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Dental Implants - Single Tooth Replacement

Are you suffering from a single chipped or missing tooth? One gap in your smile or damaged tooth can have a significant impact on your smile, but natural-looking dental implants with Dr. Lu can easily correct this for patients and can restore the balance and function of your entire mouth so you can smile again with confidence.

Dental implants look and feel completely natural and are a permanent solution to missing or chipped teeth. With proper care, implants can last a lifetime, and the procedure has a very high success rate.

Dental implants are a great option for patients from Alexandria and throughout Northern Virginia who have lost or damaged a single tooth due to an injury, periodontal disease or other reason. The individualized process for receiving a dental implant with Dr. Lu begins with the development of a personalized treatment plan. Our Alexandria implant dentist will create a plan that meets your specific needs and includes the dental implant option that is ideal for you.

Next, a small titanium post, or root implant, is placed into the missing tooth's bone socket. The jawbone grows around the implant as it heals, making it securely anchored within the jaw. Then, the dentist creates a model of your bite and takes impressions of your natural teeth. Using this model, a customized new tooth is made that is later attached to an abutment, or connector post, on the implant.

Unlike dental bridges or dentures, dental implants function just like your own natural teeth and do not disturb your other teeth. During the procedure, your other teeth are left intact, which improves oral health in the long term. Individual implants also improve oral hygiene because they allow for easy access between the teeth.

Dental implants look and feel so natural that you may forget your ever had a chipped or missing tooth. Discuss your options for implant dentistry with Dr. Lu today.

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We look forward to having the opportunity to serve your dental needs. For additional questions about what dental implants for single tooth replacement can do for you, please refer to our Learning Center section of our web site, or for appointment requests or additional enquiries please call 703.955.3960 or send us an email.