Have you lost a tooth due to decay, infection, injury, or some other reason? Have you considered tooth replacement options but aren’t sure about which one is right for you? Dental implants are one of many tooth replacement options, and people often have questions about who can benefit from them.
Dr. Datta Malyavantham is a Sterling, VA dentist who is affiliated with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, among several other professional organizations, and has many years of experience performing dental implant surgery in his Ridgetop Dental practice.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw. A false tooth, called a crown, is attached to the implant to give the appearance and functionality of a natural tooth. A single implant can be used to replace one missing tooth, or several implants can secure a denture for a full arch of missing teeth.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
For many people, dental implants are the best and most natural way to replace missing teeth. Implants provide many advantages over traditional options like bridges or removable dentures. Implants stabilize the jaw, prevent facial regression, and even reduce the risk of gum disease and additional tooth loss. They also support a natural bite and function just like your natural teeth — no one would know about your implants unless you told them.
People with missing teeth are potential candidates for dental implants. If you’ve lost a tooth after extensive decay due to periodontal disease, you will be left with an empty space in your mouth. More than a cosmetic concern, an empty space in the mouth can cause further tooth decay and bone loss. Implants help stabilize the tissue more than other tooth replacement options.
Where to Find Dental Implant Treatment
You need an experienced, highly-trained dentist to perform the dental implant procedure, which is why Dr. Datta wants you to consider Ridgetop Dental in Sterling, VA for dental implants. Dr. Datta believes in empowering his patients to own their oral health and have the smile of their dreams. To see if Dr. Datta would be a good fit to perform your dental implant procedure, schedule a consultation online or call 703-520-7410 today.