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Dental Implant Maintenance

Dr. Janice Dionisio, Dr. Malini Abrol, and Dr. Sulekha Abdi of Mas Family & Cosmetic Dentistry are your dental implant maintenance dentists In Alexandria, VA. Dental implants replace broken or decayed teeth to restore function to your mouth and give you a beautiful smile. Keep reading about dental implants and come see us if you're missing a tooth!

Dental Implants in Alexandria, VA

Dental implants are made from a titanium post that looks like a screw implanted into the jaw bone. and a ceramic crown that sits on top to replace the tooth. Implants can be used after an extraction to replace teeth. Implants are the best tooth-replacement option because they are strong and mimic your natural teeth so well.

Getting an implant

The first step in getting a new implant is minor surgery to place the implant post. After this appointment, you wear a temporary tooth cap and heal for a period of several weeks. During this time a process called osseointegration takes place. The jawbone heals around and fuses to the implant, making it strong. The temporary cap may not match your smile perfectly, but it is only temporary while your custom crown is made in a dental laboratory. At a final appointment, the custom crown is placed and you leave with a new tooth!

Maintaining your implants

Practicing great oral hygiene is the key to making your dental implants last a lifetime. Implants mimic your natural teeth so well that they don't require special care to keep functioning and looking great. Your dentist will recommend brushing for two minutes twice a day and flossing at least once a day.

Even with great oral hygiene, regular teeth cleaning appointments and checkups twice a year are important for the health of your implants. If you grind your teeth at night, your dentist will recommend a nightguard to protect the crowns. Great dental care makes your implants last!

Mas Family & Cosmetic Dentistry provides dental implants in Alexandria, VA, to restore patient smiles. To make an appointment with Dr. Dionisio, Dr. Abrol, or Dr. Abdi, contact us at (703) 672-0664.

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