Nothing can replace the strength, durability, and chewing capacity of your natural teeth, but dental implants come very close. If you lose one or multiple teeth, and you want to preserve your jawbone, dental implants provide an excellent treatment option. The team at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry in Sterling, Virginia, regularly uses dental implants to restore their patients’ smiles and confidence. Request your consultation with Kourosh Kianpour, DDS, or Mojgan Partovi, DDS, today by calling the office or using the online booking tool.
Dental implants are replacement tooth roots that your dentist surgically implants into your jawbone. Once placed, your bone tissue grows around the implants, holding them firmly in place.
At PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, the team offers state-of-the-art, metal-free, all-ceramic implants. In addition to being more aesthetically pleasing than traditional implants, clinical research suggests that all-ceramic implants provide optimal osseointegration with your jaw bone, lowering your risk of infection or other complications.
Dental implants are safe and well-tolerated. However, to qualify to receive them, you must have healthy gum tissue and enough jaw bone to support them fully. If you’ve been diagnosed with a chronic condition such as high blood pressure or diabetes, make sure to share this information with your provider. These issues won’t necessarily disqualify you from receiving implants, but they can increase your risk of complications.
Dental implants present an array of benefits. For one, they’re much more durable and longer-lasting than traditional oral prosthetics. If you take good care of yours, they can last a lifetime. Dental implants:
Dental implants also provide an alternative to traditional dentures. If you’re tired of your dentures slipping and sliding around, or you hate having to soak them in a solution overnight, dental implants are worth considering.
Getting dental implants typically takes between 6 months and a year. At PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, the team partners with an implant surgeon who places your implants. Following surgery, your jawbone needs time to heal. The recovery process is different for everyone, but it takes at least 3-4 months and frequently longer.
Once your jaw bone grows around each implant, you return to the office, and your dentist takes molds of your existing teeth. Your dentist sends these molds to a laboratory that manufactures a series of crowns that match the color and shape of your natural teeth.
After 2-3 weeks, you return to the office, and your dentist carefully screws your new crowns onto each ceramic implant. Dental implants look so natural, only you and your dentist will know you’ve had any work done.
To learn more about restoring your smile with ceramic, metal-free dental implants, make an appointment at PK Cosmetic and Family Dentistry by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.