Don’t let your spooky smile fit in with the Halloween decor this month! My dental office in Alexandria wants to help you say farewell to a dead or missing tooth thanks to the help of a dental implant… or implants if you’re missing more than one tooth. Implants are durable, natural looking, and can help take your smile from scary to stunning.
If a missing tooth or teeth is doing more harm than hurt to your smile, we may be able to help. After all, we want to boost your smile’s natural beauty to give you confidence and comfort. My Alexandria dental office can help show you how implant dentistry can make a missing or damaged tooth disappear.
First, an implant post constructed of titanium is inserted into the jawbone, helping to mimic the tooth roots and preventing bone loss. Titanium is a transition metal that is both exceptionally durable and very likely to be accepted by the body. Once placed, the post begins to integrate with the bone, creating a super-strong, permanent base. After it’s healed, a custom crown, bridge, or dentures are attached, creating a natural-looking, fully functional smile.
Dental implants can not only replace a missing tooth permanently and make your smile whole again, they can also help your mouth function properly. Missing teeth or damaged teeth don’t allow for full functionality of your chew forces, which can lead to other problems. When a tooth is not operating to its full capacity, or is missing altogether, other teeth will compensate – which can throw off your entire mouth’s system. Chewing patterns may change and lead to an imbalanced bite that could create even more problems like TMJ (jaw joint) pain.
Your Alexandria dentist knows best what will work for you and your teeth. It’s important that you address any oral health problems promptly to avoid even more issues in the future. Don’t hesitate to ask us about how implants may be the right solution to restore your smile to health and beauty.
Accepting new patients from Alexandria, Old Town, Del Ray, and Potomac Yard.