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Dental Implant Placement

Dental Implant Placement Purcellville, VA

Dental implants are little metal anchors that act like tooth root substitutes. For most patients, the placement of dental implants in our Purcellville, VA office requires two surgical procedures. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are then attached to the implant which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for the artificial replacement teeth.

First, the implants are placed within your jawbone. The first 3-6 months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of your gums and start to gradually bond with your jawbone. This process is called osseointegration. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat soft foods at this time.

During this time your new teeth are expertly being crafted.
Once the implant has bonded with your jawbone, the replacement teeth are made over the posts. The entire procedure takes approximately six to eight months.

Dental implants have been used all over the world for over 30 years and are considered very safe. The entire process is painless and sedation is available as well. Some soreness and tenderness is expected after the procedure but this will dissipate after a couple of days.
Dental implants are actually stronger than natural teeth. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life and are extremely pleased with their results.

For more information about dental implants please contact our office in Purcellville, VA at 540-441-3861.

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