Your Practice for Dental Implants in Fairfax
Missing or severely damaged teeth can cause big impacts on your daily life from a health and cosmetic standpoint. If you've recently experienced trauma that's damaged your tooth or missing one or multiple teeth for some time, the dental implant services at Fairfax Complete Dental are a great option for completing your smile.
Our team is dedicated to your comfort and convenience across all the treatments we provide, and our dental implant services are no exception. We have invested in advanced technology that makes your treatments more precise and maximizes the longevity of your results. From extensive pretreatment options to computer-guided surgery and an exhaustive list of restorative options, our team strives to give you comprehensive care under one roof.
We look forward to meeting you and assessing your needs to help you regain good oral health and function. Contact us today at our Fairfax office for dental implant services that complete your smile!
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic replacements for teeth. They consist of three parts that provide exceptional durability, functionality, and longevity and improve the cosmetic appeal of your smile. The three components of a dental implant are:
The Post: Dental implant posts are small cylindrical pieces of body-safe metal, like titanium or a titanium alloy, implanted and fused to your jawbone. These posts serve as the base for your replacement tooth.
The Abutment: Abutments are placed on top of the dental implant post and interface with the gum tissue, ready for a restorative, prosthetic tooth to be placed. This piece helps create a comfortable feel and a secure fit for your dental restoration.
The Restoration: Restorations are specially crafted, tooth-shaped dental appliances of various materials like porcelain or zirconium. Their design and appearance depend on your specific needs and the position of your implant. These natural-looking prosthetic teeth fit seamlessly in your smile and can fulfill several needs, from replacing a single tooth to a complete arch of teeth.
Our Dental Implant Restoration Process
After examining your needs and determining that dental implants are the right options to treat your missing or compromised teeth, we'll begin completing your smile. Our skilled dentist uses advanced technology like precision CBCT scans and computer-guided surgery to place implant posts in optimal positions. Your treatment plan afterwards will depend on the restoration we're providing. Our team is prepared to restore your implants with:
Certain procedures like All-on-4® will involve placing your permanent denture at the same appointment as your implants. In other procedures, your jaw must heal before we place the final restoration. Our dentist will keep you informed about all of the particulars regarding your treatment plan so you know what to expect.
Providing Implant-Supported Dentures With All-on-4®
All-on-4 is a revolutionary process for placing dental implants that uses only four precisely placed and angled implant posts to support full dentures. The All-on-4 method is desirable because placing dentures on four posts, rather than six or eight, is less invasive and can often reduce recovery times. Our dentist will have to qualify you for this process and will use a specific exam to make sure your jaw is healthy enough to support dentures using this process.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Dental implants are exceptionally versatile and can treat a variety of scenarios where teeth have been lost or require extraction. In general, dental implants are great for most adults. However, it is a surgical process, and we'll thoroughly examine you to determine if you're in good enough oral and overall health to recover from the procedure successfully. Some of the key aspects we'll be looking at to determine if you're a good candidate include:
- Being in good overall health
- Having a healthy jawbone
- Having healthy gums
- No tobacco use
- Being free from pre-existing conditions like bone cancer, thyroid problems, arthritis, or diabetes
Our dentist will perform a thorough oral examination to determine if dental implants are an effective treatment option for you. Our goal is to preserve natural tooth structure whenever possible, so we go into great detail when evaluating your problem tooth. If you need extractions or pretreatments like bone grafts to prepare your jaw for implants, we offer them at our practice, eliminating the need to go to additional specialists.
Discover Excellent Dental Implant Services in Fairfax
At Fairfax Complete Dental, we love what we do. Being able to provide patients with renewed oral function and self-confidence with a beautiful smile is something we truly value. Our friendly team will be there for you every step of the way and always emphasize answering your questions and addressing your concerns so you're confident about your care. Contact our practice and learn how our skilled dentist can complete your smile and get you back to good oral health with dental implants in Fairfax.
CALL US: (703) 385-6960 REQUEST APPOINTMENT