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If you’ve been living with a missing tooth (or teeth), we know just how much of an impact this can have. Our patients tell us that their missing teeth caused them to avoid photographs and hide their smile. If this sounds like you, don’t waste another day living in embarrassment. At Arlington Dental Excellence, we offer several options for treating missing or badly damaged teeth. Today, we want to focus on dental implants.

hands holding a dental implant model

What Are Dental Implants?

Compared to dentures, dental implants provide a more permanent solution to missing teeth. The implant itself consists of a titanium post and a custom-made crown that we will install over two visits. First, we will implant a titanium post in your jaw to provide an anchor for your dental implant. Once your surgical site heals, we will attach a custom-created crown on top. Crowns are created to match your natural teeth so that once you’ve healed, your implant will look and function just like a natural tooth!

How Do I Care for Dental Implants?

Although dental implants cannot develop cavities, they still require good oral hygiene. Gum disease and infection can develop if you do not take proper care of your dental implants. However, if you practice a good oral hygiene routine, you can ensure that your dental implants last for years to come. Brush your teeth twice daily for two minutes each time, floss every day, and visit our office regularly for cleanings and exams to help both your dental implants and your natural teeth flourish.

If you are interested in learning more about whether dental implants are the right fit for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Laith today. Our team will consider your oral health and your goals when determining which treatment for missing teeth is the best for you. To ask us any questions or to schedule your next visit, contact us today!

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