When a tooth has been lost or extracted, many patients are unsure as to how to pursue a restored smile. The idea of replacing missing teeth can be too much for some, especially those who are unfamiliar with the many ways in which restoration can be achieved. At Galleria Dental Aesthetics in McLean, VA, patients in and around the community can come to the facility to learn about the benefits of certain restorations such as dental implants.
What are dental implants?
Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee of Galleria Dental Aesthetics describe dental implants as special restorations used to act as a natural tooth root once did. These restorations, made of titanium metal, are biocompatible with the body and can be restored in a variety of ways. The implant itself can be covered with a:
- Full denture
Implants are versatile and long-lasting, often providing patients with a lifetime restoration to replace their missing or extracted tooth. Implants are also one of the gold standards for patients seeking a stable and strong restoration for their smile, and one that doesn’t require much in terms of specialized care. Patients with dental implants will find that their new tooth mimics the appearance and function of their natural teeth, and eliminates the need for removable restorations such as partial dentures.
Who is a candidate for dental implants?
Determining candidacy begins with a consultation appointment with one of our dentists. During this appointment, patients will discuss their lifestyle with their dentist, undergo a routine evaluation, and will have a series of x-rays completed to ensure they have sufficient bone of the jaw for successful placement.
Find out more about dental implants with Galleria Dental Aesthetics
If you live in or around the area of McLean, VA and are ready to discuss with a professional the benefits of dental implants, we welcome you to request an appointment with one of our team members, including Drs. Chong Lee, Joseph Oh, and Kirsten Lee. We can be reached by calling (703) 448-1020 and are available to help patients in our state-of-the-art facility at 1600 Tysons Boulevard, Suite #120.