Dental Implants Fredericksburg, Virginia
Tooth loss, as an adult, whether is be from an accident or disease, can be extremely debilitating. Missing teeth can lead to a variety of issues from the inability to effectively chew your food to the loss of self-esteem. To avoid the myriad of problems associated with tooth loss many patients turn to dental implants. Here at Fredericksburg Family Dentistry we are proud to be able to restore and create beautiful smiles, providing our patients with the confidence they deserve.
What are Dental Implants?
The dental implant simply replaces your natural tooth root. The root of the tooth is responsible for firmly establishing the natural tooth in the oral cavity. All tooth replacement options, with the exception of dental implants, fail to protect the integrity of the surrounding jawbone. Without your natural tooth or an implant, the bone continues to diminish in the area of the tooth loss. Continued bone loss can lead to the deterioration of adjacent teeth, and change in facial structure and features.
Dental implants not only preserve and stimulate the surrounding bone but they also provide the platform for the dental crown, thereby restoring your smile. The dental implant (multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary) is positioned directly into the bone, where it will integrate with the bone tissue to give greater stability to the implanted tooth. After approximately four months the implant(s) will be ready to be restored. Depending on your specific needs this can be a single crown, an implant supported bridge, or an implant supported denture.
Dental Implant Surgery
You are a potential candidate for dental implant surgery if you are in good overall health, and you have a stable jawbone. Our dentist asks questions about the medical history of the patient before performing dental implant surgery, as certain chronic and uncontrollable health conditions interfere with the healing after surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why do people choose Dental Implants?
Dental Implants is effective means of replacing a missing tooth.It is placed immediately after a tooth extraction.To evaluate the dental implant procedure visit Dr. Farah and Najaf dental clinic.
What will happen without implant treatment?
Your jawbone may begin to shrink from lack of stimulation. Losing your teeth might affect your smile and also change the shape of your face, which causing you to look prematurely aged.
Am I a right candidate for dental implants?
The implants need the bone in your jaw to support it, you must have healthy gum tissues that are free from periodontal/gum disease. If you are missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease or decay, you may be a right candidate for implant treatment.
will anyone notices that I have dental implants?
No, Dental Implants are made to fit your teeth it actually looks like natural teeth. Their shape, color, and size are specialized in order to look completely natural in your mouth.It also feels completely natural in your mouth, the only thing people will notice is how great your smile looks after dental implants procedure.
How long it might take?
The process takes several steps, and the treatment period varies between patients.Therefore it may last several months, however, in some cases, implants can be placed and restored immediately.
How much does Dental Implant cost?
The cost of the dental implant depends on the number of missing teeth need to be replaced. Visit our dental office to consult Dr. Najafe you will have an estimated cost. However, the implant is more cost effective than other treatments such as bridges, dentures.
Are Dental Implants covered by Dental Insurance?
The concern for the dental implant cost is understandable. Most of the dental insurances do not cover implant treatment and even if covers but with lower insurance coverage. There is no need to worry we offer affordable treatment. Call our office and learn more.
How long does a Dental Implant Last?
The patient often wonders how long the dental implant last. The short answer is, it is long lasting. With effective care and maintenance and excellent dental hygiene may last anywhere from 10 years to a lifetime. Implant located in the mouth is also a factor for longevity.
How painful is a Dental Implant?
There is a little discomfort involved in the procedure. However, the patient experience less pain as local anesthesia is used during the procedure. After the implant is being done to counter the pain, medication is provided and you will be ready for your daily routine works.
Are dental implants safe and are like real teeth?
Implants are intended to replace the missing tooth/teeth and to be eligible for safe implant you should have healthy bone, sufficient bone density and cavity free. It looks like natural teeth as the crown placed on the top of implant matches to the color of adjacent teeth due to the light reflection property similar to your real teeth. The functioning of the implant tooth is similar to the natural tooth.
Is it difficult to take care of dental implant?
A dental implant is like a real tooth/teeth and is advised to take care as your natural teeth like keeping up with regular oral hygiene, brushing and flossing. To protect the implant, it is advised to wear a bite guard at night.