Is An Implant Right For You?

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Alexandria VA Dental Implants PeriodontistImagine a tooth replacement that works just like a natural tooth and lets you eat all the foods you love.

If that sounds good to you, then you might want to consider dental implant therapy.

What is a Dental Implant?

An implant is an artificial root inserted into the bone where your tooth should be. It replaces a tooth but serves the same exact function.

A dental implant consists of a “screw,” abutment, and crown. These three small parts can make a big difference in your smile. Seated on top of the screw-like post, the abutment is what secures the visible crown over the “root.” You get the secuity of having a root back in place and the beauty of a customized false tooth.

Dental implants heal directly into the bone, making them non-removable. It does take some time for the bone to seal up around them, but they are a worth-while tooth-replacement option because of how stable they are.

Who Can Have an Implant?

Just about anyone can have an implant, but there are a few exceptions:

  • Children whose jaws are still developing
  • Tobacco users
  • Adults with poor oral hygiene
  • The presence of active periodontal disease

As long as you have plenty of healthy bone in the intended implant site, Dr. Qureshi could set you up with this permanent tooth replacement.

The Benefits of Implants

Why should you choose an implant over the faster options?

Dental implants:

  • Can be cleaned just like normal teeth
  • Won’t slip out of place
  • Shouldn’t need to be updated
  • Preserve the shape and volume of the bone in your mouth

Are all these benefits worth it for you? Plan a visit to Dr. Qureshi for a personalized evaluation.

Posted on behalf of Dr. Farhan Qureshi
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Farhan Qureshi, DDS

5206 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311
(703) 931-4544