Dental Implants

Replacing your missing tooth doesn’t have to mean living with dentures. At Dental Studio at Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia, Sepideh Badri, DDS, and her staff offer dental implants. These long-lasting, securely rooted replacement teeth look and feel just like your natural teeth.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are replacement teeth that are rooted in your jawbone just like your natural teeth. This gives them the stable foundation they need to look, feel, and function just like a natural tooth.

Getting a dental implant requires a surgical procedure, during which your Dental Studio at Mark Center practitioner implants a metal post in your jawbone. This serves as the root for your replacement tooth.

Dental Studio at Mark Center offers dental implants to replace a single missing tooth or a set of missing teeth. Visit their office to find out how many implanted metal posts will be needed to support the number of teeth you want to replace.
Crowns are ideal when your tooth needs to be restored, either because an accident chipped away a portion or because decay compromised the tooth’s structural integrity. Once the crown is in place, it looks and feels just like a natural tooth. Crowns are particularly ideal for molars because they give you a sturdy chewing surface.
Good emergency care requires more than just a thorough knowledge of dental procedures. An emergency dentist also has to be able to work well under pressure and in high stakes situations. The professionals at Dental Studio at Mark Center all have considerable experience in these circumstances and have helped many people restore their smile and oral health.

What’s the process for getting a dental implant?

The process starts with a minor surgical procedure, during which the root for your dental implant is set into your jawbone. Then, a waiting process starts so your bone can integrate with the metal post, giving your replacement tooth or teeth a sturdy foundation. This process, called osseointegration, may take several months.

Once your jawbone has healed and the post is sturdily implanted, your Dental Studio at Mark Center provider affixes your replacement tooth — called a crown — to it. Your crown is shaped, sized, and colored to perfectly match the surrounding teeth.

How do I care for a dental implant?

Maintaining your dental implant is as easy as taking care of your other teeth. Brush, floss, and get regular dental exams at Dental Studio at Mark Center and your dental implant can last your lifetime.

The team at Dental Studio at Mark Center isn’t just skilled in placing dental implants. They’re also seasoned in dental implant restoration. If anything happens to your implant (e.g., the crown chips), the team is available to apply the necessary repairs. And they offer a wide range of other dental services — from dental fillings to teeth whitening — to protect and beautify your smile.

If you’re interested in getting the most natural-looking and feeling replacement tooth possible, call Dental Studio at Mark Center or make an appointment online today.

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