Have you ever heard of “the aesthetic zone?” If you have a high lip line when you smile you may be familiar. This is the most visible part of your smile. It gets the most attention from those you interact with and the most common area for patients that desire dental implants.
When you’ve experienced tooth loss in the aesthetic zone it’s more important than ever to have a tooth replacement option that blends seamlessly amongst the rest of your smile and mimics a natural tooth. Your Herndon dentist, Dr. Nazil Ganji, offers dental implants that act as the best natural tooth replacement option both above the gum line and below, keeping your restoration discreet and your smile healthy.
Understanding the Parts of Dental Implants
The office of Dr. Nazil Ganji can replace both the root of your tooth (below the gum line) and the crown (above the gum line) of a dying or lost tooth. This is the best way to provide a great natural tooth alternative. We say natural because replacing the visible and otherwise embedded portion of a tooth keeps your jawbone strong and stable—not to mention their biocompatible, making it easy for your body to fuse to the implant post.
Dental implants are composed of three critical parts to create this comprehensive tooth replacement: the implant itself, an abutment attachment, and the dental prosthetic.
Dental Implant Posts
If you were to view a picture of a dental implant, the actual implant would look like a small titanium screw. This post is surgically placed into your jaw bone where your tooth has been missing. This implant mimics your natural tooth root, restoring the health of your jaw bone.
The abutment is the part of the implant that lies above the gum line once your implant post has healed within your jaw. The abutment will stabilize and support the dental prosthetic that will be attached as your visible tooth replacement.
The type of dental prosthetic that you need will vary depending on how many teeth you are missing. Single teeth are replaced with a custom dental crown. Two consecutive missing teeth are replaced with a dental bridge (two attached crowns). If you are missing several teeth or even a whole arch, your dentist can methodically place your dental implants in Herndon to fit the most helpful dental prosthetic. During your consultation, we will be able to discuss the best tooth replacements for you.
Who is a suitable candidate for dental implants?
Jawbone deterioration plays a big part in our dental health. That’s why our office recommends dental implants as the best tooth restoration option. In the same breath, jawbone density plays a part in being eligible for dental implants. Ideal dental implant patients:
- Have healthy surrounding teeth and gums.
- Have sufficient jawbone density.
- Practice excellent oral hygiene.
- Are non-smokers or patients willing to stop smoking during the dental implant process.
- Are committed to the healing process (varies from patient to patient).
- Do not suffer from autoimmune disorders that decelerate the body’s healing process.
Visit Dr. Ganji Today!
There’s no time like the present to get started restoring your smile. Missing teeth not only affects your self-confidence but also can cause further health problems. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with your Herndon implant dentist, Dr. Ganji.