Dental Implants are Ideal for Missing Teeth Replacement


It can feel extremely embarrassing to have one or more missing teeth in your mouth. If you find yourself shying away from expressing true happiness, then perhaps it’s time to look into the world of cosmetic dentistry. Cosmetic dentistry offers an array of solutions for replacing missing teeth. One of the greatest and most recommended solutions among many dentists is the use of dental implants. Dr. Nquyen at Lansdowne Dental Care offers safe and long-lasting solutions that allow patients to chew, talk, and smile with renewed confidence!

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the procedure that requires a surgical insertion of a titanium post into the patient’s jaw to support a dental restoration. Any dental restoration can be added to this titanium post, such as a dental crown (most popular), a dental bridge, and even dentures! The titanium post acts and mimics the function of a natural tooth root. It provides a secure and stable foundation for the replacement tooth to be added to. Patients who have opted for dental implants over any other dental cosmetic procedures often notice that the implants mimic both the look and function of a natural tooth!

Dental implants are a great option for patients who have one or more missing teeth. Dentures are popularly used to attach to the titanium post as well to create another dynamic tooth replacement option.

At Lansdowne Dental Care, we call upon the best technology to help map out your dental implant journey. Dr. Nguyen will ensure you are well-informed in each step prior to the treatment process and is happy to answer any questions you may have during any step. Before treatment, our team will first ensure you, as the patient, are a good candidate for the procedure. Any patient who is interested in getting dental implants must be first deemed eligible for the procedure. The patient must generally have a healthy mouth, gums, and teeth. There needs to be a strong enough foundation in the jaw bone to be able to support the insertion of the titanium post.

Once the dentist has deemed you eligible, you can move forward with treatment!

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  • I had a great experience! Office was high tech and Dr. Nguyen was very gentle.

    Jennifer S.
  • Everyone was professional and courteous. I recommend this dentist.
     
    Great service!
  • When I went in for my check-up, everyone was really friendly and helpful! The cleaning was painless and offered advice on ways to keep my teeth healthy between appointments. I have found my new dentist!

    Friendly Staff
  • Great experience. Was seen on time. Had two cavities filled and out within one hour. Friendly and efficient staff.

    Anthony R.
  • I always enjoy coming to the office and Lindsay is especially friendly and nice to work with.

    David P.
  • All in the office are very professional, friendly and caring.
     
    William H.
  • Yes, I would have rather have been going to a spa but then I wouldn't have had my teeth taken care of in such a professional way. The whole experience was perfect!

    Carolyn Y.
  • Once again, Lansdowne Dental Care provided another pain-free low no anxiety experience. Thanks!

    Elmer R.

What Happens During the Dental Implant Procedure?


The team at Lansdowne Dental Care wants to ensure your comfort, every step of the way. We offer a local anesthetic to numb the areas in your mouth before the procedure begins. Once the dentist is sure you are completely numb, he will insert the titanium post in the missing tooth pocket. If the tooth needs to be extracted first due to bacteria or decay, this should be done at an earlier appointment.

The titanium post will be inserted in the socket of the missing tooth, and slowly drilled directly into your jawbone. Although this may sound intimidating, you will be completely numb and will not feel a thing. This step is actually quite quick and will be over with before you know it!

Once the titanium post is inserted, the dentist will schedule you to come back 3-6 months from this appointment. The titanium post will need time to fuse together with your jawbone to full give a good foundation and strength for the restorative option to be added at a later time. During this healing process, the dentist will be sure to add a temporary tooth restoration on the post to ensure you don’t go through your daily tasks with a titanium post sticking out!

Once the post has officially fused together with your bone, you will return to our Dental Care office for the final step. Depending on the number of teeth lost, a single crown, dental bridge or even full or partial dentures can be attached to the dental implant. The dentist will be sure to carefully plan out your restorative treatment to ensure a perfect smile outcome.

Why Should I Opt for Dental Implants?


While we understand that the surgical process and lengthy healing time of this procedure may turn many patients away from this procedure, we still highly recommend it for a lifetime of great smiles! A dental implant is the only tooth restoration option in the dental cosmetic industry that provides not only the aesthetics of a natural tooth but also the functionality of one too! This option gives you the best bite as it can withstand the pressure of a normal bite, just as a natural tooth should!

Patients don’t realize that leaving a missing tooth not to be replaced can not only cause self-conscious issues, but also functionality issues. A patient with missing teeth can experience jawbone deterioration over-time as the bite pressure of the mouth is not evenly distributed. When there is a tooth missing, the bone below the missing tooth will lose its strength as it doesn’t actively provide the bite pressure it needs to stay strong. Don’t let bone deterioration start with your missing tooth, have the tooth replaced by dental implant surgery.

Dental implants restore the look, feel and functionality of your teeth and smile. It can give you the healthy-looking smile you’ve been dreaming about, along with providing the functionality of a full set of teeth! The best part? A dental implant can last a lifetime, so long as you care for it the way you do for your natural teeth. Other restorations may need to be replaced every few years, while a dental implant is fused with your jawbone and will likely never give you issues.

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  • I had a great experience! Office was high tech and Dr. Nguyen was very gentle.

    Jennifer S.
  • Everyone was professional and courteous. I recommend this dentist.
     
    Great service!
  • When I went in for my check-up, everyone was really friendly and helpful! The cleaning was painless and offered advice on ways to keep my teeth healthy between appointments. I have found my new dentist!

    Friendly Staff
  • Great experience. Was seen on time. Had two cavities filled and out within one hour. Friendly and efficient staff.

    Anthony R.
  • I always enjoy coming to the office and Lindsay is especially friendly and nice to work with.

    David P.
  • All in the office are very professional, friendly and caring.
     
    William H.
  • Yes, I would have rather have been going to a spa but then I wouldn't have had my teeth taken care of in such a professional way. The whole experience was perfect!

    Carolyn Y.
  • Once again, Lansdowne Dental Care provided another pain-free low no anxiety experience. Thanks!

    Elmer R.

Are They Right For Me?


So long as the patient has a sufficiently healthy bone structure to receive the dental implant, they are a good candidate. If a patient needs an extraction done, talk to our dentists about having the dental implant procedure done at the same time. If you are looking for a way to replace the missing tooth your mouth with a natural looking restoration with the same functionality and strength of a natural tooth, this is your only option! We are happy to go over the benefits of this restoration with you in person. Let the dentists at Lansdowne restore the look and health of your smile with dental implants. Contact us today for more information or simply by scheduling a consultation. Find us at our online Contact Form or by calling 703.723.7810.