Long Term Benefits of Implants

By Charles L. Sours, Jr. D.D.S.
February 24, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Implants  

When you lose a permanent tooth, the consequences are severe and can have a negative impact - emotionally, mentally, and physically. Fortunately, Dr. Charles L. Sours, Jr., offers a wide variety of cosmetic and restorative services in his Woodbridge, VA, dental office to correct these problems. If your teeth, gums, or smile as a whole could benefit from a makeover, consider dental implants as a long-lasting, durable treatment option. They fill in the gaps, improve your appearance, and are the closest selection to natural teeth.

What is a Dental Implant?

The structure of a dental implant includes a titanium screw, abutment, and porcelain crown. Dentists often use them to replace one tooth, multiple, or to support a prosthesis, such as a bridge or a denture. There are many different types of dental implants that our dentist may suggest depending on your specific needs.

Long Term Benefits of Dental Implants

These artificial tooth roots are a popular choice and a permanent solution for a natural look and a comfortable fit. With proper oral care and maintenance from Dr. Sours, they can last a lifetime. Because they are designed to function and feel like real teeth, you'll have a renewed sense of self-esteem in social situations, and the ability to enjoy crunchy foods once again. Other advantages of dental implants include:

  • Preserved jawbone
  • Improved facial features
  • Clear speech from closed gaps
  • Restored alignment and bite

What to Expect from Treatment

Dental implants come in various types, different shapes, and heights. They also have a very high success rate. Placing your implant requires a few visits to our Woodbridge, VA, dental office, where Dr. Sours will perform a minimally-invasive procedure that involves surgically implanting the titanium post into the jawbone. Once this is complete, the area heals for months while they fuse. During your second appointment, the dentist places your permanent crown, providing a strengthened bite and a rejuvenated smile.

Millions of Americans are missing teeth. If you are one of them, stop suffering from embarrassment, shame, and discomfort. Visit Dr. Sours to discuss how dental implants can improve the condition of your oral health in addition to enhancing your aesthetic appearance and boosting your confidence. To learn more about dental implants and other services provided at our Woodbridge, VA, dental office, visit our website. For appointment scheduling, please call (703) 491-2131.