We have listed some of the most commonly asked questions regarding dental implants. If you have additional or more specific questions, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Datta. This provides the opportunity for us to offer the most personalized information and solutions for your tooth replacement needs.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone beneath the gum line. The post will serve as a replacement tooth root providing a permanent and strong foundation for the dental restoration. Dr. Datta Malyavantham will use the implant to attach a replacement tooth which could be a dental crown, dental bridge or dentures.
Are dental implants right for me?
With recent advancements in implant dentistry, more patients qualify for some type of implant procedure. Your Ridgetop Dentist will perform a thorough analysis of your oral health and medical history to help you determine which missing teeth replacement option is right for you. Dr. Datta offers complimentary consultations for patients seeking implant-supported dental restorations at our Reston, VA dentist office.
How long does a dental implant last?
With proper oral hygiene and routine dental health exams dental implants can last for a lifetime. Many patients enjoy the long term benefits of a dental implant for over 30 years without the need for additional maintenance outside of their regular oral health care.
Can dental implants be used to secure a denture?
Yes. Dental implants are commonly used to secure a denture. Implant supported dentures offer patients added stability and improved function of their bite. All-on-Four is an implant supported denture procedure that uses as few as four implants to comfortably secure a denture.
What are the different types of dental implants?
Dr. Datta is a general dentist with advanced training in implant dentistry. We offer many techniques and styles of implants from our Reston, VA dentist office. The style of implant used will depend on the number and location of missing teeth as well as the health and stability of the bone.
How quickly can I get a replacement tooth?
After a thorough dental exam, Dr. Datta will be able to determine what your best treatment option will be for your missing teeth. If you qualify for dental implants, you will be scheduled for your implant surgery. After surgery, the dental implant typically requires 3 to 6 months to fully integrate with the jaw bone before we can secure the permanent restoration. Dr. Datta may be able to provide a temporary crown while the implant heals. The entire dental implant process typically takes around 6-8 months.
Do you offer bone grafting?
Yes. Dr. Datta offers complete services for implants, including bone and sinus grafting to stabilize and strengthen areas of thin or weak bone structure. Bone grafting will support optimal long term results for a dental implant or implant supported denture or bridge.