What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth. Implants are surgically placed in the jawbone to provide a restoration that is very stable and lasting. The implant post replaces the missing tooth root. After the bone and gum tissues have had time to heal following the surgical placement, our dentists attach a dental implant restoration. This replaces the portion of the tooth that is visible above the gums (the crown of the tooth). Based on which teeth are missing, we may recommend a crown, a bridge, or a complete or partial denture as your implant restoration. Once complete, your dental implant will effectively restore the health, functionality, and beauty of your smile. In fact, no one will be able to tell that you were ever missing a tooth!

Do I need dental implants?

Dr. Niles and Dr. Niles-Smith may recommend implants if you have lost one or more teeth. Dental implants are versatile and can be used to replace a single missing tooth, a few teeth, or all of your teeth. Implants are also very lifelike and are designed to function, feel, and look like your natural teeth. To discover whether dental implants in Woodbridge, Virginia, are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us at Niles Dental today.