A dental implant is a small titanium screw inserted into your jawbone to replace missing teeth. Because dental implants are inserted directly into your jawbone, they are a permanent solution for missing teeth. Once inserted, your dental implant will become an accepted part of your jawbone. This allows dental implants to strengthen your jaw, prevent jaw shrinkage and collapse, and remain in place for a lifetime.
Your dental implant will last forever. The restorations used to cover your implant may not. Most dental implants are covered with dental crowns. With proper care, a dental crown should last for several years. However, it is possible for your crown to wear down or become damaged or discolored.
Should your crown require replacement, Fairfax, Virginia implant dentist Dr. Pamela Marzban can simply create a new one to be placed over your dental implant. During your regularly scheduled cleanings and examinations, Dr. Marzban will inspect your crown to ensure your restoration remains strong and beautiful for a lifetime.
If you live in or around Burke, Fairfax, or Fairfax Station, Virginia and are interested in learning more about permanent tooth replacement with dental implants, please contact Dr. Pamela Marzban to schedule an initial consultation today.