Dental Implants

Loudoun Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

General Dentists & Cosmetic Dentists located in Leesburg, VA

Dental implants are the single best, permanent way to replace missing teeth. At Loudoun Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Leesburg, Virginia, Haidy Messih, DDS, and Anthony Black DDS provide single and All-on-4 implants, depending on your situation. Learn more about dental implants as a tooth replacement option by calling the office or requesting a consultation online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent solution to one or more missing teeth. Implants feel natural and look like your own teeth. An implant is a metal post implanted surgically into your jaw onto which your dentist attaches a custom-made prosthetic tooth.

You care for and use implants just like you do your natural teeth. You can eat, speak, and smile like normal, without fear of slippage or damage to your smile.

Why should I consider dental implants?

Dental implants can restore your confidence as well as your ability to bite and chew normally. Other benefits of implants include: 

  • They are permanent
  • Fit comfortably
  • Look completely natural
  • Support jawbone structure
  • Protect surrounding teeth
  • Are a cost-effective solution
  • Enhance facial features
  • Are stable and won’t fall out or slip
  • Don’t inhibit speech or eating

Dental implants also keep your real teeth from shifting or crowding.

Who is a good candidate for dental implants?

The doctors at Loudoun Family and Cosmetic Dentistry evaluate your oral health to determine if you’re a good candidate for implants. They’ll consider if:

 

  • You’re missing one or more teeth
  • Your jaw has finished growing
  • Your gums are healthy
  • You want to replace a bridge
  • You desire a permanent solution

The doctors go over all the benefits and risks with you to determine if dental implants are your best option for missing teeth. They provide consultation and the restorative work needed while working hand in hand with surgeons to create a treatment plan.

What are my options for dental implants?

Depending on your specific needs, you may choose endosteal or All-on-4 implants.

Endosteal implants are the most common type of implant and are inserted directly into your jawbone. The type of endosteal implant that Dr. Black or Dr. Messih chooses for you depends on the quality and amount of bone that you have in your jaw.

All-on-4 implants are a type of full-mouth implant that are a superior alternative to dentures if you’re missing a full row of teeth. The dentists place four dental implants into your jaw, onto which they affix a set of natural-looking replacement teeth. You may also be a candidate for bridge-supported implants.

If you’re missing teeth, consider dental implants to restore your smile. Call Loudoun Family and Cosmetic Dentistry or request an appointment online to learn more today.