Dental Implants: The Ultimate Solution for Missing Teeth
Dental implants are widely considered the best restorative treatment for replacing one or more missing teeth. Implants are titanium posts specifically designed to replace missing tooth roots and provide a superior anchor for crowns, bridges, and dentures. Dr. Vandana Sood works with some of the best oral surgeons in the area to coordinate this treatment. Once the implants are in place, Dr. Sood can attach custom restorations.
To learn more about how dental implants restored at our Leesburg, VA, practice can help you experience outstanding comfort, functionality, and aesthetics, contact us today.
About Dental Implants
Simple day-to-day pleasures like chewing sticky or crunchy food, talking on the phone, and sharing a good laugh with your friends can become much more difficult when you are missing teeth or wearing a denture that can slip out of place. Dental implants not only help you achieve a healthy-looking smile, but also allow you to go about your day without worrying that your restoration might shift.
Dental implants are surgically placed directly into the jaw. Once in place, they become fused to the bone tissue in a process called osseointegration. Implants usually require two surgeries and three to six months of healing time, but with proper care, they can provide a lifetime of outstanding support. Meanwhile, implants are the only restorative treatment that can prevent the bone atrophy that occurs in the prolonged absence of tooth roots.
What to Expect at Your Appointments
Dr. Sood will thoroughly examine your smile and take x-rays of your teeth and jaw to determine if you are a candidate for implants. Since implants require an ample base, you may need a bone graft restore any bone tissue that has degraded in the absence of teeth. If you suffer from gum disease, periodontal treatment will be necessary prior to implant placement.
When Dr. Sood determines that your smile can accommodate implants, he will refer you to a local oral surgeon for the outpatient procedure. You will be provided with temporary restorations as you heal. Once osseointegration is complete, Dr. Sood will remove your temporaries and replace them with a custom crown, bridge, or denture.
Caring for Dental Implants
Implants feel and function like natural teeth. In general, they allow you to care for your restorations just as easily as you would your natural teeth. Simply brush twice and floss at least once a day, and visit Dr. Sood regularly for checkups and cleanings. If you have a removable implant-secured denture, you will continue to care for just like a traditional denture. We will provide specific instructions and recommend the best products for denture care.
Schedule a Dental Implants Consultation Today
You don't have to live with missing teeth or loose dentures any longer. If you are ready to experience the many benefits of this landmark restorative dentistry treatment, please contact our office today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Sood.