Are you missing one, two or even all of your teeth? Would you like your smile to be healthy, strong and natural-looking? Then, explore dental implants in Manassas with the skilled team from Galleria Dental Arts. Knowledgeable and experienced in the placement of these amazing devices, Dr. Wahab, Solarte and Grover evaluate patients for implants and place them in comfortable, in-house oral surgeries.
Just What are Dental Implants?
Simply put, dental implants are completely artificial teeth from root to crown. Composed of three parts–a titanium screw which resides in the jawbone, a metal alloy post which extends above the gumline and a porcelain crown–a dental Implant replaces one or more teeth. In multiples, dental implants may support removable or fixed dentures.
At Galleria Dental Arts, the dentists place dental implants in patients who have good oral and overall health but have lost teeth to decay, gum disease or accident. Patients must have sufficient jaw bone size and density as well. Dental implants anchor one tooth, a multi-tooth bridge or a full set of dentures. In other words, in the hands of very skilled implant dentists, these devices are extremely versatile.
The Secret Behind Dental Implants
The secret of their success is really no secret at all. Dental implants fully bond with human bone through a natural process called osseointegration. Once the doctor inserts the dental implant into the bone and sutures the site closed, osseointegration begins as the bone melds to the titanium metal. Biocompatible and durable, titanium contributes to the very high success rate of dental implant surgeries.
After the surgery site heals and the dentist installs the metal post and customized crown, osseointegration continues. As the patient chews on the new tooth, the jaw bone is exercised and strengthened.
No other tooth replacement option features osseointegration. Traditional fixed bridges and conventional partial or full dentures simply rest on the gums. They cannot exercise the bone, and so as time goes on, both gums and jaw bone naturally recede.
Dental implant patients enjoy great longevity with their beautiful new teeth as long as they practice good oral hygiene habits. Patients should brush their implants twice a day and floss around them once daily just as they do their natural teeth. Good hygiene prevents peri-implantitis, an infection similar to periodontitis, the most destructive form of gum disease. Peri-implantitis can cause implant failure and necessitate removal.
Unfortunately, smoking encourages peri-implantitis. So, while smokers may receive dental implants, they are urged to stop tobacco use 72 hours before implant surgery and 72 hours after it. Of course, stopping smoking altogether is best for systemic and oral health.
Could You Enjoy the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Chances are you could have the many benefits of a beautiful, well-functioning smile for the rest of your life. Why not contact Galleria Dental Arts today to arrange an implant dentistry consultation? Dental implants are a second chance at a perfect smile.