Dental Implants Specialist

Acclaim Dental

Flora Tajalli, DDS

Cosmetic Dentist & General Dentist located in Herndon, VA

If you want a way to replace your missing tooth or teeth that can last a lifetime, talk to Flora Tajalli, DDS, at Acclaim Dental about dental implants. With this permanent tooth replacement, you get a tooth that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth. To get started, call the office in Herndon, Virginia, or book your appointment online today.

Dental Implants

What’s a dental implant?

A dental implant is a type of tooth replacement. Rather than being held in place by a removable plastic base (as is the case with dentures) or a dental crown (as is the case with bridges), a dental implant is rooted in place just like a natural tooth. 

This way, your replacement tooth lasts for decades without the need for any adjustments. 

What’s more, because it looks and feels just like a natural tooth, a dental implant is ideal for people who want a full, confident smile. 

With this implant, you can eat and drink normally and don’t have to worry about anything impeding your speech. You get a gapless, functioning smile that feels completely comfortable. 

Candidates for dental implants have strong, healthy jawbones. Acclaim Dental offers an exam and X-rays to determine if a dental implant is right for you. 

How does a dental implant work?

To root your replacement tooth firmly in place, Acclaim Dental performs a surgical procedure during which they implant a metal post into your jawbone. This post serves as the root for your replacement tooth or teeth. 

Their dedicated team ensures you’re completely comfortable both during and after your procedure. In fact, postoperative pain is so uncommon that they recommend you return to their office for an evaluation if you have any pain in the first 72 hours after your surgery. 

Next comes a waiting process that allows your jaw to heal with the post in place. This usually takes three to five months. 

Once healed, Acclaim Dental affixes your replacement tooth or teeth to the post. Immediately after this appointment, you can talk, eat, and drink normally with a full, beautiful smile. 

Can a dental implant replace more than one tooth?

Yes, and you don’t need more than one implanted post even if you have a few teeth to replace. Acclaim Dental can create your replacement teeth so they’re bonded together, allowing them to fill in the gap in your smile with just one post serving as the root for your replacement teeth. 

If you’re interested in learning more about how a dental implant can permanently replace your missing tooth or teeth, call Acclaim Dental or schedule your appointment online today.