Dental Implants Specialist

Virginia Dental Group PLLC

Cosmetic Dentists & General Dentists located in Fairfax, VA

With custom dental implants, you can enjoy a fully functional replacement tooth that looks just like your natural teeth. At Virginia Dental Group PLLC in Fairfax, Virginia, skilled dentist Lida M. Vargas, DDS, uses CT scan technology for optimal dental implant placement and excellent lasting results. Use the online scheduler or call the office for your dental implant consultation today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are stable prosthetic teeth that replace your missing teeth. Each dental implant is individually made to fit in your mouth perfectly in terms of both function and looks. Dental implants are permanent because they're surgically implanted in your jaw.

How are my dental implants planned?

Planning ahead is the rule at Virginia Dental Group! Because your dental implants will be a permanent part of your mouth, perfect placement is absolutely crucial. For this reason, Virginia Dental Group uses CT scan technology to determine optimal implant placement.

By using CT scan technology, Dr. Vargas can make sure that you have the right ratio of jaw density to implant depth in the areas where your implants are to be placed.

What is the dental implant process like?

After carefully pre-planning your dental implants with CT scan technology, Dr. Vargas embeds the dental implant post, which is made from biocompatible titanium, into your jaw. The implant post replaces your tooth root and securely anchors the tooth part of the implant.

Following implant post insertion, you typically need a healing period so the titanium posts can osseointegrate, or merge with your jawbone. This can take several months at least.

In your next visit to Virginia Dental Group, Dr. Vargas attaches your custom restoration (usually a crown) to your implant post to complete your smile.

Are dental implants better than dentures?

Most patients today find that dental implants are better than dentures for a few reasons, including that they:

  • Are permanent, while dentures need to be replaced every few years
  • Look completely natural, while dentures may not
  • Are easier to care for
  • Are stronger and sturdier than dentures

Many patients choose dental implants because they’re the best-looking, longest-lasting and most-durable teeth replacement option available today. Although dental implants are more costly than dentures initially, it tends to even out over time since you don’t have to replace them.

Want to learn more about dental implants? Use the online scheduler or call Virginia Dental Group for your consultation now.