What is a dental implant?
As the name suggests, this tooth replacement begins with the implantation of a titanium screw into the jaw. This is done surgically and takes an average of three to nine months to completely osseointegrate, or fuse with the bone. When this stage is complete, an abutment will be added to the post, and finally, a crown is placed on the abutment to act as your new tooth.
Who Can Get a Dental Implant?
Most patients who have a qualifying condition and are healthy enough to undergo surgery can receive a dental implant. Like any medical or dental procedure, dental implants are not right for everyone. Only a qualified dentist such as Dr. Ahmed can determine if dental implants are right for you. Some conditions that might prevent dental implant surgery are:
- periodontal disease
- osteoporosis (lacking sufficient bone density to fuse with implant
- uncontrolled diabetes
- cancer treatment
- severe cardiovascular issues
If you would like to find out if dental implantation is the best teeth replacement solution for you, schedule a consultation with us today by calling (703) 678-6666