Dental Implants in Herndon Virginia - Dr. Flora Tajalli
For many years, the only alternatives to replacing missing teeth, were to create a bridge or a denture for the patient. Dentists and patients around the world did not like that these were the only solutions as many times, adjustments and replacements to these dentures and bridges were required. Thanks to modern advancements in dentistry, dental implants offer an alternative to dentures and bridges that can last a lifetime.
A dental implant is a synthetic post that is placed in the area where a natural tooth's root would normally be. These implants are often made from titanium, which is the same materials used in other implants like hip replacement implants. 3-5 months after the implant is placed in the bone, with proper healing, the implant integrates to the bone and allows for a permanent crown to be attached on top of it.
The typical steps involved with the placement of an implant are quite easy. The first visit is normally an evaluation visit where Dr. Tajalli will look to see if you are a viable candidate. After the exam and possibly a few x-rays, if you are found to be a good candidate, the next visit will be the implant placement. The implant procedure normally doesn't take any longer than an hour and you can even return to work afterwards if necessary!
Local anesthetic and pain medication afterwards will be provided, but most patients feel little to no pain during the procedure and afterwards. In fact, in Dr. Tajalli's experience, if you are experiencing any pain after the first 72 hours, she insists you come back for evaluation as that is extremely uncommon.
Dr Tajalli has been placing implants for almost three years now and has gone through the most vigorous training offered in the area. If you have any questions specifically regarding dental implants, call the office today to schedule a free consult.