Dental Implants

Lowes Island Dentistry

General Dentists located in Potomac Falls, VA

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Lowes Island Dentistry's experienced dentists and licensed denturists make dental implants for men and women of all ages. Located in Potomac Falls, Virginia, Lowes Island Dentistry's exceptional team can replace severely damaged or missing teeth so you can enjoy your best smile. To learn more, call for a consultation or book your appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

Lowes Island Dentistry

What is a dental implant?

Dental implants, for many patients, are the next best thing to having natural teeth. When you lose your own teeth due to an illness, a traumatic accident, or tooth decay, it can negatively impact your self-esteem. You might also avoid smiling, or eating foods you used to love. Strong, durable, and aesthetically attractive, dental implants help restore the simple confidence that comes with having natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post that a dentist implants into your jawbone beneath your gums. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth. After the post is implanted and your mouth has healed, your dentist will attach the new replacement tooth, or crown, to the metal post permanently. The implants fuse to your jawbone, which makes them incredibly steady and secure.

These metal posts also help bridges, dentures, and crowns stay firmly attached to your jaw. Implant Direct® products used by Lowes Island Dentistry offer a wide range of different sizes and implant options, so the team can find an implant that’s customized perfectly for you.

Why are dental implants so popular?

There are many benefits to dental implants. In addition to feeling, functioning, and looking like natural teeth, dental implants offer the following advantages:

  • Can last a lifetime with good care
  • Offer an economical solution to replacing missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural smile and face shape
  • Preserve your healthy jawbone
  • Help prevent decay of surrounding natural teeth
  • Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
  • Don’t slip out of your mouth
  • Are durable and strong for eating your favorite foods
  • Aren't wide open to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Implant Direct’s life-changing technology helps bring a healthy smile to everyone.

Who are candidates for dental implants?

If you're missing teeth, you might be the perfect candidate for dental implants. Your gums need to be healthy, and your jaw must be finished growing. That's why dental implants are a fantastic solution for adults, not children.

You may also be a good candidate for implants if you’re ready to replace a bridge or partial dentures, or if you’re tired of having dentures that slip. Women or men looking for a more permanent, long-term solution to dental work may be good candidates for implants. Get all your questions about dental implants answered during a consultation with your dentist. Implant treatment might be right for you.

Schedule your consultation online or call Lowes Island Dentistry today. A confident new smile could be just around the corner for you.