RESTON, VA, October 29, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Often, the ideal solution for patients who are missing teeth is not dentures, bridges or other appliances; rather, the best treatment is to replace the teeth in a permanent fashion. Using dental implants, the dentists at Smiles at Reston Town Center help patients restore their smiles.
The Dental Implant Procedure
For patients who are missing teeth, the first step is discussing dental implants
with a skilled implant dentist. After a thorough examination and consultation, if the decision has been made to place dental implants, the dentist will schedule oral surgery.
During the first procedure, the dental implant itself is inserted into the jawbone, where it will fuse. Later, a crown is placed on top of the implant to replace the missing tooth. Though this procedure takes time and is rather invasive, many patients agree that the results are well worth the effort.
Why Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a good option for patients who do not want to wear uncomfortable, cumbersome dentures or other appliances. Many patients choose dental implants because they want a permanent, natural-looking way to replace their missing teeth. Dental implants provide patients with the freedom to eat and speak without worrying about poor fit, damaging an appliance, having to use denture adhesive, or any of the other inconveniences associated with wearing dentures. For many, dental implants are simply the best choice.
A Comfortable Implant Procedure With Sedation
Sedation dentistry makes the process of getting dental implants much more comfortable for patients. Sedation refers to the use of medication to place the patient into a calmer, much more relaxed state of mind for the duration of the procedure.
The dentists at Smiles at Reston Town Center offer patients four options for sedation. The first option, nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is often used for minor services such as cleanings. The second option is oral conscious sedation, which means the patient takes medication orally prior to the appointment. This option is good for patients who experience significant anxiety. The third option, IV sedation, involves the use of medication administered through an IV. This option is used for patients who experience high levels of anxiety and/or are undergoing oral surgery. Finally, Smiles at Reston Town Center also offers general anesthesia for patients who prefer to be completely asleep during their procedures. With the exception of general anesthesia, all of the sedation methods used at Smiles at Reston Town Center allow the patient to remain awake yet very relaxed.
There are several benefits to using sedation, particularly during an invasive procedure such as the oral surgery required for dental implants. See our sedation page
for more information about how you can have a better, more comfortable dental appointment.
Smiles at Reston Town Center provides general, cosmetic, preventative, and restorative dental services for patients near Reston, VA.
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