About Dental Implants

Minimally Invasive Implant Surgery With Periodontal Specialists

Dr. Gouldin talks about Northern Virginia Periodontics

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Proven Tooth Replacement That Rivals Natural Teeth

Dental implants are widely regarded as the “gold standard” in replacing failing or missing teeth, and most closely mimic natural tooth structure over any other replacement options. Dental implants consist of biocompatible titanium screws (which act as tooth roots) and lifelike crowns, bridges or denture restorations (the portion visible in the mouth). Dental implants fuse with the bone over a period of several weeks to six months, and are the only tooth replacement option that has this capability. This feature, known as osseointegration, is what enables dental implants to permanently replace missing or failing teeth.

Some patients believe that receiving dental implants is a complex, painful process. In truth, dental implant surgery can often be completed, including the provisional restoration, with the final restoration in just one day and is minimally invasive and comfortable, especially when performed at the hands of skilled periodontal specialists. Our highly credentialed, board-certified periodontists have advanced training and technique in placing single dental implants, multiple dental implants and full-arch solutions. From V sedation to our compassionate, gentle approach, you can expect a positive, life-changing experience when partnering with Northern Virginia Periodontics for your dental implants.

Dr. Gouldin talks about the benefits of dental implants for tooth replacement

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What Are The Advantages Of Choosing Dental Implants?

Dental implants have a proven record of success, which is reported as 98 percent in scientific literature. Many patients who have suffered tooth loss choose dental implants for tooth replacement, as implants can replace any number of missing teeth and offer incomparable oral health and lifestyle benefits over traditional options. Patients appreciate the stability dental implants bring to their normal daily function and love the natural-looking appearance they add to their smiles.

Steven’s process of getting dental implants
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The Advantages Of Dental Implants:

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Dr. Carlos during a dental implant consultation

Our Advanced Dental Implant Process

Our implant surgery process begins with a personalized consultation to discuss your needs and preferences. We also capture 3D CAT scan diagnostic images to precisely plan your implant surgery. If you have bone loss in the jaw, we may first need to create solid support for dental implants with advanced S.M.A.R.T. bone grafting. On the day of your procedure, our doctors place your FDA-approved dental implants utilizing X-NAV Dynamic implant guidance, a protocol that ensures extreme accuracy in implant positioning. For many patients, we can extract failing teeth and place dental implants within the same visit. When your implant surgery is complete and dental implants are ready to be restored (frequently in the same day), we refer you back to your general dentist for implant crown, bridge or denture attachment.