Whether you need to replace a single tooth or many teeth, dental implants give you the security and aesthetic you’re looking for. Dr. Joseph Alwan at Herndon Healthy Smiles in Herndon, Virginia, offers innovative restorative dental options to patients who need to replace missing teeth. If you think dental implants could work for you, call today or schedule an appointment online.
Dental implants are titanium posts Dr. Alwan surgically positions in your jawbone beneath the gum line. The implant functions like the root of your natural tooth and enables Dr. Alwan to mount your replacement teeth or secure dentures in that area.
There are two types of dental implants: endosteal, which is placed directly into the jawbone, and subperiosteal, which is placed on top of the jaw.
Not only do dental implants restore your missing teeth, but they can also improve your jaw structure and provide stability for other restorative dental work in the future.
An implant doesn't come loose like a denture often does, making it a reliable option in restorative dentistry. Lastly, the titanium also provides another benefit: It allows you to eat the foods you like without worrying about tooth decay.
If you’re missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or even all of your teeth, you might be a good candidate for dental implants. Even if you suffer from bone loss due to gum disease or have pre-existing medical conditions, there are procedures that Dr. Alwan can perform to set the stage for implants.
If dental implants aren’t optimal for you -- whether it’s because of some dental condition, your financial situation, or your personal preferences -- Dr. Alwan can provide complete dentures or partial dentures as alternatives.
Although you don’t have to worry about issues like tooth decay, taking care of your gums is crucial in maintaining success with your implants. With good oral hygiene habits at home, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
Dr. Alwan recommends the following tips to increase success with your new implants:
If you’re interested in learning more about your dental options to replace missing teeth, call Herndon Healthy Smiles today, or schedule an appointment online.