Dental Implant FAQ's

Missing a tooth can really impact your smile both in aesthetics and functionality. When it comes to replacing your tooth, you may want to know what the best option for your smile is and how it can benefit you in the long run. Dental implants are a solid, durable, and long-lasting option for replacing your missing tooth and completing your smile once again!

Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants

Q. What are Dental Implants?

A. Dental implants consist of a titanium post and a crown. The titanium post is fused into your gums and jawbone and acts as an anchor to keep your tooth in place. Once your gums are healed, the titanium post will be covered by a dental crown that is custom made to fit into your smile and match your teeth in shape, size, and color.

Q. How Long do Dental Implants Take to Heal?

A. When the implant is inserted into the gums, it will take some time to fully heal and fuse together. It may take anywhere from four to six months to fully heal and be ready for the permanent crown covering.

Q. How Long do Dental Implants Last?

A. If they’re properly cared for, dental implants can last a lifetime without any further complications.

Q. How do You Care for a Dental Implant?

A. Caring for dental implants is extremely easy. It won’t take any additional steps to properly care for your implant. You should be sure to brush twice daily and floss once a day, as well as visit your dentist for regular checkups to keep your mouth free of decay.

Contact Your Dentist Today!

Take advantage of the tooth replacement options that dentistry has to offer you. Contact your dentist at Ma’s Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Alexandria, VA, today at (703) 672-0664 to learn more about dental implants and to ask any further questions that you may have.