Dental implants are a restorative dentistry procedure performed at Cochran Family Dental. It is used to replace teeth for patients who have a lot of tooth loss. This implant uses a tooth root made from an alloy that is fused with the bone directly. When used with a porcelain crown, a dental implant makes a great artificial tooth that looks and functions as a natural one. When a tooth is lost, the bone underneath the gumline deteriorates. This can lead to other dental problems.
How are Dental Implants Performed?
A titanium alloy is placed where the root was to provide stability. This root helps to keep the jaw healthy and strong. The crown is made of porcelain and custom-made for each patient to provide the best comfort and bite. With this combination, it’s nearly impossible to detect there is even an implant there. At Cochran Family Dental, we place dental implants with experience and compassion.
How Long do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants in Leesburg, Virginia at our dental office last a lifetime. They allow our patients to continue to have a beautiful smile even after suffering tooth loss, whether from aging, decay, or trauma. Ultimately, the chance of your implant lasting a long time also depends on your oral hygiene routine. It’s important that you regularly brush and floss all of your teeth including your implants to ensure they maintain their strength.
How Painful is it to get Dental Implants?
Our goal while performing dental implants is to make our patients as comfortable as possible. We do offer sedation dentistry options for nervous dental patients or for those who need a little more comfort. To learn more about dental implants in our Leesburg, Virginia office, call to schedule an appointment at Cochran Family Dental at 703-771-9034.