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Implant Dentistry

Farhoumand Dentistry

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Tysons Corner, Vienna, VA

Missing teeth causes negative physical and psychological effects. People stop smiling to hide the fact they have a missing tooth or teeth. Some people go as far as socially isolating themselves. Not only does tooth loss causes people to feel and look older but it also lowers self-confidence. Physically, missing teeth can affect speech, bite, chewing (affects the digestive system), and overtime it shifts the position of your other teeth. Nowadays, Implant dentistry treatment is considered the gold standard when it comes to restoring your missing teeth. If you’re missing a tooth or need to have a tooth pulled, visit Dr. Foad Farhoumand and Dr. Farah Farhoumand and their team at Farhoumand Dentistry in Vienna, Virginia. They can evaluate you to see if you’re a good candidate for a dental implant and schedule your treatment. Schedule your implant consultation by using the online scheduler or by calling the office.

Dental Implants Q & A

All you need to know about dental implants:

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a metallic titanium-based screw like component that fuses to your jaw bone acting similar to the way a root on a tooth immersed in bone. These fixtures are biocompatible and completely safe for the human body. Once these screws integrate with your natural bone your dentist can place a crown prosthesis simulating your own natural dentition.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

  1. They are the closest to your natural teeth
  2. They are easy to clean
  3. They improve your bite
  4. Improve your ability to speak
  5. Improve chewing
  6. Improve overall quality of life
  7. They prevent movement and harm to your other teeth by replacing missing teeth

Which is better implant or a bridge to replace a missing tooth?

Dental implants have benefits that outweigh the benefits of a bridge including:

  1. No need to touch/ damage adjacent teeth with an implant
  2. Cleaning under a bridge is very difficult and tedious, food traps underneath and inflammation occurs implants are easier to clean
  3. Placing an implant versus a bridge prevents bone loss at the missing tooth site
  4. With a bridge adjacent tooth begin to lose bone and the gums begin to recede increasing sensitivity of the root surfaces and cavities
  5. Decay is no longer an issue with implants so those prone to cavities benefit
  6. Bridges do not simulate as effectively your natural teeth and chewing ability as with implants
  7. Esthetically implants are far superior

I am in a denture what would I benefit from getting dental implants versus keeping my denture?

Implant retained prosthetics are far superior to the traditional dentures our grandparents used including:

  1. Better speech
  2. No more movement of that denture
  3. No risk of the denture popping out when you are eating, kissing, or talking
  4. The irritation most people feel with dentures goes away because you are no longer relying on your soft tissue to hold the prosthesis
  5. Overall improved oral hygiene
  6. Improved nutrition you can bite into all your favorite foods you used to enjoy without having to worry about the movement of the denture or the ability to chew
  7. They are esthetically superior

Implants are expensive why should I spend the money?

Implants can be costly; however, most insurance companies take on a portion of the costs and payment plans are available on a case by case evaluation. Farhoumand Dentistry offers CareCredit which is a financial payment plan with zero interests for up to a year.  Dental implants are an investment in your overall health, appearance, self-esteem and improvement on quality of life. 

Will it hurt?

Patients are usually given an anti-anxiety medicine if needed prior to the procedure, no need to be asleep for it. Management of discomfort is addressed usually with Advil, Motrin, or Tylenol. Most individuals return to their normal routines and activities within a day or two.

If you would like to schedule a consultation please do not hesitate.

Book your implant evaluation at Farhoumand Dentistry online or over the phone today.