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If you have one or more missing teeth and need a replacement, our dentists can offer dental implants in Alexandria, Virginia, and for patients from Kingstowne and Franconia. These implants help restore the functionality of your mouth and the aesthetic beauty of your smile. Learn more by giving 3D Dental Care a call at 703-922-8440 or scheduling a consultation with Ahmed Kamal, DDS, or Leo J. Rosenthal, DDS.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are replacements for damaged or missing teeth. If you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth or even whole arches of teeth, dental implants are a great option to restore your smile. Dental implants include a titanium post that acts as a replacement tooth root and a custom-made restoration, whether that is a crown, denture or bridge.

Process for Placing Dental Implants

Our dentists and team will first examine your teeth and mouth to see if you are a good candidate for dental implants. If you are experiencing periodontal disease or tooth decay, or if your jawbone does not have enough density for an implant, you will likely require periodontal treatment or a bone graft before dental implant treatment begins.

When you are ready to undergo surgery, the biocompatible implant post will be inserted into your jawbone. This is what grants the dental implant its excellent stability. To allow time for the post and your jawbone to bond, you will usually need to wait about four to six weeks before the restoration can be placed.

After the healing period, our dentists can cap the post with the chosen restoration, allowing you to enjoy a complete smile again.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants restore and protect your oral health. When teeth are missing from your smile, your mouth is more vulnerable to infection and jawbone resorption. Dental implants help prevent gum disease and make your jawbone stronger.

Implants are anchored to your jawbone, so your dental implants work like natural teeth. This helps you to eat, speak and smile easily. Dental implants also have the look of natural teeth, restoring the appearance of your smile.

Dental implants are designed to last. The implant post is permanent, and when carefully cared for, dental implant restorations can last for 10 years before needing to be replaced.

Caring for Dental Implants

Dental implants replace your natural teeth, and they should be cared for like natural teeth. Practice good oral hygiene by brushing twice a day and flossing every day, and visit us for regular dental cleanings. To help your implants last, avoid chewing on fingernails or ice.

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Wondering if dental implants are a good choice for your smile? Contact us today to learn more and schedule a consultation with our dentists. We are here to help you throughout your dental journey, and we are excited to help you restore your smile!