Choosing a solution for tooth replacement at the dentist might seem like a daunting task, but with the help of Dr. Wayne Myles, many patients can learn about the various options available to them and make an educated and knowledgeable decision regarding the best next step. At Smiles by Myles, we often recommend dental implants for patients because of their many benefits.
Understanding how dental implants work
The field of medicine uses titanium metal for implants throughout the body, and this biocompatible material is also used in the field of restorative dentistry. Dr. Wayne Myles describes the dental implant as a post that is made of titanium. It is inserted into the bone of the jaw, acting as an artificial tooth root. The placement of the dental implant during oral surgery stimulates the natural growth of bone through a process called osseointegration. This causes the bone of the jaw to wrap around the implant and hold it in place. The portion of the dental implant above the gum line, called the abutment, is then restored with a dental restoration such as a crown, bridge, or denture to complete the process and replace one or more teeth in a row.
Why do patients choose dental implants?
These restorations have many benefits that patients consider when they are choosing a tooth replacement option. Dental implants are:
- A wise investment in the smile
- Long-lasting, often permanent
- Stable and strong
- Versatile, replacing one or several teeth in the dental arch
- Not removable, ensuring the best function and strength
- Perfect for restoring bone after tooth loss
Dr. Wayne Myles and his team in Reston, VA are excited to provide patients with dental solutions when tooth loss occurs, such as dental implants. To determine candidacy, call Smiles by Myles at (703) 722-6342 to request a consultation visit at our practice, conveniently located in Suite #110 at 11730 Plaza America Drive. We welcome new and current patients into our practice and welcome anyone looking for professional general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care with a dedicated team of professionals!