Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Missing teeth can have a harsh impact on your self-esteem and make you hesitant to smile. When you have missing teeth, dental implants provide a comfortable way to replace them with natural-looking, artificial teeth. The team at Robert C. Dost Associates in Woodbridge, VA, can help you restore your smile.

Dental Implants Q &A

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What are dental implants?

Dental implants are posts that go inside your jawbone, fuse with it, and securely hold artificial teeth in place. Dental implants are typically made from titanium, which is a safe material for many people. If you’re looking for an alternative to dentures or other tooth replacement options, our dental team can help you determine if dental implants are the best choice for you.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

When you have dental implants, you don’t have to worry about them slipping out of place, falling out, or causing problems with eating or talking. These implants  give you replacement teeth that look as natural as possible, which gives you more confidence and an improved smile. Dental implants also provide you with a higher degree of comfort than dentures, bridges, and other tooth replacement options.

Am I a suitable candidate for dental implants?

You can have dental implants as long as you aren’t allergic to titanium and have enough jawbone to support the implants. If you don’t have enough jawbone, you might need to have bone grafts or other methods of bone augmentation to correct this before getting dental implants. The dentists at Dr. Robert C. Dost & Associates can determine if you have an adequate amount of jawbone for the procedure.

What can I expect from the dental implant process?

When you get dental implants, don’t expect it to be a quick procedure. In fact, the entire process takes several weeks or even months!

Dr. Dost. or Dr. Kara will begin the treatment by inserting a dental implant into your jawbone. After this, you’ll need to wait for your jawbone to heal and fuse with the implant before moving onto the next step. Once your jawbone heals, one of the dentists will place a connector on the implant to hold your artificial tooth in place.

How do I care for dental implants?

You don’t have to do anything special in order to care for your dental implants. Just brush your artificial teeth regularly and have routine cleanings and exams done. If you do have any problems with your artificial teeth, Dr. Robert C. Dost & Associates can fix or replace the artificial tooth as needed.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Robert C. Dost & Associates.

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