If you’d like to know more about dental implants, you’ve come to the right place. A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically positioned in the jaw to replace the root structure of a missing tooth. The implant fuses to the bone, and once this occurs a crown for the implant can be made by your dentist which replaces the visible chewing portion of the tooth.
When you have had a tooth extracted, or lost it through some other means, it is important to replace that tooth as soon as possible to help prevent bone or gum tissue loss. Dental implants are considered the standard of care in dentistry to replace missing teeth, because they stimulate bone and function in a similar way to natural teeth. Other options for tooth replacement such as bridges and removable dentures can have a negative impact on the bone and adjacent teeth, whereas dental implants avoid these negative consequences, and actually improve bone mass.
There are many ways implants can be used to improve your function. Dental implants can be used to either replace single teeth or can act as anchors to support larger dental prostheses if you are missing multiple teeth. Our doctors will help you come up with the best treatment option for your particular situation.
When you chose to have dental implant surgery, it is important to have a well -trained surgeon to perform your surgery. At Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, our surgeons Drs. Buhm, Dorsch, and Vandervort have placed thousands of dental implants. They have the surgical experience and training that you should trust when having dental implant surgery.
If you would like to consult with our doctors, call our helpful team at Loudoun Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Ashburn and Leesburg, Virginia. Phone: 703-729-8700. We would love to see you!