Are you ready to fill the gaps in your smile? Dental implants offered by your Alexandria, VA, dentist, Dr. Moutaz Abdeen of Alexandria Smiles Dentistry, offer the ideal solution. Pairing implants with dental crowns creates brand new synthetic teeth that function just like natural teeth.
No other replacement option restores tooth roots and crowns
Your tooth roots give you the power you need to bite and chew foods that are hard, sticky, and tough with ease. If only the tops, or crowns, of the teeth are replaced, you may lose some biting power. Fortunately, that's not a concern with dental implants.
Tiny titanium posts, commonly called implants, are placed in your mouth during minor oral surgery in Alexandria. The posts become artificial tooth roots and soon begin to bond to your jawbone. Bonding is essential, as it ensures that your new roots are firmly attached to the bone. Newly bonded implants are topped with dental crowns that improve your appearance and allow you to chew.
Restoring lost roots helps you avoid resorption, a condition that occurs when your jawbone begins to shrink. Your roots constantly press on your jawbone and help keep it healthy and strong. If your roots aren't replaced after tooth loss, your jawbone may slowly begin to shrink. As it shrinks, other teeth may loosen, and the bone may not be able to adequately support the muscles in the lower part of your face.
Dental implants offer a long-lasting restoration option
Most people will never need to replace their dental implants. Thanks to the unique bone-bonding capability of titanium, your new roots become a permanent part of your jawbone. Brushing and flossing your teeth daily will keep your dental implants healthy and prevent infections that could loosen the implants.
Implants can be less costly in the long run
Comparing lifetime costs of all of the restoration methods that you're considering can help you decide on the most cost-effective option. Consider how often you'll need to replace restorations and how much each replacement will cost. You'll probably discover that your lifetime costs are fairly low with dental implants. In fact, you'll only need to replace your crowns occasionally due to normal wear and tear.
Complete your smile with dental implants and crowns! Call your dentist in Alexandria, VA, Dr. Abdeen of Alexandria Smiles Dentistry, at (703) 671-0626 to make your appointment.