Do you need to replace one or more lost teeth?
Dental implants may be the right solution to replace missing teeth for your smile. At Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer full-service dental implants for patients with missing teeth, severely damaged teeth, and other dental issues. Implants can help restore beauty, function, and health to those with one or more missing teeth.
Dr. Zahra Kavianpour is a highly trained dentist in Sterling, VA, who offers personalized restorative solutions for patients with complex dental problems. Whether you need to replace one tooth or need to undergo full mouth rehabilitation, Dr. Kavianpour can deliver the gentle dental care you desire.
Our team works with our patients on an individual basis to build a comprehensive treatment plan that is right for their smile. Read on to learn more if you would like to explore your options for missing teeth with dental implants. Our cosmetic dentist in our Sterling, VA dental office can determine if dental implants are right for you with a thorough dental exam.
About Dental Implants
The purpose of a dental implant is to provide a stable foundation for a tooth replacement solution that looks, feels, and functions like natural teeth. After implant dentistry, a person who has lost one or more teeth can chew and speak confidently again.
When a tooth is lost, the jaw bone underneath the tooth begins to deteriorate. This can affect a person’s ability to chew, and speak, and may even affect the appearance of their face.
Dental implants are strategically placed into the healthy jawbone. Once they are placed, they will take 3-6 months to fuse with the jawbone fully.
After the implants fuse, they are topped with an abutment and a custom-made dental restoration. Depending on the number and location of missing teeth, dental implants can secure a dental bridge, denture, or dental crown.
Types of Dental Implants
These are the different types of implants Dr. Kavianpour could recommend to you.
- Endosteal Implants
- Subperiosteal Implants
- Single Tooth Implants
- All-on-4 dental implants
- 3-on-6 implant
- Implant Overdentures
- Implant-supported bridges
The type of dental implant you will need depends on your situation. Dr. Zahra Kavianpour will evaluate your oral health to make appropriate recommendations. She has decades of experience providing implants to patients in Sterling and surrounding communities.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
There are several factors that may determine if dental implants are right for you. Dr. Kavianpour and our dental practice team will assess the condition of your teeth, bone, and gums to determine if dental implant placement is right for you. In addition, we will also consider these key factors to assess your candidacy for implants:
- The health of your gum tissue
- The location of your sinuses and nerves
- Your overall health
- The condition and health of your jawbone
Preparing For Dental Implants
In some cases, our team may be able to prepare the implant site for dental implants to improve the chance of successful implant placement.
Bone grafting: The surgeon takes a small amount of bone structure and places it into your jawbone to improve its strength and durability. This also allows for the implant to fuse with your jawbone during the healing phase properly.
Sinus lift: This procedure adds more bone to the upper jaw. The surgeon places the bone between the maxillary sinuses and your jaw. A sinus lift is recommended when there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw.
Tooth extraction: If damaged teeth can not be saved, they may need to be extracted and replaced with dental implants. We can perform a full mouth reconstruction in this case.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants can be an effective and comfortable solution for tooth loss. Dr. Kavianpour and her associates work with each of our patients on an individual basis to determine if dental implant treatment is right for them.
If dental implants are right for you, you can expect to experience these key benefits:
- Improved oral health
- A comfortable solution for tooth loss
- Preserves healthy bone in the jaw
- Protects gum health
- Can help combat the effects of facial sagging due to bone loss in the jaw
- Can help prevent further tooth loss
- Improved dental function
- Provides a long-lasting solution for tooth loss
- Look, feels, and functions just like the natural teeth
- Improved speech
Dental implants have one of the highest patient success rates among patients who are missing one or more teeth. Dr. Kavianpour and our team at Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics offer full-service dental implants for those in need.
Whether you want to replace one tooth or a full mouth of teeth, our team offers the technology, experience, and service needed to transform your smile.
Dental Implants FAQs
How painful is it to get dental implants?
Most patients do not report feeling pain when getting dental implants. Sedation is used so most of the time patients only feel pressure. There are no nerves where drilling is performed so patients should not feel pain. After the procedure patients may feel soreness, and discomfort for a few days but it typically only lasts a few days.
Do dental implants work like real teeth?
Dental implants look, function, and feel like your real teeth. They improve patients’ speech, ability to eat and chew, and confidence in their smiles. Dental implants are like getting a new functioning smile.
How long does a dental implant last?
Dental implants can last a long time with proper care. The implant screw may last a lifetime, but the implants typically begin to become worn down after 10 to 15 years, although some may last longer. When they become worn down most patients just have them replaced.
What should I do to prepare for my implant treatment?
To make the day of implant surgery go smoothly, it is best to have everything planned out and ready to go. Start by filling any prescriptions so you are doing it on the way home from surgery. The most important thing is to have a reliable ride to and from your appointment. Also, make sure someone can stay with your for about 24 hours to help you care for yourself. Avoid eating and drinking anything after midnight, however you can take your medications as directed with a little bit of water. Wear comfortable clothing to the appointment as it is unlikely that you will change for a few hours after you get home. Your dentist will give you any further specific directions.
Full-Service Dental Implants in Sterling, VA
In order to determine the appropriate placement of dental implants, our team will need to assess the condition of your gums, teeth, and bone structure. Our office utilizes advanced dental technology to aid in the placement, planning, and restoration of dental implants in Sterling, VA.
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Additional Dental Implant FAQs
- The Dental Implant Process
- Denture Implants
- Implant Supported Crown
- Implant Supported Bridge
If you are missing one or more teeth, visit Dr. Kavianpour and the trusted team at Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics. To schedule dental implant consultation, call a dentist near you at 703.444.3412 or request an appointment online. We serve patients in Sterling, Reston, Herndon, Oak Grove, Potomac Falls, Moorefield Station, and all of Northern Virginia.