A haircut does so much more than simply get the hair out of your eyes. Just an inch off can completely change how you look. People always notice something is different, even if they can’t put their finger on it. The feeling goes beyond your hair, however. Your feel like your clothes fit better, and you’re more relaxed. For people with missing teeth, dental implants in Manassas can give them this same sense of renewed confidence. Dr. Tamer Wahab wants you to know just how much dental implants can change your smile.
The Impact of Dental Implants
Dental implants hold the distinction of being the only dental procedure that can restore both parts of a missing tooth: the root and the crown. The new root is what makes them so special. Not only does it provide a secure base for the new tooth, but it also helps stimulate blood flow to the surrounding area. This can help reverse and even prevent the jaw atrophy that commonly follows tooth loss. They are able to do this because the roots are made of titanium, a strong and durable metal that is also bio-compatible with the human body. This means that it is able to naturally bond with your jawbone after it has been placed.
Dental implants are quite versatile and can be used to restore a single tooth, support a bridge, or anchor a set of dentures. For people with multiple missing teeth, a few implants can completely bring their smile back. A set of 4-6 implants can support a full set of dentures for people who have lost all of their natural teeth. Implant supported dentures have a more secure fit than traditional dentures because rather than relying on natural suction or denture adhesive, they are held in place by the titanium roots. These roots help maintain the health of your jaw, which means your fit will stay more consistent. Also, implant supported dentures allow patients to have more bite force than with traditional dentures. A few implants can completely restore someone’s smile from scratch.
Will Insurance Cover My Dental Implants?
This is a common question. The answer, like many things in life, is “it depends.” Many insurance plans work by covering patients up to a certain dollar amount each year. Your coverage may depend on how much of this amount you have already used, or how your provider classifies dental implants, as benefits are geared towards basic care and emergencies. To make sure, call your provider, and then call us here at Galleria Dental Arts. We accept a wide variety of dental insurance plans and are always willing to work with you.
Have Any Questions?
If you want to know more about how dental implants can help you, please give us a call today.
They could be the one thing you need to get your smile back.