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Why Dental Implants Are Considered the Gold Standard

November 20, 2020
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Posted By: Metropolitan Dental Centre
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If you have lost a tooth or have missing teeth, you may have looked into tooth replacement. While there are options available, dental implants are considered the gold standard by most dentists.

This tooth replacement option is the only choice if you want to replace your entire tooth—from root to crown.

About Dental Implants in Fairfax, VA

Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that your dentist surgically implants into your jaw—always making sure the treatment area is completely numb. You can also ask our dentist about sedation dentistry.

Your dental implants are made of strong titanium and have the ability to integrate with your jawbone, making them a permanent part of your oral structure.

After several months—when integration is complete—your Fairfax dentist tops your implant with a replacement tooth, also called a tooth crown.

If you have complete tooth loss and do not feel comfortable with a removable denture, you can also consider an implant-supported denture—four to six implants supporting an arch of restoring teeth.

Aside from replacing the full anatomy of your tooth, dental implants are also easy to care for. You brush, floss, and visit your dentist for regular exams, just like with natural teeth.

The Gold Standard in Tooth Replacement

Dentists consider dental implants the gold standard because they are most like natural teeth in fit, function, and care. They are also considered a more permanent option because of their longevity.

Additionally, your dental implant may prevent bone loss in the jaw, which is a natural occurrence when teeth are lost.

Learn Whether You’re a Good Candidate for Dental Implants

During your initial consultation, your dentist determines whether dental implants are right for you. This is based on exam findings and your own goals for your smile.

Reach out to a dental team member today to schedule your initial exam or if you have any questions.

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