What Is A Dental Implant?

what is a dental implant A dental implant can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. A dental implant can be a long-lasting, effective solution for patients suffering from tooth loss.

At the Arroyo Center for Aesthetic Dentistry in Washington, DC, we offer a full range of tooth replacement options including dental implants. Dr. John Arroyo and Dr. Jeremi Arroyo will work with you to determine if dental implants or another tooth replacement option is right for your specific needs. Our goal is to restore missing teeth through personalized, comprehensive dental care.

What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium post, which is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. The dental implant is made up of three parts: the dental implant, the abutment, and the prosthetic. Depending on whether you are missing one or more teeth, a dental implant can be used to secure a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge.

Dental implants offer natural-looking results for patients missing one or more teeth. With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last many years. Depending on your needs, Dr. Arroyo can place dental implants in our comfortable Washinton, DC dental office.

The Dental Implant Process

The Implantation: If you are a good candidate for dental implants, your dentist will surgically attach the dental implant into the jaw bone. Typically, dental implants will need 3-6 months to fuse with the jaw bone. The dental implant will need to heal before your final restoration is attached.

The Final Restoration: Once the dental implant fully fuses with the jawbone, an impression of the teeth are taken to create your final restoration. Whether your final restoration is a dental crown, bridge, or denture, it will be color matched and shaped to match seamlessly with your existing teeth. Once your final restoration is fabricated, Dr. Arroyo will carefully attach it to the dental implants, creating a beautiful new smile.

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The longer missing teeth go unaddressed, the more likely patients may develop an infection, bone loss, gum disease, and even further tooth loss. At Arroyo Center for Aesthetic Dentistry, our dental care team works with you to find the right solution to address your dental needs. To learn more about our service, visit our Washington, DC dental facility. Patients can call to schedule an appointment online.