Dental Implants Specialist

Springfield Dental Solutions

General Family Dentistry & Implant Dentistry located in Springfield, VA

If you’ve lost confidence because you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be the solution to restore your smile. Dr. David Yoon at Springfield Dental Solutions specializes in cosmetic treatment with dental implants. Men and women in Springfield, Virginia, rely on Dr. Yoon for state-of-the-art dental implants. To learn more about how to restore your oral function, call today or book your appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

Springfield Dental Solutions

What are dental implants?

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that replaces a missing tooth. It looks and functions like a normal tooth. Dr. Yoon affixes the custom-made prosthetic to a metal post that he meticulously roots into your gum. It’s a permanent solution for damaged or missing teeth.

What are the components of a dental implant?

There are three main parts of a dental implant:

Post

Made of titanium, the post is a thin screw that Dr. Yoon inserts into your jawbone. Your body’s natural healing process causes bone to grow around the post, securing it firmly and permanently in place.

Abutment

Made of titanium, gold, or porcelain, the abutment attaches to the post with another screw. The abutment extends above your gum line and becomes the attachment for your new crown.

Crowns

The restoration is a crown that looks exactly like your natural teeth. It’s made of porcelain and screws directly onto the abutment.

What are the stages of dental implant treatment?

The entire dental implant procedure extends over several months. Here’s what you can expect at Springfield Dental Solutions:

Consultation

Dr. Yoon takes X-rays and examines your mouth, teeth, and gums to see if you are a candidate for implant surgery. If you have good oral health and enough healthy bone in your jaw, you can move forward with treatment.

Preparation for treatment

You may be asked to restrict eating and drinking on the morning of the procedure. There’s not much more for you to do to prepare other than get a good night’s sleep and relax.

Implant procedure

With a local anesthetic or general anesthesia, Dr. Yoon makes sure you are comfortable. He then removes any remaining damaged tooth, prepares your jawbone, and places the implant. Usually, he places the abutment and a temporary crown on the same day.

Aftercare

You may be bruised and sore for a few days after the implant, but this quickly subsides. You wait several weeks for the bone to grow around the post and the gum to fully heal. When you return, Dr. Yoon places your new crown.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

To determine if dental implants are right for you, consider their many benefits:

 

  • Enhanced facial structure
  • Improved function for chewing and talking
  • Last for a lifetime
  • Feel and act like regular teeth
  • Smooth and comfortable

 

If you’re interested in dental implants, call the office or book your appointment with the online scheduler.