Dental Implants

A Permanent, Natural-Looking Solution

At Ideal Dental Solutions, we strive to deliver our patients’ ideal smiles. For some, that can mean replacing missing, broken, or dead teeth with dental implants. Our solutions look and function just like your natural teeth while also strengthening the underlying bone of the surrounding healthy teeth.

The doctors at Ideal Dental Solutions are the premier providers for dental implants in Northern Virginia. Our Tysons Corner and Arlington practices offer affordable rates and convenient times for your implant appointments.

What Are  Dental Implants?

Dental implants are a small “anchor” made of titanium. They are inserted into the jawbone to take the place of your missing tooth root. After osseointegration, when the surrounding bone has been attached to the implant, a replacement tooth is secured to the top of the implant. The new tooth looks, feels, and performs just like your natural teeth.

Dental implants can be used in various situations, whether you need to replace a single tooth, a pair of teeth, or even a full denture. The benefits of implants go beyond just their aesthetic effect; by creating anchor point(s), our dentists can use the implants to support or add retention to a denture and strengthen the surrounding jaw.

Why Would I Want Implants?

At Ideal Dental Solutions, we see and hear three things from our patients about their implants:

  • Healthier and more beautiful: When teeth are missing, the surrounding bone begins to shrink. This unhealthy bone loss can make your jawline recede. Dental implants can help prevent deterioration of the jawbone caused by tooth loss so your face retains its natural shape. As an alternative to bridgework, dental implants eliminate the need to grind down healthy teeth when replacing one or more adjacent teeth.
  • More comfortable: Dental implants are securely anchored, so there is no slipping or movement as there is with dentures. This eliminates some of the key worries of dentures, including poor fit, gum irritation, and pain from exposed nerves.
  • More confident: After your dental implants, you will never need to cover your mouth when laughing, smiling, or speaking again. You can eat your favorite foods without pain or fear of embarrassment — and taste every bite. You will look better, feel better, and live more confidently.

I Want Implants, So What’s Next?

First step, contact the top dental implant providers in Tysons Corner and Arlington — Ideal Dental Solutions! Each of our patients has a unique and collaborative experience with our seasoned team of dental experts, so make sure to reach out to us and set up your first appointment or let your IDS provider know you are interested, as soon as possible.

In general, if you’re healthy enough to have a tooth extracted, you should be healthy enough to have an implant. Whether your missing teeth are the result of injury, disease, or decay, Ideal Dental Solutions will be able to provide the proper care to make your implant happen. General good health and adequate bone in the jaw are the essential requirements, so reach out to us and we can tell you if implants are right for you.

The dental implant process involves several steps that take place over a period of four to nine months. The typical process will include:

  • Initial implant placement: This procedure is typically performed in our office under local anesthesia. Your surgeon places the implant in your jaw.
  • Over the next several months, bone will attach to the implant’s surface, anchoring it into position.
  • Depending on your particular case, an additional minor procedure creates an opening through which your artificial tooth will emerge.
  • Implant prosthetic attachment: During this phase, we will painlessly attach a prosthetic “post” to the implant.
  • A simple impression will be taken, and over the next few days, an artificial tooth will be created for a functional natural restoration.