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One of the most universally successful options for tooth replacement is a dental implant. Let’s look at the basics to see if they are right for your smile needs.

If you are missing multiple teeth, your jawbone will likely weaken over time. Implants can help restore your smile’s strength. Maintaining proper jaw support is a major benefit of dental implants.

Implants are placed directly into your jawbone. The bond between your implant and your jawbone will grow stronger by a process called osseointegration. This is a large benefit for your smile, but it does require that all dental implant patients must have sufficient initial jaw strength to sustain the implant procedure. This makes it very important to talk to your doctor as soon as possible, to ensure that your jawbone maintains its strength.

Implants can last a lifetime if you take care of them, and they look and act just like your natural teeth. This improves such daily functions such as biting, chewing, and speaking.

If you have missing teeth, don’t delay talking with your doctor about dental implants. To schedule an appointment in Woodbridge, Virginia, call Wright Smile Center of Woodbridge at 703-878-7883. Dr. Rita D. Wright and our team look forward to seeing you and helping you decide about your dental restorations.