5812 Mapledale Plaza

Woodbridge, VA 22193

(703) 580-9900

The Pros of Dental Implants

Are dental implants the restoration you’ve been looking for to replace missing teeth?

From gum disease to decay to traumatic injuries, there are many reasons why someone may lose one or more permanent teeth. Unfortunately this is more common for adults then our Woodbridge, VA, dentists would like to see. According to the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, about one in four adults lose all their permanent teeth by the time they turn 74.

Before dental implants came to be, the two ways to replace teeth were dentures or dental bridges. They offered some benefits and closed up those embarrassing gaps and made it easier to bite and chew food; however, dental implants have offered our adult patients missing one, several or even all of their teeth the ability to get a natural-looking smile back.

The implant, a miniature titanium screw, is placed into the jawbone where it replaces the tooth roots and supports everything from a dental crown to a full set of dentures (depending on how many teeth need to be replaced).

Getting dental implants in Woodbridge, VA, offers a wide range of benefits:

  • A durable false tooth that functions and feels just like a real tooth. With the proper care this restoration could last the rest of your life.
  • A tooth that is easy to care for and maintain (implants don’t require special care, just brush and floss them like regular teeth)
  • A restoration that can’t develop cavities
  • Restored chewing, biting and speaking, which also aids in better digestion
  • Preservation of the jawbone and the prevention of bone loss
  • Support for the facial muscles and preventing changes in the facial structure caused by untreated tooth loss
  • Preventing teeth from shifting into open gaps in your smile, which can lead to crooked teeth and other alignment issues

Dental implants offer a very high success rate of up to 98 percent for healthy individuals who are good candidates for dental implants.

What makes someone a good candidate for dental implants?

There are many people dealing with tooth loss that can benefit from getting dental implants. Certain factors that could affect your candidacy include:

  • Your general health
  • Your oral health
  • Certain habits such as smoking
  • Pre-existing health problems
  • Your oral hygiene
  • Your age
  • The extent of your bone loss
  • Being pregnant or planning on becoming pregnant

Mapledale Family Dentistry in Woodbridge, VA, can provide you with the restorative dentistry you need to replace your missing teeth and to restore your confidence. Want to find out whether dental implants are right for you? Then call our office today at (703) 580-9900 to schedule a no-risk consultation.

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