If you are missing teeth, you may be a candidate for dental implants in Alexandria, Virginia. Dental implants are replacements for your missing teeth, and they are designed to look, feel, and function like natural teeth so as to restore and improve your oral health and function, and the appearance of your smile.
Dental implants can replace one, several, or all of your missing teeth, providing permanent stability for your smile. The dental implant post, which is surgically placed in the jawbone, is a titanium screw that bonds with the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration. Once this process is complete, we will place the implant restoration, which is often a dental crown or bridge, atop the post to complete your dental implant. We will help you select the proper, custom-made dental restoration to complete your smile and fulfill your dental needs. With proper care, your dental implant can last several years to a lifetime.
At McQuiston Dental, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible treatment options and care. In addition to providing traditional dental implant procedures, we are happy to now offer guided implant surgery! By utilizing advanced dental technology, our dentist and team can more precisely place your implant post and provide immediate-load implants. This means that you can have your procedure completed in one or two visits, instead of having to wait several months. For more information, please visit our guided implant surgery page.
Implants are often considered the ideal option for replacing your missing teeth, as they are designed to replace the entire tooth and not just the crown. This means that in addition to restoring your smile and your ability to chew and speak normally, they will also promote your long-term oral health by stimulating your supporting jaw bone to keep it strong and healthy, ensuring the stability of your teeth.
Almost everyone is a candidate for implant dentistry. In fact, as long as your teeth and gums are healthy you should be able to receive an implant without any difficulty. If you have tooth decay, gum disease or another pre-existing condition our dentist will need to provide treatment for that condition before you can receive an implant. Similarly, if you lost your tooth or teeth some time ago you may also need a bone grafting treatment before you can receive an implant. Our dentist will examine your mouth and supporting oral structures thoroughly during your initial consultation to determine if any additional treatments will be needed before you can receive a dental implant.
Because dental implants are designed to look, feel, and function like a missing tooth, they are a great option to treat tooth loss. We invite you to contact our practice today at 703-354-0111 to schedule your appointment with our skilled dentist and learn more about the benefits of dental implants.