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People who have lost one or more teeth due to injury, extensive decay or periodontal disease have hope for a better smile in dental implants. These prosthetic tooth roots form the foundation for a porcelain crown, permanent bridge or even full arch of dentures. Not just for a single isolated tooth replacement, dental implants can replace more than one missing tooth, leaving the individual with a smile that looks, feels and functions just like the one that nature gave him or her.

What does a dental implant look like?

Dental ImplantThe implant itself is much like an ordinary screw. However, it is usually made of titanium, a metal that blends wonderfully well with natural bone. When a dentist evaluates a person for the implant procedure, he or she makes sure the patient has sufficient jaw bone and gums that are healthy enough to accept these state of the art dental prosthetics.

What does the implant procedure involve?

The implant procedure takes some time and several appointments to complete. It begins with x-rays and digital imaging to get a complete picture of the patient's mouth and specific needs. Then, after using a local anesthetic, the dentist puts the metal implant or implants in to the jawbone. The device is covered with the patient's gums, and they are allowed some time to heal.

At the next appointment, the doctor adds an extension to each implant. Finally, posts, called abutments, are placed to accept the new teeth. The new porcelain teeth, bridgework or denture is put over the the posts.

The many advantages of dental implants

Dental Implants.So, not only can patients have more than one missing teeth replaced with dental implants, they can enjoy several benefits from this state of the art procedure:

  • ease of eating and chewing
  • confident smiling and talking in public
  • a bright, natural looking smile that won't discolor or stain
  • no decay
  • no sore gums or messy adhesives common to removable dentures
  • preservation of jaw bone for a firm foundation and younger look to the face
  • teeth that last a lifetime

Of course, dental implants require good oral hygiene and regular dental care just as natural teeth do.

Gibberman Dental is the Alexandria, Virginia practice for experienced implant dentistry

Paul Gibberman DDS, Jack Tsai DMD and Lauren B. Gibberman DDS would like to help you with all your dental needs. If you want more information on dental implants and how they may be right for you, call Gibberman Dental at 703-823-6616 to set-up a consultation.

Are you a patient of Gibberman Dental? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!

By Gibberman Dental
January 29, 2015
Category: Oral Health

Find out when it’s time to part with your toothbrush for good.

ToothbrushYou replace your razorblade after several uses and the experts tell you to toss those tennis shoes after so many miles, so why shouldn’t the same be true for your toothbrush? If you’ve had the same toothbrush sitting in your bathroom for months, then chances are it’s time to part ways and buy a new toothbrush. Your Alexandria, VA family dentist offers up these rules for when you should replace your toothbrush.

Inspect Your Bristles

A good rule of thumb is to replace your toothbrush or toothbrush head about every three to four months; however, the best way to tell whether it’s time to get a new toothbrush is to look at the bristles. If they are starting to splay out then it is time to replace it. Fraying bristles won’t offer an effective clean like a new toothbrush can. Check out the condition of your toothbrush to figure out whether it’s time to throw it away.

Toss After Travel

It’s always a good idea to get rid of your toothbrush after traveling with it. While this might seem like overkill, your toothbrush has been handled by airport security and been stuck in luggage and sitting around your hotel bathroom. You have no idea what kinds of germs are lurking in your toothbrush. While no one wants to think about germs while on vacation, take a second to get yourself a new brush once you return home.

Replace After an Illness

If you’ve been sick the germs and bacteria are now sitting on your toothbrush. You don’t want to reinfect yourself. Therefore, when you have fully recovered from your illness, it’s time to spring for a new, clean toothbrush.

Call Gibberman Dental Today!

Of course at-home brushing is an essential part of preventive care when it comes to keeping a healthy, cavity-free smile; however, this isn’t all you need to do. You should also see your Alexandria family dentist every six months for a professional cleaning and routine exam. If you want to keep gum disease and dental decay away, you need to schedule your next six-month appointment with us.

Are you a patient of Gibberman Dental? If so, we would love to hear about your experiences below!

You eat together, play together, and go on special family outings together. Why not go to the dentist together? That's what family dentistry is all about: ensuring that every member of the family—from Junior to Grandma and Grandpa—is getting proper dental care. The friendly dentists and staff at Gibberman Dental in Alexandria, VA specialize in helping each member of your family get the dental care and treatment he or she needs. Family Dentistry

Family Matters

It's important for every member of your family to see a dentist regularly. Families often adopt similar habits when it comes to taking care of their teeth. Going to the dentist at least twice a year should become a lifelong habit that is learned at an early age. The goal of each visit is to prevent, diagnose, and treat dental health issues for each family member. The dentists at Gibberman Dental are experts in family and cosmetic dentistry, and are conveniently located at the corner of Beauregard Street and Route 236 off of 395 in the Alexandria area.

Serving Kids and Adults in Alexandria

The best thing about a family practice like Gibberman Dental is that it provides one convenient place for people of all ages to get quality dental care for a wide variety of needs. Some of the services offered at Gibberman Dental include:
  • Teeth bleaching / whitening
  • TMD Treatment
  • Pediatric care
  • Dentures
  • Root canal treatment
  • Routine Preventative treatment
  • implant dentistry
  • cosmetic dentistry services

Gibberman Dental Cares for Alexandria

The skilled dentists and staff at Gibberman Dental in Alexandria, VA have families of their own, so they understand the importance of making sure that every member of your family has the best dental care possible. What makes Gibberman Dental even more unique is the addition of Dr. Paul Gibberman’s daughter, Dr. Lauren Gibberman, beginning July 1st, 2014, making this a true family practice. This father-daughter dental team and Dr. Jack Tsai look forward to running Gibberman Dental with the same family oriented core values that they take home with them at the end of each day.
Call us at Gibberman Dental in Alexandria to schedule your family’s next dental visit. Keep your family smiling by visiting our office today.