Do you need to replace one or more teeth?
Dental implants may be the right solution for your smile. At Brighter Smile Family Dentistry & Orthodontics, we offer full-service dental implants for patients with missing teeth. 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 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 care you need. Our team works with our patients on an individual basis to build a comprehensive treatment plan that is right for their smile. If you would like to explore your options for missing teeth and determine if dental implants are right for you, visit our Sterling, VA dental office.
What Are 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 the natural teeth. With implants, a person who has lost one or more teeth can chew and speak confidently again. When a tooth is lost, the bone underneath the tooth begins to deteriorate. This can affect a person’s ability to chew, 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.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
There are several factors that may determine if dental implants are right for you. Dr. Kavianpour and our team will assess the condition of your teeth, bone, and gums to determine if dental implants 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: A small amount of bone structure is taken and placed into your jawbone to improves its strength and durability. This also allows for the implant to fuse with your jawbone during the healing phase properly.
Sinus lift: This procedure is designed to add more bone to the upper jaw. The bone is placed 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.
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 the gum
- 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 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 feelingly 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 are known to improve patients’ speech, ability to eat and chew, and confidence in their smile. 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.
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.
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 571.266.0255 or request an appointment online.