Dental Implants in Vienna, VA
Tooth loss can be a devastating event, both for a patient’s oral health and sense of self-confidence. Thankfully, Dr. Neil Flenniken and Dr. Suzan Rismani-Flenniken can help you regain a complete, healthy smile here at Monarch Dentistry with dental implants. Implants are metal posts (often made of titanium) that are inserted surgically into your jawbone, seamlessly replicating a healthy tooth root and stimulating your natural tissue so that it remains full and healthy.
While a little more expensive than traditional reconstructive solutions, dental implants offer patients truly extraordinary health and aesthetic benefits. In fact, they feel and function just like natural teeth! If you’re interested in undergoing a consultation, please contact our Vienna, VA office right away. Patients from Washington D.C., Tysons Corner, McLean, and beyond are also welcome.
Choosing Dental Implants
To successfully receive dental implants, patients need to maintain generally good oral health and have an adequate amount of jawbone structure in the affected site to support the placement. If these conditions aren’t met, they are fixable, but additional services could be required. What’s most important when choosing dental implants is that patients are committed to practicing a quality oral hygiene routine and attending regular check-ups at our Vienna, VA practice.
The Implant Process
Once our Vienna team has determined that dental implants are the best choice for your unique needs, your procedure will begin with their surgical placement into your jawbone. While many dentists have to refer their patients to other specialists to handle this portion, our experienced doctors are able to perform it right here at Monarch Dentistry for your convenience and comfort. Once the implants are placed, it will take some time for your bone and tissue to heal from the procedure and create a strong foundation with the implant(s). When you’ve successfully recovered, you’ll return to our office so that we can design and place a brand-new, custom restoration over the implants, completing your new and improved smile.
Tooth Restoration Options
When restoring a single implant, our doctors will use a durable and lifelike all-ceramic crown so that the health of surrounding teeth won’t be compromised. When restoring multiple implants, an implant-retained prosthetic can be designed to securely attach over them, providing beautiful replacements all at once. We’ll work with you to determine the best option for your situation.
Dental implants offer patients several valuable benefits, especially when compared to more traditional tooth replacement methods like dentures and bridges. These include:
- Dental implants are the only reconstructive solution to provide a new tooth root in addition to the crown (the white, visible portion in your smile), protecting patients from the threat of jawbone deterioration and reduced oral health.
- Dental implants can be treated just like regular teeth, no inconvenient changes to your diet or oral hygiene routine required.
- In most cases, the placement of dental implants won’t require the removal of any healthy tooth structure.
- With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last 10 years, 20 years, or even for the rest of the patient’s life!