The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to change their comfortable routines, which often includes medical care like dental work. When you are under lockdown or quarantine, the situation may be unpleasant, but it will eventually end. When that happens, you will have the opportunity to have certain dental treatments performed that you have been putting off.
Many people have also found that their oral health has been negatively impacted by changes in their oral habits or dietary routines during lockdown. Some have been consuming sugary drinks and snacks that are leading to tooth sensitivity or other problems. No matter what the case, the ending of quarantine means that you now have the freedom to receive a wide range of dental treatments, including getting started again with dental exams and cleanings if you have been putting off these types of appointments.
A Dental Implant
If you have been dealing with one or more missing teeth since the lockdowns began, you are probably itching to have a replacement. Although options like dental bridges and partial dentures exist, they are not a superior treatment option when compared to dental implants. Dental implants have become the gold standard in tooth replacement treatments.
One key benefit to having a dental implant is that it preserves the bone that would otherwise melt away without the presence of a tooth root, artificial or not. After the placement of your dental implant, your jawbone will fuse to it to firmly anchor it and keep it in place.
Dental implants also preserve nearby teeth. If you receive a dental bridge, your neighboring teeth will be compromised eventually. The materials around the bridge can provide safe harbor for bacteria, making your teeth more difficult to clean. This can eventually result in troublesome tooth decay.
The Implant Process
Receiving a dental implant normally occurs in two appointments. In the first, we place a titanium screw into your jawbone so that your jaw will firmly fuse around it in the weeks and months ahead.
Titanium is a type of metal that is commonly used in dental implants. It is an inert material that should not be expected to react in any way to your mouth, teeth, or gums. It is also quite strong and durable.
An abutment is then attached to the implant, Next, a dental crown is placed on top to serve as both the appearance and function of a tooth.
Schedule Your Consultation
Contact Breeze Dental today! We offer many dental treatments including dental implants. New patients are welcome. Many insurances are accepted . Call (703) 273-5545. You can also book online. We look forward to meeting you!