June 18, 2018

When you are missing teeth, it can be hard to get the most out of your summer barbecue season. That’s because foods like ribs, corn on the cob, and steak require a lot of oral architecture to eat as served. When you need a little something extra to restore your old bite, consider how effective dental implants have been for other patients and what they can do for you—especially if you have found that your favorite foods challenge your existing dentures.

What Are Dental Implants?

Implants are a tooth replacement option that is designed to be permanent. They are installed by your regular dentist or periodontist, and they are built to be stable and strong. Titanium anchors fix the implants to your jaw, and high quality ceramic replacement teeth are made using advanced manufacturing techniques that replicate the look of a natural smile. You can use them as an option if you’re looking for full or partial tooth replacement, too. They can do anything bridges or dentures can do, and typically with less after-installation maintenance.

What to Expect

When you work with Dr. Kharmouche in Sterling, VA; you will have clear aftercare instructions that take you through the entire recovery process. Implant procedures are simple, and patients tend to bounce back over a short period, but individual recovery times will depend a lot on the patient’s overall health. Recovery includes:

  • Temporary dietary restrictions
  • Oral painkillers for comfort
  • Post-procedure aftercare

You’ll need the help of a friend or family member to get to and from the procedure, and specific information about your temporary dietary restrictions will be available when you have a consultation about dental implants.

Make Your Appointment Today

If you’re ready to talk about dental implants so you can enjoy your summer, give us a call. Our office associates are ready to help you make an appointment so you can get back to living your best life.



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