With dental implants, patients can experience nearly identical replacement of a natural tooth. The implant functions just as a natural tooth once did in function, feel, and appearance. Implants allow patients to reclaim their ability to chew and bite as they once did, while smiling with confidence. One of the primary benefits of dental implants is that they last much longer than alternative tooth replacement options available at a dental practice, including dentures and dental bridges. Dr. Chong Lee and his team at Galleria Dental Aesthetics are proud to offer this solution for individuals when they are appropriate candidates.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post appliance that is surgically placed where a missing tooth once way. The jaw of the bone wraps around this post during a process called osseointegration, ensuring the implant is solid within the bone. The abutment is the portion of the dental implant above the gumline that is restored using a crown, bridge, or denture.
What is the lifespan of a dental implant?
Many patients who are considering dental implants will ask how long they will last. In most situations, with proper care, a dental implant can last decades, and even a lifetime! Diligent oral health and wellness practices will extend the longevity of this permanent tooth replacement option for many of our patients.
Why do dental implant last longer than other replacement options?
Because the dental implant is anchored into the jawbone and held in place with the natural bone structure, it will last much longer than dentures and dental bridges. Implants are best at maintaining the natural jaw bone, naturally keeping conditions such as bone resorption from occurring as it can with traditional replacements. Dental implants are easy to clean and care for, ensuring years of beauty and function!
Contact Dr. Chong Lee today
McLean, VA patients who are considering the advantages of dental implants for tooth replacement can connect with our dentist at Galleria Dental Aesthetics to determine if this treatment is right for their needs. Call (703) 448-1020 today to request a consultation visit at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite #120.