Implant Dentistry

A Dental Implant procedure is considerably the best solution for tooth loss caused by poor dental hygiene, gum disease, mouth trauma or tooth decay. And Dr. Ghannam and Dr. Annoni, at Artisan Dental Burke, VA and Chevy Chase, MD are always ready to perform the most efficient dental implant procedures to give you the permanent solution for your tooth loss.
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What are Dental Implants and how is the procedure done?
Dental Implants refer to replacement roots placed in the gums that will serve as the foundation for your fixed or temporary replacement tooth.
The first step in the dental implant procedure is to prepare a strong and solid foundation for the replacement tooth. A
titanium screw is surgically inserted to the jawbone which will take around 3 to 6 months for osseointegration. This is the process wherein the titanium screw fuses with the jawbone.
When osseointegration has successfully taken place, the dentist will open the gum tissue on top of the titanium screw and place a small abutment or post onto it. The gum tissue surrounding the dental post is then given time to fully heal. Once the gums have healed, the custom-made porcelain crown is then attached to the dental post. This will then complete the entire dental implant procedure.
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What are the advantages of having dental implants?
  • As compared to dental bridges and dentures, dental implants are permanent and are considerably more convenient. In addition, it will save you from the embarrassment of your dentures accidentally falling off.
  • A dental implant has a more solid foundation. It is like having a natural tooth again. You can chew and enjoy the foods you were once deprived of due to your missing tooth or teeth.
  • Dental implants are placed directly to the jawbone and do not rely for support on the adjacent teeth. It does not affect nor will it cause damage to the neighboring teeth – nor will it result to any gum line irritation as well.
  • Having dental implants can boost your confidence. With it, you’ll have improved speech – and you’ll feel good when talking and smiling to other people. In other words, having dental implants will feel like having brand new natural teeth – and you will never feel embarrassed again because of missing or decayed teeth.
Hence, if you want to have that brand new smile and a successful dental implant procedure that will guarantee you no hassles or problems – then give us a call at Artisan Dental. We are always willing to lend everybody a hand and we will never hesitate to provide you with all the help that you may need.