You may have heard of getting dentures as the ideal way to replace missing teeth, but many dentists now recommend dental implants or implant-supported dentures. This is a viable solution for patients who have healthy bone tissue and generally good dental health. Learn about the benefits of dental implants, a tooth replacement and restoration solution offered by Dr. Cecilia Gyllenhoff and Dr. Samuel Cappiello at McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA.
When you are missing one or more teeth, chewing your food thoroughly can be a daily challenge. Getting a dental implant to complete your smile can give you back your ability to chew food.
An Implant Is Long Lasting
A dental implant solidifies in your bone tissue through a process called osseointegration. The implant is made of a biocompatible material, usually titanium metal, which bonds with your jawbone. Once the integration process is complete (it usually takes several months), the implant may last for decades. It’s very possible for dental implants placed by your McLean, VA, dentist to remain a part of your smile for a lifetime.
Communication and Socializing Becomes Easier
When you have a missing tooth, especially at the front of your mouth, it can be embarrassing to smile and difficult to feel comfortable around others. You may find yourself focusing more on hiding your dental imperfection than on enjoying your company. You may feel insecure about even taking photos with your friends. Getting a dental implant will help to restore your confidence when communicating with others in social and professional circles.
Decide if This is the Tooth Replacement Solution for You
Consider the key benefits of dental implants with your dentist as you’re deciding if they are right for your smile. Call (703) 734-0100 today to schedule a visit with Dr. Gyllenhoff or Dr. Cappiello at McLean Dental Care in McLean, VA!