For a number of dental issues, such as a missing tooth, dental implants are a recommended treatment. In addition, nowadays, there are many dentists who also recommend that a tooth be extracted and replaced by a dental implant instead of performing a root canal. This begs us to ask the question about whether or not dental implants are safe?

Given the right experienced implant dentist, like Dr. Pamela Marzban, and healthy conditions for your dental implant, there is little to no safety risk. There are a few factors which need to be considered before implants are placed and they include:

  • Patient health
  • Measurement of area where implant will be placed
  • Type of implant material
  • Dental habits of the patient
  • Overall oral health of the patient

Once these conditions are met, positioning your dental implant is an effective and long-lasting tooth replacement. What a dental implant does is become a replacement for the tooth’s root; only one which is surgically inserted permanently. A dental crown becomes the visible portion of the tooth. With both the crown and the implant, you now have a strong restoration which is secure and comfortable and behaves like a real tooth.

Our, Fairfax implant dentist, Dr. Pamela Marzban, can not only provide dental implants. She will also discuss other tooth replacement options like a dental bridge. While a dental bridge is a good option, dental implants are actually better – mainly because they provide a replacement for the tooth’s root as well as the portion visible above the gum line.

If you are interested in learning more about either dental bridges or dental implants, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban, DDS. Or, call 703-323-8200 to schedule your initial consultation with our experienced Fairfax implant dentist.