The best way to replace a missing tooth.
One of the most important recent advances in dentistry is the dental implant. This is an artificial tooth upon which a restoration is made, such as a crown, denture or bridge. The implant itself is made of titanium, which is strong and lightweight. It replaces the root of the missing tooth. Dentists have used Implants successfully for nearly 40 years in dentistry, so they have a long history of effectiveness.
Some important facts to know about dental implants:
Because of all of the above reasons, dental implants have largely replaced most of the older, more outdated methods of replacing missing teeth.
We generally do implants in two stages: the surgical placement stage, and the restorative stage (when we place the new tooth on top of the implant). Here at our office, we work closely with a local team of oral surgeons who are among the very best in their field. After the surgeon places the implant, we carefully restore with a crown, bridge, or a denture.
Over the last 20+ years, Dr. Wooddell has restored hundreds of teeth. For questions or to schedule a consultation, call our Annandale dental office at 703.698.9698 or fill out the form to the right. We are conveniently located near Fairfax, Vienna, Merrifield and Burke, VA.