One of the most popular tooth replacement options is dental implants due to their versatility, longevity, and effectiveness. Whether you’ve lost one or several teeth due to infection, decay, injury, or some other reason, dental implants can help restore and protect your smile. Dr. Datta Malyavantham in Sterling, VA is affiliated with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, among several professional organizations, and has many years of experience performing dental implant surgery in his Ridgetop Dental practice.
What is a Dental Implant?
Dental implants are metal posts embedded in the jawbone that mimic the natural design and function of natural teeth. The implant is surgically placed in the jaw bone and anchors prosthetic teeth in place. One single dental implant can replace one missing tooth, or several implants can secure a denture for a full arch of missing teeth.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
Dental implants are the most natural way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants provide patients with many advantages over traditional missing tooth replacement options. Implants help stabilize bone tissue, prevent facial regression and reduce the risk of gum disease and additional tooth loss. Dental implants support a natural bite and allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction.
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 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 today.