Dental implants in Alexandria VA
If you have missing teeth and are thinking about getting dental implants, you have probably heard about many different pros and cons regarding dental implants or dentures. At Dental Excellence, our dentist, Dr. Sheri Salartash, will be happy to talk to you about getting dental implants in Alexandria VA
and what the pros and cons are in your particular case.
Dental implants in Alexandria VA are very popular because they look, feel, and function just like permanent teeth. However, getting dental implants can have pros and cons over getting other teeth replacement methods such as a fixed or removable bridges. Once a dental implant is completed, you will only need to brush and floss your teeth on a daily basis in order to make sure that the dental implant is well taken care of; you will also need to visit our office for periodic dental exams and cleanings. Dentures, instead, need to be removed from your mouth for cleaning on a daily basis. In order to get dental implants your jawbone will need to be thick enough and healthy enough to withstand the dental implant surgery and to allow the dental implant to fully fuse to the jawbone. But, if you are getting dentures, it will not depend on the health of your jawbone. Additionally, the treatment time will only be a few office visits, while the entire dental implant process can take up to six months to complete. Due to the time of the treatment and the oral surgery involved, dental implants are generally more expensive. Given all of this information, our patients who get dental implants still feel that they would not want to go with any other type of dental treatment. Dental implants are the closest thing you can ever get to having new permanent teeth, and if well taken care of, dental implants should last for a lifetime.
For an appointment to see our dentist to get dental implants in Alexandria VA
, or to discuss other teeth replacement methods, contact us today.
By Dental Excellence Integrative Center
June 20, 2017