Completing Smiles with Dental Implants in Tysons Corner
Are you missing teeth? A missing tooth can impact your bite function and even increase your chances of developing TMJ-associated disorders. Call us today to schedule your dental implant appointment.
A dental implant is a tiny, titanium screw that is placed into the area of the missing tooth. Over time, the jaw bone and gums will fuse with the dental implant to create a sturdy, artificial tooth root. Once this process is completed and your mouth has healed, you’ll be able to return to complete the process. We’ll attach a natural-looking crown to the dental implant, and your artificial tooth will be completely restored from the root up!
After undergoing this procedure, patients have reported that they regain the ability to eat and chew normally, and with a realistic-looking CEREC® one-visit crown, your confidence can be restored as well. Placing a dental implant can revitalize your overall oral health. Without a dental implant, the other teeth along the gum line begin to shift to fill the space left behind by the missing tooth. Not only do dental implants protect your oral health, they can help preserve your self-confidence by providing you with a great solution for a beautiful smile!
Implant Bone Grafting/Sinus Lift
One of the most important requirements for having dental implants successfully placed is the presence of enough healthy tissue in the affected area. However, without a functioning tooth root in place, the jawbone deteriorates over time, which can result in a lack of quality bone. Here in Tysons Corner, we can reverse this with a bone grafting procedure that’s designed to repair your implant site and allow patients to start on the path towards new, functioning teeth with confidence. Healthy tissue can either be transplanted from another area of the body or a separate donor.
Patients who need upper teeth replaced may find that they’re in need of a sinus lift procedure. Your sinuses exist behind your cheeks and are essentially like empty rooms, with only a small area of bone separating them from the patient’s mouth. In order to create the space to place one or more implants, our team can lift the sinus membrane and place additional healthy tissue in the area.
While single implants can be successfully restored with our metal-free CEREC® crowns, a wider area of missing teeth may require a more economical solution. In these cases, our doctors at Avanti Dentistry recommend an implant-retained bridge or denture for overall coverage that’s sturdy and lifelike. These prosthetics resemble the traditional restorations most patients are familiar with, but they have one significant difference – they’re designed to attach over a number of placed implants for more permanence and improved function. Implant-retained bridges are used to replace a small number of consecutive teeth along a single arch, while implant-retained dentures are more extensive and can be either fixed or removable in nature, depending on the patient’s level of oral health and personal preference.
All-on-4 Implant Dentures
The traditional process of replacing lost teeth with its own implant can be overly extensive and cost-prohibitive for many patients. Like the name suggests, All-on-4 treatment consists of four implants being strategically placed in order to restore your entire full or bottom arch. These implants will help prevent bone loss and revitalize your oral health, and a restoration can be placed immediately so that patients don’t have to spend any downtime without the bright, functional smile they need here in Tysons Corner.
Mini Dental Implants
If a patient doesn’t have enough healthy oral tissue to support the placement of implants and isn’t interested in a bone grafting procedure, there is another option – mini dental implants. Because of their smaller size, mini implants don’t require the same amount of jawbone density to be successfully placed. They can be used to stabilize a removable denture (or even the patient’s existing denture), and the procedure is completed in the span of a single appointment for added convenience.
If you are ever faced with having a tooth extracted, you should consider your long-term recovery plans. It is important to preserve your tooth’s socket after it has been extracted. The moment a tooth is extracted, bone resorption begins, reducing the amount of bone you have in your jaw. Given enough time and bone loss, this can increase the costs of a dental implant, as additional procedures will be required. To avoid higher long-term costs and more office visits, you should ask about socket preservation procedures when having a tooth extracted.
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