Dental implants have become the gold standard in replacing missing teeth. Implants provide long-term benefits that improve your smile and your overall quality of life making them the go-to for replacing any number of missing teeth. Ridgetop Dental offers patients in the Reston, VA area comprehensive dental implant services all under one roof.
Dental Implants FAQ
This month we will answer some commonly asked questions about dental implants.
Are dental implants right for me?
With advancements in implant and digital technology, implants are now suitable for a broader spectrum of patients including many edentulous patients. To learn more about your eligibility for dental implants we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Datta. Dr. Datta will perform a thorough analysis of your overall oral health to determine if implants are the appropriate treatment for you. For patients with advanced bone loss or gum recession additional procedures may be necessary to fully restore their oral health prior to receiving a dental implant.
Are dental implants comfortable?
Implants are designed for your optimal comfort and become like a natural tooth. Once healed most patients cannot feel their dental implants. Dr. Datta uses advanced digital technology for precise placement of implants. Once the implants are placed, they fuse with the jaw bone and become like a prosthetic tooth root structure.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants, like natural teeth, require healthy bone and gum tissue for long-term success. Dental implants can last for many years without additional maintenance if patients take the proper steps to maintain their oral health. Twice daily brushing, flossing and routine dentist office visits can help keep your smile healthy and stable.
How long do dental implants take to heal?
Once the implant has been surgically placed it typically takes about 3-6 months for the implant to fully heal. Patients will visit Dr. Datta for follow up appointments to ensure that the implant is healing properly. A dental implant is designed to fuse with the jaw bone creating a permanent bond that will allow for a secure fit of the final dental restoration. Exact healing times will vary depending on the patient and the number of implants placed.
Choosing Ridgetop Dental for Your Implant Needs
Dr. Datta has over two decades of experience. He is committed and passionate about continuing his education and remaining on the forefront of dental technology and the latest in implant techniques. A general dentist with advanced training in implant surgery, Dr. Datta helps patients to restore their natural smiles.