Across the country, tooth loss is still a common problem, affecting people of all age groups. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 40% of American adults are missing at least one tooth, and approximately 40 million are living with full tooth loss. In addition to the cosmetic issues, tooth loss can also put your oral and general health at risk.
Whether you have lost one or more teeth to decay, gum disease, or physical injury, there have never been more options available than now to recover your smile—the most ideal approach being dental implants. Here at Herndon Dental Arts in Herndon, VA, your dentist, Dr. Taraneh Zand, recommends implants for healthy adult patients looking for a long term solution to tooth loss. Read on to learn more!
Fix Your Smile and Improve Your Oral Health with Dental Implants from our Herndon Office
Implants are a unique restoration in that they restore both the root and the crown, making them the next best thing to a natural tooth in terms of stability and oral health. While other dental restorations (such as dentures) restore functionality and aesthetics, only implants can stimulate the jawbone and prevent its shrinkage.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Implants can do more than just give you a great-looking smile—they can also improve your oral health and quality of life. Some of the advantages of choosing dental implants include:
- Comfort and stability—once the implants have been installed, they look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth
- Long term solution—with proper care, implants have a very high success rate and are designed to last
- Versatile—implants are available for full or partial tooth loss and can support everything from a single tooth to a set of dentures
If you are a healthy adult and have enough bone density to support an implant, you may be a good candidate for dental implants. However, the only way you can know for sure is to schedule an appointment with your local dentist.
Interested? Give us a call
For more information about dental implants and our other cosmetic and restorative options, contact Herndon Dental Arts today by calling (703) 953-3307 to schedule an appointment with your dentist.