If you're missing permanent teeth and feel self-conscious, turn to Narjes Abtahi, DDS, at Your Community Smile in Lansdowne, Virginia. Her expert team offers dental implants to perfect your smile and give you a full set of teeth. Schedule an appointment with Your Community Smile by phone or request one online to find out if dental implants are right for you.
Dental implants are made of titanium and serve as artificial tooth roots. They support prosthetic teeth, such as crowns, bridges, or dentures, to give you a beautiful set of full teeth. During the procedure, your dentist implants the posts into your jawbone.
Some of the benefits you can reap after getting dental implants at Your Community Smile include:
Dental implants feel, function, and appear just like natural teeth. They are sturdy and long-lasting.
To be a good candidate for dental implants, you must be in good overall health. Dr. Abtahi reviews your dental history, examines your teeth and gums, and takes dental X-rays. If you have tooth decay, gum disease, or require tooth extraction, she offers treatments at Your Community Smile.
You must have enough jawbone density to support dental implants or be willing to receive bone grafting prior to the procedure. The process of getting dental implants can take several months. Dr. Abtahi lets you know what to expect and discusses your desired outcome.
When you arrive for dental implant placement, you rest in a comfortable dental chair in a relaxing room. Dr. Abtahi and her team numb your mouth, so you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. Using surgical techniques, she inserts dental implants in your jaw. Follow all post-surgical instructions after the procedure.
After several months of healing, you come back for another appointment. Dr. Abtahi places connector posts, also known as abutments, on each implant and digitally scans your teeth. A dental lab uses the scans to create custom-fit crowns, bridges, or dentures.
When your new teeth are ready, Dr. Abtahi attaches them to the titanium implants, where they can remain for a lifetime when cared for properly.
To properly care for your new implants, make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss daily. Don’t chew on ice, hard candy, or other hard objects. If you grind your teeth, Dr. Abtahi creates a tailor-made night guard to protect your teeth.
See the Your Community Smile team every six months for routine dental cleanings and exams, and call the office if your implants get damaged.
Don’t live with missing permanent teeth. Schedule a consultation with Your Community Smile by calling the office or booking one online today.