Losing a tooth can be embarrassing. Without proper replacement, it can also lead to other oral health issues — but we have a solution.
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to attach crowns, bridges, and dentures directly to the jawbone.
Thinking about dental implants? Here's why you should visit Smile Designer DDS in Arlington, VA, for your treatment.
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Which Dental Restoration Is Right for Me?
I'm Missing One Tooth
In this case, you may be a candidate for a dental crown. This covering will match your natural enamel, creating a seamless smile.
I'm Missing Two to Three Teeth
For larger spaces, implant-supported bridges can easily restore aesthetics and functionality. They don't impact your surrounding teeth, unlike traditional bridges.
I'm Missing All My Teeth
Whether you need a partial denture or a complete one, both can be anchored by a series of titanium dental implants.
Replace Your Missing Tooth At Smile Designer DDS
Our periodontist, Dr. Han, specializes in implant dentistry. If you're interested in a new smile, explore your candidacy at Smile Designer DDS in Arlington, VA. Our Ivy League-trained, board-certified dentists can provide advanced implant care in a modern, spa-like setting.
Take the first step towards treating tooth loss. To schedule an appointment, contact us or call:
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The Unbeatable Benefits of Dental Implants
Stability for Denture Wearers
Removable dentures are better than living with no teeth, but they can slip out of place or make noises when you're trying to talk or eat. Implant-supported dentures are fastened securely to dental implants, so they never shift out of place, even when you're enjoying steak or blowing out your birthday candles.
Conservative Single Tooth ReplacementIf you're missing one tooth, you have two treatment options: a traditional dental bridge or an implant-supported dental crown. The adjacent teeth will need to be reshaped to place a traditional bridge. An implant-supported crown is attached to a dental implant, so the surrounding teeth do not need to be reshaped.
Dental implants may seem like a big investment, but they are designed for lifelong stability. Titanium is biocompatible and built to last in the body for several decades. As long as you visit the dentist regularly and take good care of your smile, you can enjoy the benefits of implants for many years or even the rest of your life.
Improve Your Health With Dental Implants
One final benefit of dental implants? They're the only tooth restoration option that can improve your dental health.
Essentially, when you lose a tooth, your jawbone will lack essential stimulation — which it can only get from tooth roots or dental implants. If it does not have either option in place, then the bone will deteriorate. Over time, this can lead to further tooth loss, a hollowed appearance, and premature aging.
After losing a tooth, you can still have a strong and healthy smile. Combined with restorations and abutments, dental implants improve your oral wellness and your appearance. If you're ready to to pursue implant-supported restorations, contact our knowledgable Arlington, VA, team or call
Nervous About Implants? Let Our Patient Put You at Ease
"My experience there was very nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They made every step crystal clear to me so I never felt confused at any point. I worked with Dr. Han and he's very professional. I need an implant that's relatively tricky to pull off. He discussed every option with me and i felt like I was being well taken care of. He went out of his way to order a custom implant for me because of the challenging placement and the result is amazing. The whole procedure was quick and smooth."
Not a Candidate? We Might Be Able to Help
If you suffer from jawbone recession or gum recession, our Arlington dentist can perform restorative procedures a few months before your implant surgery. For more substantial needs, we may recommend a full mouth reconstruction. It can include implants, restorations, and restorative care like bone grafting.
What to Expect During Dental Implant Treatment
How Should I Care for My Dental Implants?
Your dental implants are permanently embedded in your jawbone, so there's not much you need to do beyond typical expectations. Care for your implant-supported restoration the same way you would care for your natural teeth.
We strongly advise maintaining good gum health and avoiding smoking, as both can come with complications that can cause implant failure. You should also avoid very hard foods or opening packaging with your teeth.
Of course, our dentist will fully explain these expectations in detail — and you're always welcome to reach out to our Arlington team with questions. After all, we're helping you create a healthy smile for life.
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FAQs About Dental Implant Costs
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient and will depend on several factors, including how many implants you need, the condition of your smile, and the complexity of your implant surgery.
Are dental implants covered by insurance?
Dental implants themselves are not covered by insurance because they are considered elective. However, your dental restoration, dental exam, and preparatory treatments may be covered by insurance. Our Arlington, VA, office staff will work with your insurance to maximize your benefits.
Do I have other payment options?
Yes, you do. We'll work with you to determine all your options, including cash and most major credit cards. Need a little more help budgeting? Our goal is to make healthy, happy smiles a reality, which is why we accept flexible financing from CareCredit®.