If it were at all possible most of us would wish to keep our natural smile for the rest of our lives. It's not an improbable concept, given proper care and other variables, but the problem is that some of these variables are often out of our control. But thanks to treatment options available from our Alexandria, VA, dentist we can restore the appearance and function of our smile, namely among these are dental implants. Every treatment option comes with its own set of benefits once everything is considered, but in terms of a natural look, feel, and longevity, dental implants offer clear advantages. Learn more about your treatment options by reaching out to Dr. Paul Gibberman, Dr. Lauren Gibberman, and Dr. Joy Salumbides of Gibberman Dental.
Just Like Natural Teeth
The reason why dental implants can offer such a natural feeling and looking restorations has a lot to do with the way in which they are supported in contrast to other treatments, and they are further contrasted in that dental implants are meant to be a permanent restoration.
Natural teeth are held in place at the roots by bone and gum tissue, and so dental implants follow this approach. The first step is to implant a titanium post directly into the bone of the jaw, which will permanently bond thanks to a process called osseointegration. This initial phase of treatment will take time as the bone heals around the implant and secures it.
Dental Implants in Alexandria, VA
After this initial phase, once the implant has fully healed, an abutment is placed upon it so that a crown can be attached. The result is a tooth that looks natural, that functions just the same, and doesn't require special care except for the same diligent dental hygiene that the rest of our smile requires to last us a lifetime.
Dental implants can offer a permanent solution to missing teeth that feels and looks just like our natural smile, if you are interested, and live in or near the Alexandria, VA, area then dial (703) 823-6616 to schedule a consultation with Drs. Gibberman and Dr. Salumbides of Gibberman Dental.