If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA may be just what you’ve been hoping for.
Why is that? Dental implants support replacement teeth that look and function like the real thing. Not only that, they help to preserve your jaw bone, which can deteriorate after you lose teeth.
A dental implant, strictly speaking, is not a replacement tooth. It’s a titanium post that is inserted into your jaw. Because it fuses with the bone, it becomes a part of your body. An implant is strong enough to support an artificial tooth, just like a natural tooth root. Several implants can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch.
Other artificial tooth options, including conventional dentures, need to be replaced every few years. This is because the bone beneath it gradually deteriorates.
Dental implants, on the other hand, can last a lifetime. They prevent bone loss, because the implant is part of the jawbone. Furthermore, the artificial tooth or teeth attached to the implant will never decay.
Replacement teeth supported by dental implants from The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria VA are indistinguishable from other teeth, and most people won’t realize they’re there. You may forget, too! We’ve placed them in patients from Northern Virgina, Fairfax, and Prince William County, who also come to our practice for complete restorative dentistry. Contact us today!