Traditional tooth replacement procedures pose a number of risks and often come with complications. Dental implants help to improve overall oral and jaw health. Tooth loss can weaken the bone tissue, and having dental implants to replace natural teeth can preserve the jaw bone. If you have a tooth infection in Fairfax, VA that leads to the need for an extraction, Dr. Withers may recommend replacing it with a dental implant.
When you are considering dental implants to replace missing teeth or a single missing tooth, you must have a basic understanding of the procedure.
A dental implant is made of three pieces: the titanium implant, an abutment, and a crown. The first step of the procedure involves fusing the implant into the jaw bone. Next, an abutment is placed on the implant. Finally, the crown that looks like a natural tooth is attached securely over the abutment.
Patients missing only one tooth can choose a fixed bridge for tooth replacement but this procedure does have some complications. A bridge can damage healthy teeth and will need to be replaced at least once or twice over a lifetime. Partial dentures have similar complications. Both treatments have a 30 percent failure rate within five to seven years of treatment and can potentially lead to a tooth infection.
Dental implants promote overall jaw health and as a result can also improve your general health. They stimulate the jaw bone and look just like natural teeth. In some cases, bone grafting may be needed to support the implant.
Dental implants are an attractive long-term option for replacing missing teeth. If you have a tooth infection that has caused tooth loss, you may be a good candidate for implants. Set up your consultation for dental implants in Fairfax, VA with Dr. Withers today! There are several reasons why you might choose dental implants to replace missing teeth. These include:
Dr. Withers is a Periodontist in Fairfax, VA. Dr. Withers and his team are here to serve you and meet your dental needs as comfortably as possible. It is our goal to make your experience in our Fairfax VA Dental office a pleasant visit and restore your dental health quickly and professionally.
**Notice: Dr. Withers offers these scans at no charge to patients who come for a Complimentary Dental Implant Consultation. However, should you request a copy of the scan there will be a $275 copy fee