Having worked for many years as an implant dentist in Burke, Dr. Pamela Marzban knows that many patients who require dental implants are unaware of the benefits they provide. You may believe that a dental implant is essentially just a permanent denture you don’t need to remove for cleaning, and that the dental health of people with implants and dentures is more or less the same.
The truth, however, is that dental implants do much more for your health than dentures, bridges, or other tooth-replacement options. The difference literally goes down to the roots: while dentures or false teeth on a bridge simply rest on top of your gums, a dental implant is inserted into your jawbone, eventually fusing with the bone in a process known as osseointegration.
Osseointegration provides several benefits:
- The stimulation of your jawbone by the implant makes your jaw stronger.
- This same stimulation preserves bone mass and prevents the jawbone from deteriorating.
- The implant reduces pressure on surrounding teeth.
- Implants last longer than other tooth replacement options.
- Implants can anchor dentures or bridges, making them more effective.
While dental implants will generally help make your teeth stronger, it’s important to know that the implant dentist putting them in will do a good job. Many things can go wrong with implants, so it helps to have an experienced dentist with a history of creating excellent implants, like Dr. Pamela Marzban. She has excellent qualifications and certifications, and has been named a Fellow of the acclaimed LVI Global institution, one of the top continuing-education institutions for the dental industry.
To learn more about Dr. Marzban’s experience with implant dentistry, contact her Burke dental practice at 703-349-4277, or fill out a form on this page. Dr. Marzban also serves patients in Fairfax, Fairfax Station, and the surrounding areas.