Dental implants offer the best solution for missing teeth or for teeth that are damaged to the point where they cannot be saved. Because the implant is placed into the jaw bone, dental implants are a permanent solution that can even prevent bone loss in the jaw. Our Fairfax implant dentist can help you determine if a dental implant is the solution for your missing or damaged tooth.
If you are looking for an experienced implant dentist in Fairfax or the surrounding areas of Virginia, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban today or call 703.957.7779 for a consultation.
Dental Implants Candidates
You may think that you are not a good candidate for the dental implant process due to a medical condition or because of other factors affecting your oral health. Some of the factors that can affect dental implants include:
Existing Medical Conditions – If you can have routine dental treatment, you can probably have dental implants. Even with high blood pressure or diabetes, dental implants may be a good choice.
Gum Disease – Patients with gum disease usually have success with dental implants. In fact, dental implants can help improve your overall oral health when used with good oral hygiene habits.
Dentures or Bridges – If you have partial dentures or dental bridges, implants can be used as a more permanent replacement or to help anchor your bridge or give your dentures a more secure fit.
Bone Loss – Bone shrinkage in the boney ridge beneath the teeth is common after losing a tooth. Depending on the extent of bone shrinkage, a bone graft may be able to secure an implant. Dental implants can help prevent bone shrinkage if they are placed soon after the loss of a tooth.
Smoking – Smoking does lower the success rate for implants. If you are considering implants, now is a great time to try to quit smoking to improve your chances of success with your implant and to help keep your natural teeth looking their best.
If you would like to know more about dental implants, please speak with the office of Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS, today.