus, unlike with dentures, you don’t have to worry about your dental implants slipping or coming loose. You can bite, chew, speak, and smile with confidence.
Dental implants promote your long-term oral health.
When even just one tooth is removed, the bone in the jaw becomes less stimulated. As a result, it can lose density over time, changing your appearance and facial shape. That’s one of the reasons why dentures need to be replaced so often. Eventually, the jaw could lose density enough that other teeth become loose or need to be removed as well. Out of all the tooth restoration options available, dental implants are the only one to address this problem. By mimicking natural tooth structure below the gum line, dental implants encourage bone growth in the jaw just like a natural tooth does, preserving your oral health now and down the road.
On top of promoting bone growth, dental implants also help you keep your remaining healthy teeth longer. Dental bridges use the surrounding healthy teeth as an anchor, requiring the removal of some portion to make room for the bridge. In many cases, more dental work is needed on the anchoring teeth because bacteria got access underneath the bridge. On the other hand, dental implants stand independent of healthy teeth, giving you the best chance of retaining them for the long term.
Dental implants can last a long, long time.
Compared to dentures and dental bridges, implants can last a long time. In fact, with proper maintenance, dental implants can still be in good condition 30 or more years later! In the same amount of time, you would have had to replace dentures and bridges several times over. In terms of cost, those replacements can add up over time. As a result, although dental implants present the highest upfront cost, they could become the more affordable restoration option in the long term.
Although other restoration options have their advantages, dental implants provide benefits that the others simply don’t. When you make the decision about restoration options, make sure that dental implants are on the list. You and your dentist in Tysons Corner can more fully discuss these benefits and your eligibility for dental implants to determine if you are a good candidate.
About the Practice
At Just For Your Smile, Dr. Sam Osseiran and Dr. Sheila Mazhari have years of dental experience. In fact, Dr. Osseiran is certified in occlusion, TMJ management, and prosthodontics and attended NYU for a fellowship in surgical and prosthetic implant dentistry. He has over 5,000 hours of continuing education that covers all dental disciplines. To contact them, you can call (703) 288-4700 or click here.