Are you missing one or more teeth?
Dental implants offer patients a natural looking, long-lasting solution for their tooth replacement needs. Whether you’re missing one or multiple teeth, dental implants can be utilized to help restore beauty, function, and health to your smile.
Dr. Hazim Sadeddin is a highly trained implant dentist in Arlington, VA. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, an honor only held by few dentists in Northern Virginia. Dr. Sadeddin’s advanced training allows him to offer full-service dental implants at Westover Dentistry. Our dental office is equipped with state of the art technology which allows for more precise and accurate placement of dental implants. Our team works with you to ensure your implant treatment plan is tailored to meet your unique dental health needs.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant an artificial replacement for missing teeth and is composed of three parts: the post, the abutment, and the restoration. For a more secure solution for missing teeth, most dentists recommend implant secured restorations. Implants can be used to secure a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge.
- The Post: An implant post is made of high-quality dental titanium, and closely mimics the appearance of a small screw. An implant post is surgically placed into the jaw bone and allowed 3-6 months to fully fuse.
- The abutment: The abutment is the connector between the implant post and the final restoration. After the post fuses with the jaw bone, the abutment is attached to the implant post.
- The Restoration: The final restoration is typically attached after the post has fused with the jaw bone and the abutment is placed. Depending on the number of missing teeth and the placement of missing teeth, either a prosthetic tooth, dental crown, denture, or bridge will be placed.
Arlington dentist Dr. Sadeddin performs all aspects of the dental implant procedure at Westover Dentistry. We incorporate advanced digital technology for the planning and placing of dental implants. 3-D imaging will help us determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. After a thorough evaluation of your teeth and jaw, Dr. Sadeddin will determine if dental implants are right for you.
We offer a wide range of solutions for patients missing one or more teeth. Finding the most appropriate tooth replacement can help restore your confidence, address any function concerns, and reduce your risk for further tooth loss. Our team at Westover Dentistry understands how daunting it can be to find the right replacement option for your missing teeth. We work closely with each of our patients to explore their options and recommend the most viable solution for their smile.
Do You Need A Bridge or Implant?
As an adult you may lose a permanent tooth as a result of an injury, or possibly poor oral hygiene or periodontitis (advanced gum disease). When you lose a tooth, the health and the appearance of your smile suffers. Fortunately, we can discuss possible options to replace your missing tooth or teeth.
Don’t Ignore Tooth Loss
Tooth loss can lead to a number of problems with your oral health. First, the gap in your smile can lead to misalignment as surrounding teeth drift from their positions. As teeth crowd and overlap, thorough brush and flossing becomes difficult, allowing a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease to develop. In addition, the strain on the jaws from tooth loss and/or misalignment can increase the chances of TMJ disorder and bruxism occurring.
Another risk associated with tooth loss is facial collapse. Once the body registers the loss of a tooth, it suspends the flow of nutrients to the jawbone. As a result, the jawbone deteriorates; leading to facial collapse, further tooth loss, and an aged appearance.
Dental Bridge vs. Dental Implant
A dental bridge can help replace one to three lost teeth in a row. The doctor places a custom-made prosthetic consisting of replacement teeth with crowns on either end. The crowns are placed onto the remaining natural teeth on either side of the gap, securing the new tooth. A bridge can prevent misalignment and make eating easier. They require replacement about once every 10 to 15 years.
A dental implant replaces both the crown and root of a lost tooth. The implant is surgically inserted into the jawbone, where it bonds with the bone tissue like a natural tooth. Since the body actually registers this as a natural root, you avoid the loss of jawbone tissue that leads to facial collapse. The implant is topped with a natural looking restoration. A dental implant can last for several decades.
When applicable, we recommend dental implants because they offer patients a natural looking, durable solution for their missing teeth. Dental implants have one of the highest patients success rates among patients missing one or several teeth. They are designed to replace the tooth root as well as the part of the tooth that is visible; this creates a strong foundation that can help support your long-term dental health. In addition, dental implants also offer these key benefits:
- Reduces facial sagging due to lost teeth
- Restores natural bite function
- No dietary limitations due to missing teeth
- Improves speech
- Helps minimize the risk of bone loss due to missing teeth
- Provide a more stable and secure solution
- Looks and functions just like the natural teeth
- Support healthy bone growth in the jaw
Dr. Sadeddin offers personalized dental implants treatment plans to help support long-lasting, beautiful smiles.
Full-Service Dental Implants in Arlington, VA
Would you like to learn more about dental implants? Visit Dr. Sadeddin for a dental implant consultation. Dr. Sadedin can work with you to answer any questions you may have, evaluation your smile, and recommend the best solution for your dental health needs. To schedule a consultation, call (703) 495-2247 or request an appointment online.