The brewery is packed and you are surrounded by “your” people. The beer is plentiful as is the BBQ along with a wide variety of smiling, happy faces. Your friends have told you about this place for weeks and you finally carved out some time to see it. Everyone seems so friendly, but you hesitate to socialize beyond the pint glass you’re holding. You’re anxious about what people will think of your teeth when you start talking. Everything tastes great, but it would be so much better if could go talk to some of the interesting people. If you’ve been in a similar situation, Galleria Dental Arts could help you with dental implants in Manassas.
How Dental Implants Can Help Your Smile
Dentals implants are widely considered one of the best ways to replace both missing and damaged teeth. This is because they are so closely able to resemble the appearance and function of natural teeth. Most patients cannot tell the implant from their other teeth. Implants completely replicate the tooth from root to crown, which ensures a high rate of success over time. Most implants can last 10 years or more with proper care. The process of getting dental implants starts with visiting Dr. Tamer Wahab so he can evaluate if you are a good candidate for dental implants. If he does, he will guide you through the process of getting them. Dental implants are implemented in two stages: placement and restoration
Placement of the Dental Implant
The first step is the placement of the new root into the jawbone. This is a surgical procedure that involves making a small incision into the gum-line to expose the root area of the tooth. Dr. Wahab will first remove any part of the old tooth that is necessary in order to make room for the implant. He will then install the new root, which is made of solid titanium, a very strong and durable metal that is very biocompatible with the human body. This new root will stimulate healing in the area and provide a solid base for the new tooth. Dr. Wahab can place the roots himself right in the office, saving your need to see an outside specialist. After you have healed and the roots have firmly bonded to your jawbone, Dr. Wahab will now install something called an abutment, which serves as the connection between the new root and the crown. The healing process typically takes about 3-6 months, but can vary depending on the needs and particular condition of a patient’s existing dental structure. Dental implants are usually made of porcelain, so they are both visually pleasing and long lasting. Another benefit is that these teeth cannot get cavities! You simply brush and floss them like the rest of your teeth.
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
You’ll need to have a full consultation with Dr. Wahab before you can start the implant process. You deserve to have your smile restored, so if you are curious about getting dental implants, please make an appointment with us today!