Reasons to Consider Dental Implants

By Charles L. Sours, Jr. D.D.S.
July 23, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: dental implants  

Dental ImplantsDental implants are a powerful dental tool which can truly turn your smile around. However, understanding the procedure, how it works, and what dental implants can do for you will help you make the most informed decision for your teeth replacement option. Find out more about dental implants and what they can do for you with Dr. Charles Sours in Woodbridge, VA.

What is a dental implant? 
Falling under the facets of both restorative and cosmetic dentistry, a dental implant can truly restore your smile and turn it into one that you feel proud to show off. An implant uses a surgical procedure to place the implant’s fixture, a screw-like titanium post, into the jawbone beneath the gum tissue. As it heals, the bone grows around the fixture, integrating it permanently into its structure and allowing it to act as the missing tooth’s root. An abutment connects the fixture to the customized prosthetic tooth which replaces the missing tooth itself.

How can a dental implant benefit my smile? 
Dental implants have numerous benefits and do more than just replace your missing tooth. A dental implant keeps the bone in your mouth adequately stimulated, keeping it healthy and preventing bone atrophy. Other teeth replacement options cannot do this as they lie on top of the gumline and have no way to stimulate the bone beneath. Implants function just like your natural teeth and can withstand daily activities, meaning you won't have to avoid certain foods just because you have an implant. Additionally, implants remain permanently in your mouth and do not require that you take them out to clean, soak, or scrub them. Simply perform your normal brushing and flossing daily routine.

Dental Implants in Woodbridge, VA
Dental implants can benefit almost anyone in various situations. A single implant can replace one missing tooth in your smile using one single implant. If you have several teeth missing in a row, an implant on either side of a bridge can replace them all with a single restoration. Even patients missing all their teeth can benefit from implants, which can hold an implant-supported permanent denture in place.

For more information on dental implants, please contact Dr. Charles Sours in Woodbridge, VA. Call (703) 491-2131 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sours today!