Tysons Elite Dental: Bahar Bahrami, DDS
General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Vienna, VA
Over 178 million Americans are missing a tooth or multiple teeth. If you’re one of them, let Bahar Bahrami, DDS, at Tysons Elite Dental in Vienna, Virginia, help by explaining the benefits of dental implants. As the premier tooth replacement option, implants are long-lasting and provide excellent support for natural-looking prosthetics. To better understand how implants work and to see if it’s the right option for you, set up a consultation by calling the office or scheduling an appointment online today.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are placed in your jawbone, creating a sturdy foundation to support restorations, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures. Implant-retained prosthetics teeth look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.
Oral surgery for dental implants is an involved process, though it’s not painful or overly complicated. The transformative results dental implants deliver are well worth the time and effort it takes to get them.
What is the process of getting dental implants?
Dr. Bahrami and the team at Tysons Elite Dental don’t actually perform oral surgery for dental implants. They can help you assess whether or not you’re an ideal candidate and then provide excellent referrals locally.
The team will evaluate your jawbone to make sure you have sufficient bone to support implants. If you don’t, they can offer other tooth replacement options, such as crowns or bridges.
If you opt for dental implants with a referral, the process requires at least two dental visits. You’ll likely schedule your oral surgery well in advance.
Your oral surgeon uses a special dental drill to carefully insert the implant directly into your jawbone. The procedure should be comfortable and straightforward.
After the implant procedure, your mouth needs time to heal and allow the implant to fuse to your jawbone so it can support replacement teeth.
Typically, the recovery takes at least several months. Once your jawbone has fully healed, you’ll have your permanent restoration placed onto your implant.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants offer a host of benefits for people with missing teeth, such as:
- Improved chewing, speech, and digestion
- Prevention of teeth shifting into empty spaces
- Curbing the effects of bone loss
- Restoration of lost facial volume
- Maintaining your mouth and jaw structure
It’s important to note that dental implants aren’t right for everyone. If you don’t have sufficient jawbone to support implants, you may need a separate grafting procedure to bolster your jawbone, or you can explore other restoration options.
How long do dental implants last?
In most cases, dental implants last you a lifetime. However, over time, as your mouth naturally changes, you may need to have minor adjustments performed on your implants. That’s why it’s important to maintain your regularly scheduled checkups and cleanings.
To find out more about how dental implants can benefit you, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.