Each year, millions of Americans experience tooth loss. While the reasons for losing a tooth vary, the detrimental effects to the appearance and function of your mouth are the same. With two convenient locations in Tysons Corner in Vienna, Virginia, and Potomac Village in Potomac, Maryland, the skilled providers at Just For Your Smile make it easy for their patients to regain their bright and beautiful smiles with dental implants. Call or use the online booking feature today to schedule your first appointment.
While there are things that you can do to maintain the health of your teeth and mouth, you may experience tooth loss for a variety of reasons as you age. Periodontal disease, traumatic injury, and normal wear-and-tear are all common causes of tooth loss. Losing a tooth can dramatically impact the health, function, and appearance of your mouth, but dental implants provide an effective method for replacing these missing teeth.
A dental implant is a titanium post that’s placed into your jawbone, rooting firmly in place over time and serving as a replacement tooth root. A restorative crown is then attached to this implant, effectively taking the place of your original tooth.
There are many different kinds of dental implants, each serving a slightly different purpose. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth or be used as part of a treatment plan to replace multiple teeth, as with implant-retained bridges.
If you’re missing a whole set of teeth and want a more sturdy solution than dentures, you may want to consider implant-retained dentures. In this treatment, called All-on-4® dental implants, a denture is held in place by four solid implants, rooting it firmly in place and effectively replacing a whole arch of missing teeth.
Initially, you’ll meet with your provider at Just For Your Smile to discuss your needs and develop an individual plan of care. Your provider examines your mouth to determine if your gums and jawbone are healthy enough to receive an implant.
Just For Your Smile uses the DIOnavi® digitally guided implant system, allowing them to simulate the procedure beforehand to determine the best place for your implants. This helps to eliminate the need for surgical cutting and achieve a more comfortable procedure and faster healing time, often reducing the average healing time from six months to three months.
During the procedure, your provider places the implants into your jawbone. After the implants fuse to your jawbone over a period of three to six months, you return for another appointment to have your tooth restoration placed.
To find out if dental implants are right for you, call Just For Your Smile or use the online booking feature today.