Dental Implants Overview
Dental implants are the most natural and functional option for replacing any number of missing teeth. They can be used to restore your smile whether you are missing a single tooth, or need to replace a full arch of missing teeth. Dental implants mimic the natural ingenuity of the human tooth. They support long-term oral stability and health, thus creating a beautiful, confident smile.
Dr. Deepti Sareen is a general dentist with advanced training in implant dentistry. Dr. Sareen has over 15 years of experience providing successful dental implants. Committed to remaining on the cutting edge of dental technology, Dr. Sareen takes yearly courses in continuing dental education, and is an active member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Sareen’s Fairfax, VA office is equipped with state of the art dental technology including 3D scanning, digital guided implant software, and dental lasers. As a result, our dental implant services guarantee a 95% dental implant success rate.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Choosing dental implants is an investment in your oral health and your overall well being. They support bone retention, keep teeth from shifting, and can help reduce the risk of further tooth loss, decay, and gum disease. Missing teeth can be detrimental to the way you live your life. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants restores your smile to its natural beauty and integrity. They allow patients to enjoy a varied diet without limitations. You can smile, eat, and speak with the confidence that your dental restoration will not slip or fall out.
Implant Services Under One Roof
East Market Dental offers full dental implant services under one roof in Fairfax, VA. Our comprehensive treatment plans help you save time, money and stress. Our services eliminate the need for you to visit multiple doctors and specialists. All aspects of your implant treatment are handled by Dr. Sareen and our dental care team at our Fairfax, VA dentist office. We guide you through every phase of the implant process to ensure predictable results that exceed your expectation.
Computer-guided Implant Technology
Dr. Sareen uses 3D CBCT scanning technology for the precise placement of dental implants. The scanning technology is used in the planning and placement phase of your implant procedure. This helps Dr. Sareen provide high-quality dental implants with the highest success rates.
The digital technology also helps Dr. Sareen provide implants to patients who were once unsuccessful candidates due to bone loss. If you were denied dental implants, we may be able to help. 3D CBCT scanning allows for more successful results. This technology makes it possible to optimize the healthiest bone tissue available. For some patients, it may eliminate the need for extensive bone grafting.
Types of Dental Implants
Single Tooth Implant
A single missing tooth requires a single dental implant. The implant is placed into your empty root socket and left to heal for 2-3 months. As the tissue surrounding the restoration heals, it begins to integrate with your jaw bone. This will create a lasting bond that will support your jaw structure. The implant is made from a biocompatible material that is designed to promote natural bone regeneration for long-term stability.
Once the implant has fully integrated with your jaw bone, a dental crown will be applied using a small metal attachment called an abutment. The dental crown is made of a highly durable material. It’s colored and shaped to match your natural smile. Once the permanent crown is installed, you won’t be able to tell the difference between your prosthetic tooth and your natural teeth.
A single dental implant is the preferred method for replacing a missing tooth. Using this method prevents the need to damage healthy adjacent teeth. This process is required if you’re securing a traditional dental bridge. Replacing a missing tooth as soon as possible can prevent further oral health complications. Issues such as shifting teeth, further tooth loss, and gum disease can be avoided.
A traditional bridge requires the removal of a substantial amount of healthy tooth structure. We want to avoid damaging healthy adjacent teeth. An implant-secured bridge offers an alternative that does not affect the stability of surrounding teeth. This restoration provides added structural support and longer lasting results when compared to the traditional bridge.
Dr. Sareen surgically applies the implant-secured bridge into the jaw using 3D CBCT digitally guided placement. We recommend you give your new restoration 2-3 months to heal and stabilize. As the mouth is healing, patients are commonly fitted with a temporary dental bridge for aesthetics.
Once the implants have fully healed, Dr. Sareen will work to create a custom dental bridge. The dental bridge is made of highly durable, stain-resistant material that reflects light like natural teeth for a beautiful result. Using 3D digital imaging and models, Dr. Sareen will show you what your result will look like. Once you are satisfied with the aesthetics of your bridge, it will be fabricated in a dental lab.
Once the fabrication is complete, the dental bridge will be fixed to the implants for a secure, stable bite. You should clean and care for your dental bridge as if it were your natural teeth. Routine dental check-ups, and a diligent at-home oral hygiene routine, can keep your implant-secured bridge beautiful and functional for many years to come.
Dentures have been used for centuries to replace a full arch or full sets of missing teeth. Dentures have come a long way with advancements in dental technology and materials. As a result, they are more natural-looking than ever before. Modern dentures are designed to look like natural teeth, and will feel more comfortable to wear. Securing a denture with dental implants adds structural support for the jaw, thus improving the patient’s overall oral health.
Implant-secured dentures can increase your self-confidence. Patients who wear dentures don’t show their smile as often as those with implant-secured dentures. A denture falling out while eating or speaking is a common fear, because it’s not secured properly. Implant-secured dentures eliminate this fear, securing the denture to the jaw for a stable and functional bite.
If you are missing one tooth, or multiple teeth, consider choosing dental implants. If you have additional questions about how implants benefit your oral health, contact our Fairfax, VA dentist office to request a personalized implant consultation. Dr. Sareen will take the time to discuss your concerns, and determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants.