What You Should Know About Dental Implants

What You Should Know About Dental Implants

Posted by Stonewall Dental Associates on Jun 25 2021, 09:20 AM

Dental implants are artificial structures used for replacing missing teeth. These artificial tooth roots shaped like a screw are inserted by a dental surgeon into the patient’s jawbone.

At Stonewall Dental Associates, we have extensive experience in dental implants and in helping patients replace their missing teeth with natural-looking solutions. Read on to learn what the main benefits of dental implants are and how you should care for them.

How Are Dental Implants Placed?

The dental implant is placed in the jawbone and acts as an anchor for the false tooth that is known as the crown. The crown and the dental implant are connected by an abutment. 

The crown resembles a natural tooth, its appearance and features being very similar to those of the adjacent teeth. Our dentists can customize the color of the crown to make sure it blends in perfectly and goes unnoticed.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Dental implants have several benefits such as:

  • They look natural and can be customized to fit the color, shape, and texture of your natural teeth. 
  • They are comfortable and allow you to eat just as you normally would. 
  • They are a very durable solution. 
  • They restore your smile and self-confidence. 
  • They improve oral health and prevent bone loss.

After-Care of Dental Implants

After our dentists place the dental implant, they advise patients to follow these steps in order to avoid any complications or infections:

  • Some bleeding is normal after a dental implant. However, in case of excessive bleeding, you should contact our dentists.
  • After getting your dental implants, you may notice and feel some swelling. Place an ice pack on your jaw for 10-20 minutes to reduce it.
  • Drink plenty of water and avoid consuming drinks or foods that are too hot until the location of the implant is healed. 
  • Maintain good oral hygiene to make your dental implants successful. Our dentists will provide specific instructions for you to follow after the procedure.
  • Schedule an appointment with our dentists at least every three months so that they can ensure your implants are clean and free from any infections.
  • Avoid smoking or using tobacco before and after the dental implant procedure. 

Our expert dentists at Stonewall Dental Associates in Manassas, Virginia, are highly skilled in tooth restoration procedures like placing dental implants. For more details or for scheduling an appointment, call (703) 368-1000, book online, or visit us at 8719 Stonewall Rd, Manassas, VA 20110.

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