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Posted on: June 27, 2011
Speeding up the implant process
Dental implants are the most stable and cost-effective solution when it comes to replacing missing teeth, whether they’re for one or two teeth or even an entire mouth. But they also require specialized knowledge, expertise, instrumentation and equipment. We are one of a handful of dental offices in Northern Virginia who can perform both the surgical placement and reconstructive phases of implants (placing the teeth themselves). This means you don’t have to see two or more doctors to complete your smile. In our office we use newly developed techniques and technology to make your visit easier, faster and more comfortable. Contact us to find out whether dental implants are the solution to your dental problems.
When it comes to dental implants, my patients are especially pleased when I can speed up the implant process. Use of the “Teeth in a Day” technique allows us to extract teeth, place multiple implants and place a fixed provisional all in one appointment. In some cases we have found there is not enough dense bone to allow immediate placement of implants, in which case implant placement may have to be delayed. If immediate placement of implants following tooth extraction is the solution to your dental problem, we can help.
If you have missing teeth, you could be at an increased risk for oral bone loss. Oral bone loss compromises healthy teeth and causes a loss of facial contours. Preserving oral bone may help maintain your natural facial appearance. Those who have significant oral bone loss also face losing additional teeth and are at higher risk for injury resulting from fracture of their jaw. If you are missing teeth, contact us to find out your treatment options to prevent oral bone loss.