Dental implants are implant-supported restorations that mimic the look, feel and function of natural teeth, providing a long-lasting solution for individuals seeking tooth replacement. Dental implants consist of a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone, serving as a sturdy foundation for replacement teeth and are designed to blend seamlessly with existing teeth, enhancing overall smile aesthetics.
Key Features and Advantages:
Dental implants offer numerous benefits, making them a preferred choice for tooth replacement.
- Stability: Implants fuse with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration, creating a secure and stable foundation.
- Durability: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime, eliminating the need for frequent replacements.
- Functional Restoration: Implants restore full chewing function, allowing individuals to enjoy a varied diet and maintain oral health.
- Preservation of Bone: Implants stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.
Dental Implant Procedure:
The dental implant process involves several stages to ensure successful integration and restoration.
- Consultation: Dr. John Han assesses your oral health and determines candidacy for dental implants.
- Implant Placement: A titanium post is surgically inserted into the jawbone, serving as an artificial tooth root.
- Healing Period: Over a few months, osseointegration occurs, during which the implant fuses with the bone.
- Restoration: Once the implant is fully integrated, a custom-made crown, bridge or denture is attached, completing the restoration.
Suitability and Long-Term Impact:
Dental implants are a versatile solution suitable for various tooth replacement scenarios.
- Single Tooth Replacement: Implants can replace individual missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth.
- Multiple Teeth Replacement: Implants can support bridges or dentures for replacing several missing teeth.
- Improved Quality of Life: Dental implants enhance speech, chewing ability and self-confidence, positively impacting daily life.
Missing a tooth? Call our office at 804-379-4483 and schedule a visit with our dentist and team to learn more about our dental implants in Midlothian, Virginia.
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