Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants in Arlington, VA
If you're looking for a restorative dentistry practice that offers full-service dental implants in Arlington, VA, look no further than Westover Dentistry. Dr. Sadeddin, the experienced implant dentist in Arlington participates in every stage of the implant process from placement to attaching the dental prosthetic. Dr. Sadeddin is a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, a distinction that only nine dentists in Northern Virginia have achieved. This accomplishment speaks to both his skill as an implant dentist and his dedication to comprehensive care. When you visit Westover Dentistry for dental implants, you’re in good hands.
Dental Implant Placement
There are two phases to every implant procedure. In the first stage, one or more titanium implant posts are placed in the jaw. The number of implants placed is determined by the number of missing teeth. Patients replacing one tooth need one implant. For a partial or full denture, multiple implants are necessary.
Once in place, implants fuse with the jawbone laying the foundation for the second phase of treatment. This process, known as osseointegration, is the reason dental implants yield such lifelike results. Implant(s) act as a prosthetic root stabilizing a prosthetic and ensuring the jaw continues to produce bone tissue. Jaws that are missing one or more tooth roots inevitably lose bone density. In fact, patients with one or more missing teeth eventually lose additional teeth as their jaw continues to weaken. Replacing missing roots helps preserve remaining teeth and the jawbone.
Dental Implant Restoration
The second phase of care is the restoration phase. It follows both your placement surgery - that Dr. Sadeddin personally completes in our Arlington, VA dental office - and a healing period lasting between three and six months. During the restoration phase, we prepare implant posts and attach the prosthetic. This solution is incredibly versatile because it allows us to help patients who need to replace any number of teeth from a single tooth to a full row of teeth.
Once your new crown, partial, or full denture is attached, you can look forward to years of better oral health and improved confidence. Foods that were difficult or impossible to eat before become a regular part of your diet again. You can share your smile openly with those who are important to you something you may have been afraid to do before treatment.
Placing dental implants requires careful planning. That's why our Arlington, VA dental practice is equipped with a powerful digital imaging system. Using clear, detailed images of your jaw, we precisely design treatment to ensure efficient and accurate placement.
More than that, we use our X-ray system to determine whether implants are right for you in the first place. Not everyone who needs to replace one or more missing teeth is a candidate for dental implants. Using digital imaging, we determine whether this solution is truly right for you. If it isn't, we may recommend a bone grafting procedure to increase the strength of your jaw, or alternative solutions. Whether implants are right for you or not, Westover Dentistry can help you restore what you’ve lost.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation Today
Call us today to reserve your implant consultation with Dr. Sadeddin, your dentist in Arlington VA.