There are many reasons for a missing tooth: decay, disease, traumatic injury or another cause – but no matter what the reason, a dental implant procedure by Riverside Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry could be the best way for you to do a natural-looking tooth replacement.
A dental implant is a prosthetic replacement for a missing tooth. It replaces both the root and the crown, mimicking a natural tooth. Covered with white enamel, the crown is the visible top section. Supporting the crown is the tooth root, which extends into the jaw bone of the skull and anchors the tooth in place.
The root is the part of the tooth that a dental implant effectively replaces. The top of the tooth is replaced with an abutment and lab-made cap.
A patient may be a candidate for dental implants if they:
Consult with Dr. Kassem and his experienced staff about whether your particular circumstances make you a good candidate for dental implants.
Getting dental implants means having dental implant surgery – but don’t worry: Many patients find the dental implant procedure to be simple and often relatively pain-free (with pain medications, of course).
The dental implant surgical procedure is typically done under local anesthesia, which is necessary due to the extensive penetration of implantation of the root into the gums and the jawbone.
(If Dr. Kassem estimates that your jawbone is not strong, thick, or wide enough to provide support against the constant force applied by the chewing motion, a jaw bone graft may be required prior to dental implant surgery. Without enough bone, the success rate declines and there’s a risk of implant failure, resulting in the need for even more dental surgery.)
Dental implants require time for the healing process to run its course. During healing time, it’s imperative to maintain good oral hygiene with regular brushing of the (implanted) artificial teeth and the adjacent teeth around it. It’s also very important to see Dr. Kassem and the Riverside Family Dental team for regular dental visits post-surgery, to ensure that the jawbone is ossifying around the dental implant and to check on the health of nearby teeth.
Although the actual dental implant surgery itself takes just one appointment, the entire process of getting dental implants – whether it’s one implant or multiple implants – can take several months. During this time there may be some swelling, which is normal and should eventually abate with proper care.
Are you replacing missing teeth? Do the dental x-rays show cracks? Would you rather not have to deal with full or partial dentures? Do you have a dental crown over a natural tooth but it’s still giving you mouth pain?
All of those could be reasons to indicate dental implants.
The purpose of a dental implant is to provide support for artificial teeth such as a dental crown, bridge, or even dentures. The benefits of dental implants are many – especially since the techniques of dental surgery have improved significantly over the past few decades, and no longer are we using messy adhesives or metal-post material to attach the implant. Furthermore, the quality of the modern artificial tooth – that is, the abutment topped with an artificial crown that fits on the implant – makes it an excellent replacement tooth.
No matter what the reason, dental implants may be just the right treatment option. Consult with Dr. Kassem about dental implants as a possible solution for replacement teeth.
Whether or not you have dental insurance, the staff at Riverside Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry in Leesburg VA is dedicated to your optimal oral health. What matters to us most is seeing happy, healthy smiles on the faces of your entire family.
So we offer money-saving specials to our patients, giving them a break on expense so they can take their family for that all-important regular visit to the dentist.
Please see RiversideFamilyDental.com/dentists-leesburg-va/specials for our current special offers.
Anywhere people have teeth (or are missing teeth), that’s where top-flight dentistry services are needed. Here in Loudoun County, your highly rated local dentist is Dr. Sameh Kassem, D.D.S., ably assisted by his experienced staff at Riverside Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
Please search Yelp, Facebook, and Google for patient reviews about Dr. Kassem and his team at Riverside. You’ll see an almost 5-star average and comments replete with words like “painless” and “caring” and “beyond excellent.”
Those positive reviews don’t come from nowhere. They come from the care and expertise demonstrated by Dr. Kassem and the Riverside Dental team every day, whether doing basic oral hygiene, filling a cavity, or performing dental implant surgery. We strive to be Friendly, Caring, and Professional – and we appreciate our patients who’ve shared their thoughts about Riverside with others.
If you and your family are patients of Dr. Kassem and Riverside Dental of Leesburg VA, please tell us what you think with an online review of your own! Thank you!
We’re called Riverside because we’re located just off Riverside Parkway in Lansdowne VA, close enough to Leesburg to have a Leesburg VA address – 19490 Sandridge Way, Leesburg VA, to be exact. Suite 110, ground floor.
Also, the Potomac River flows about a mile away from our office, so we really are Riverside.
You’ll find the Riverside Family Dental office near the intersection of Route 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) and Lansdowne Boulevard (Claiborne Parkway on the south side of Rt. 7), so we’re easy to get to – and parking is plentiful.
We welcome patients from around Loudoun County and even other parts of Northern Virginia. Families come to Riverside Dental from Dulles, Sterling, Cascades, Countryside, Broadlands, Brambleton, and Belmont. They also come from Lucketts, Hamilton, and Hillsboro to see Dr. Kassem for regular dental visits.
For little kids getting their first teeth…for grown adults needing dental implant placement…for seniors who may be on their second partial or full denture…Riverside Family Dental of Leesburg VA is the dentistry practice you can trust most.
Whether you’re a candidate for dental implants or you need to bring the kids in for their regular dental check-ups, you can trust your family’s overall oral health to Riverside Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
Contact our Leesburg VA dental office today to make your next appointment.
Enjoy life with healthy gums and teeth. Dr. Kassem and the Riverside offer patients a plethora of treatment options – including dental implants – to keep your teeth and gum tissue their healthiest and working their best.