Dental implants are the newest alternative in tooth replacement. The implant procedure consists of two stages: The placement of the artificial tooth root at your dental specialist’s office, followed by the dental implant restoration performed by your family dentist.
There are a number of reasons why a patient may choose to get a dental implant and fortunately, there are many uses for these implants. We oftentimes encounter trauma to the mouth causing loose or severely cracked teeth that must be removed. Our cosmetic dentistry office also encounters elder patients who have been without most of their teeth for quite some time. Luckily, after a detailed consultation, dental implants can be a fantastic solution to both of these examples.
Here at our office, we have restored many dental implants. If you are missing teeth or have failing teeth that need removal, a dental implant is a great option for you to consider. We work closely with specialists in Alexandria VA who place the replacement tooth root, or implant, for you.
The process is very straightforward. If you’re interested in receiving an implant, you’ll start off by coming into our Alexandria VA dental office. From here, Dr. Phuong Phan will perform a short, but concise consultation to see if you are eligible. Once approved, we will send you to a specialist’s office in the nearby area to have the dental implant placed.
After the implant is placed, we need to wait for the bone to adhere to it. The surface of the implant has pores in it – looking similar to the surface of the Moon. When the implant is placed, the bone grows strong around the implant and grows into the pores, securing the implant in place. This process takes anywhere from 3 to 6 months to fully complete.
Once the implant is in place, you will come back to our office to have it restored. We will take a quick impression of your mouth in order to create a beautifully fitting crown, also called a fake tooth, to secure to the implant. When the crown is created, Dr. Phan will secure it to the implant and you will leave the office with a complete dental implant that looks very much like a natural tooth.
Dr. Phuong Phan is an expert in creating dental implant restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth. If you are interested in learning more about the process, or are looking to get a dental implant restoration done, give our office a call today to chat with us. Depending on the scenario, our office may be able to provide the consultation for free!