If you have a missing tooth or teeth, Shahrokh Soltani, DMD, can fill the hole in your smile and restore function to your mouth with a high-quality dental implant. This reconstructive 3D-assisted treatment provides a more permanent solution than dentures or bridges by effectively replacing your missing tooth root. If you live near Northern Virginia and are interested in what a dental implant can do for you, schedule an appointment at Dental NV in Sterling, Virginia, to learn more about this game-changing oral treatment. You can book your visit by phone or online.
Dental implants are tiny titanium posts that are surgically implanted in your jawbone and replicate the entire structure of a missing tooth. Dr. Soltani attaches a customized crown or bridge to your dental implant for optimal function and appearance.
Because implants are permanent fixtures in your mouth, they won’t slip or shift like dentures tend to. They can help improve your normal speech and chewing capabilities while looking and feeling completely natural.
Dental implants also help to keep the structure of your jaw intact. Over time, missing teeth can lead to bone loss in your jaw, which can lead to a sunken appearance in your face.
Before starting the procedure, Dr. Soltani uses 3D technology to get a good impression of what the inside of your mouth looks like. Then, he numbs your gums and the surrounding tissue with a local anesthetic, then makes a small incision in your gum and drills a small hole in your jawbone. He places the implant in the hole, stitches up your gum, and sends you home to heal.
Over the next six weeks to a few months, your bone and gum will heal, fusing to the implant in the process. Once the implant has fused and your tissues have healed, Dr. Soltani affixes a crown on top of the post to replicate a natural tooth.
You need to have healthy gums and enough bone material to support the implant. You need to also be free of gum disease and stay committed to practicing good oral hygiene.
Implants are an excellent solution for people who want to replace missing teeth but can’t tolerate ordinary bridges or dentures due to discomfort, sore spots, gagging, or poor ridges.
Dr. Soltani and his staff will provide you with aftercare instructions immediately after your dental implant procedure. Following those instructions will help to minimize pain and facilitate healing.
Once your mouth heals, you can care for your implant just like you would the rest of your natural teeth. You can keep your implant healthy by brushing twice a day, flossing, and maintaining regular cleanings and checkups with Dr. Soltani.
Don’t wait any longer to make your smile whole again. Schedule your dental implant consultation today by calling the office or booking a visit online.