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What Are Dental Implants?

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The loss of one or more teeth leaves a gap in the mouth that needs to be filled as soon as possible to prevent gum infection and stop your teeth from shifting into the empty space. While there are a number of ways to deal with missing teeth, dental implants are increasingly becoming the most popular way to add extra teeth when necessary. Read on to discover if this procedure is right for you.

What Are Dental Implants?

As the name implies, dental implants are essentially roots that are surgically attached to the bone under your gum line. The roots are typically made from titanium and are then used to anchor one or more replacement teeth to your jawbone. Once the work is done, the roots hold the teeth in place permanently. Unlike dentures, implants are never removed for cleaning. Because the replacement teeth are made to look just like your natural teeth, they offer great esthetic advantages over other treatment options.

The Advantages Of Dental Implants

There are many advantages of dental implants. They give you a natural smile and allow you to speak and chew food with ease. Implants are easy to clean and maintain; what is more, they can last a lifetime if properly cared for. Dental implants are far more comfortable than dentures and also promote good oral hygiene as nearby teeth are not negatively affected by the addition of the implants.

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Who Can Receive Dental Implants?

Generally speaking, any adult patient with healthy gums can receive dental implants. However, some individuals may need a bone graft or a sinus lift to ensure there is sufficient bone to install the implants. Additionally, there are some medical conditions such as diabetes and heart disease that may make it impossible for a dentist to do immediate dental implant surgery.

Are There Any Risks?

Dental implant surgery has an astonishing success rate of 98% and complications are uncommon. Even so, there are rare instances where the area may become infected after surgery. To avoid this possibility, maintain a high standard of oral hygiene. Avoid smoking, brush your teeth regularly and floss daily. Talk to your dentist about any health issues you may have as some patients need antibiotics before surgery in order to prevent complications. It is also wise to schedule regular dental visits as routine examinations and cleanings can prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease.


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At Let's Smile Dental, we use cutting-edge technology to make your visit as comfortable, relaxing and pain-free as possible.

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Whether you are looking for orthodontic treatments, like braces or Invisalign, pediatric care for your child or implants, let our professional staff schedule the perfect time for your next visit!

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Our adult and kid-friendly dental office and staff work hard to make sure that the whole experience is joyful and easy for both the kids and their parents.


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My son loves it here. The dentist and hygienist describe every tool they are about to use and how they are going to use them. Most importantly, they know how to talk to kids and have a good sense of humor.
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We were in an emergent situation after a playground accident/trauma and within 10 mins of calling and upon arrival, we were greeted, evaluated, and treated immediately on our first visit.
They are AWESOME....I make that drive from Alexandria to Fairfax to take my kid here. My kid loves that they make her feel comfortable and they are just happy and jolly.


To accommodate your busy schedule, Let’s Smile has three locations in the Northern Virginia metro area. We offer flexible hours and our wonderful staff can help you schedule an appointment today!




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