Embarrassed by a missing tooth? Or several? You need dental implants in Falls Church, VA, a major improvement over old-fashioned dentures. Your new tooth will look, feel and act just like your natural teeth.

Dentists consider implants the most important advance in dental science over the last 30 years. They offer a much better experience than dentures, which come with definite limitations. You can’t chew certain foods when you wear dentures because they are too sticky or too hard and dense. Pronouncing specific words can be difficult and you might unintentionally make whistling sounds, which is embarrassing. Dentures need to be taken out for cleaning and to give your mouth and gums a rest each day.

Implants act like real teeth, so they don’t have these drawbacks. Patients love implants because they:

  • Look like natural teeth
  • Let you chew all types of food without trouble
  • Allow you to speak clearly and without embarrassment
  • Restore your smile

Annandale Smiles has been offering the dental implants in Falls Church, VA, for many years. The dentist and staff is fully up-to-date on current best practices. When you work with Annandale, you get the benefit of their long experience and training.

The process starts with a thorough examination of your gums and mouth to see if you are a good fit for implants. If the dentist finds signs of bone loss in your jaw, he might recommend a bone graft before getting implants.

The next step is inserting a screw into your jaw.  Over the next 3 to 6 months, your body will surround it with tissue, treating it like a natural tooth root. The dentist will monitor the progress and when it is secure, he will attach an artificial tooth to the implant.

This tooth looks like your other natural teeth. Most people can’t tell that you’ve had the work done. You can chew all types of food with it and speak clearly and without self-consciousness. Maintenance is easy—you simply follow your regular dental care routine. That means daily brushing and flossing and a checkup and cleaning every six months. With regular care, your implants will last for years to come.

Annandale Smiles handles a range of cosmetic services in addition to implants, including porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, adult braces and tooth-colored fillings. It is a full-service practice, offering preventive care like cleaning and checkups, and general dental work, like fillings and root canals.

Annandale Smiles is committed to your good oral health care. The dentist and staff are happy to answer your questions about implants and other services. If you need help with paying for your dental work, ask about their help financing options.

Call Annandale Smiles today for more information about dental implants in Falls Church, VA.