Dental Implant McLean

A dental implant is the most modern way to replace a missing a tooth. Before it was created, patients had limited options for teeth replacement. However, advancements in technology has allowed patients to restore their smile with dental implants. Patients should note that teeth replacement recommendations will vary. Learn about the benefits of dental implants below and schedule your appointment today.
dental implant mclean va

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is biocompatible titanium tooth root that is inserted into the jawbone. It serves as a support base for a crown, that’s custom made for each patient. The crown is attached to the implant by a connector called an abutment. Teeth naturally preserve the integrity of our jaw bones. Once teeth are removed, our jaw bones shrink. Fortunately, dental implants have the added benefit of preserving this jawbone, which is crucial to maintaining healthy and youthful facial features. Before having a tooth removed, ask if you are a candidate for dental implants.

What is the procedure?

The technology of dental implants has improved drastically over the past decade. In our office we use CAD/CAM technology to augment the precision and final aesthetics of our implant surgeries. The surgeries are done with a custom fabricated 3D guide, designed to place the implant in the best possible position to allow the dental crown to have the most ideal shape and form. Under local anesthesia, the titanium post is placed under the gum line. Once the area has healed, a connector piece and a custom fabricated crown is then attached to the implant. You are now ready to enjoy having a tooth again. You can now eat, smile, and talk naturally without having any worries about altering your lifestyle.

How do I care for my dental implant?

When properly cared for, implants can last for many decades. Although implants can’t get cavities, we advise our patients to care for their implants like they care for their teeth. Brushing them twice a day and flossing once a day. Like teeth, dental implants are susceptible to bone loss if not cared for properly. Therefore, 6 month dental hygiene appointments are crucial for your long-term dental implant health.

Book a consultation.

Patients should not suffer from missing teeth. Therefore, schedule a consultation today. Our team would be delighted to assist you in choosing the best treatment. Call (703) 356-4822 or book an appointment online. Our dental office is conveniently located at 1826 Westmoreland St. McLean, VA 22101.