Dentures & Implant Dentistry

Dental Implants for Tooth Replacement

Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but unreplaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped or crowded and create subsequent problems. Also, there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth.

Dental implants are a restorative dentistry option designed to replace missing teeth. Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as an effective treatment choice. Treatment is considered more predictable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and endodontic treatment.

“I’ve had many bad experiences with dentists in the past. After a while, avoiding the dentist took its toll on my smile. Thinking about different options is what brought me to Burke Dentist. Dr. Lu really saved my life.”

— Frank, Burke, VA

Frank was missing the majority of his teeth due to improper dental hygiene and skipping dental appointments for years. Fortunately, he came to Burke Dentist to make the necessary change to feel confident again. He found that change with dental implants.

His procedure for dental implants was simple and painless. “The recovery time was a lot less worse than I thought. In fact, the next day my wife and I went to the beach and I was smiling for pictures with my new teeth. Dr. Lu called to see how I was doing. She really cared.”

Frank can’t believe how much dental implants have changed his life. “I can eat what I want. I can smile without being embarrassed. Your self-confidence increases so much, it really is a different life.”

When properly performed, dental implants can achieve the look and feel of natural teeth. In many cases, dental implants may be superior to the natural teeth they replace in terms of strength and durability. Dental implants are specially designed and manufactured titanium fixtures that replace teeth that have been lost. Some of the basic biomechanical principles are similar to implants used elsewhere in the body (e.g., hip, knee, etc.).

For any dental implant questions, visit our Dental Implant page in the Dental FAQ section.

If you’re at all interested in improving your smile with dental implants, be sure to make your appointment with our Alexandria Implant Dentist by calling 703 955 3960, or by using our contact page. Please let the receptionist know that you are interested in dental implant treatment.