Implant Dentistry

Implant Dentistry Treatment Alexandria

A Tooth Replacement Treatment that Feels Like Real Teeth

One of the biggest struggles people experience when they have missing teeth is finding a treatment that looks and feels natural. There are many tooth replacement options available, but in most circumstances, dental implants offer a superior alternative to traditional bridges and removable dentures.

Some of the benefits of dental implants our Braddock Dental patients enjoy:

  • Implants do not get cavities
  • There’s no need to drill the neighboring teeth
  • Implants have one of the highest success rates in all of medicine
  • Implants can be brushed and flossed easily just like your natural teeth
  • Implants actually help to prevent bone loss in your jaws
  • They can hold dentures in more securely so you can smile and eat confidently

Many dentists advertise dental implants, but very few of them provide start-to-finish therapy in their offices. Geoffrey Caligan, DMD has advanced training in the specialty service of implant placement and related services that allows us to provide the entire treatment right here in our Alexandria dental office.

Implant Placement

The surgical placement of a dental implant is the most important part of your treatment. The implant serves as your replacement root. When placed properly, titanium implants have a 97% success rate and can stay in place for a lifetime. For several weeks after placement, new bone forms around the root so that we can deliver a permanent restoration such as a crown, bridge, or full denture.

Bone Graft

You might have been told that you weren’t a candidate for dental implants because you don’t have enough healthy bone. Thankfully, bone grafting is a surgical procedure that encourages new bone to develop in the area where the implant will be placed. So even if you’ve been told no before, we may be able to help.

Implant Crowns and Bridges

When one or a few teeth are missing, implants can support individual porcelain crowns or even multiple-tooth bridges. Each crown or bridge is designed to look and feel just like your natural teeth! Although nothing is quite the same as your real teeth, implants are the next best thing.

Implant-Retained Dentures

Does your denture move every time you eat, or even worse… when you talk? Implants can be a great way to stabilize your denture and provide a dramatic improvement in function and your comfort. With the addition of a couple implants, your denture will now snap securely into place. By adding more implants, it may even be possible to replace your denture with one that does not move at all.

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