Implants Specialist

My Face, My Smile

Shahrokh Soltani, DMD

Cosmetic Dentistry & Medical Spa located in Washington D.C., DC & Arlington, VA

If you have a missing tooth, or teeth, consider a dental implant as a permanent, functional solution. This reconstructive treatment replaces your missing tooth root and provides a more permanent solution than dentures and bridges. If you live in the Washington, D.C. area, expert cosmetic dentist Dr. Shahrokh Soltani offers implants as a viable, successful tooth-replacement option. To learn more about this game-changing oral treatment, call the office of My Face, My Smile or use the online booking agent for an appointment.

Implants Q & A

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are metal posts inserted into your jawbone to replicate the entire structure of your missing tooth. Dr. Soltani inserts the posts surgically and then attaches a customized crown for optimal function and appearance.

Why Should I Consider a Dental Implant?

The implants are a permanent fixture in your mouth, so they won’t slip or shift like dentures can. They help you maintain your normal speech and chewing capabilities. Plus, they look and feel completely natural.

Another advantage of a dental implant is that it helps keep the structure of your jaw intact. Over time, lost teeth can lead to degradation of the supporting bone, which leads to a sunken appearance.

Another advantage of a dental implant is that it helps keep the structure of your jaw intact. Over time, lost teeth can lead to degradation of the supporting bone, which leads to a sunken appearance.

How is an Implant Inserted?

If Dr. Soltani determines that you’re a good candidate for a dental implant, he’ll first set an appointment to have the post surgically inserted into your jawbone.

After inserting the post, your bone takes about six weeks to grow around it. The gum tissue also needs this time to heal. Following this healing process, Dr. Soltani applies a crown over the post to replicate a natural tooth.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Dental Implant?

Your gums and bone structure must be healthy enough to support the post. You should be free of gum disease, have good oral hygiene habits, and must stay committed to those habits.

Implants are also a viable option for people that find ordinary bridges and dentures uncomfortable or not possible due to sore spots, gagging, or poor ridges.

How Do I Care for a Dental Implant?

Immediately following a dental implant procedure, Dr. Soltani and his staff provide you with aftercare instructions to minimize pain and facilitate healing.

Once the treatment area heals, you care for the implant just as you would the other natural teeth in your mouth. It’s essential to perform regular brushing and flossing and to visit the dentist for professional cleanings at least twice per year.

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