Replacing What Is Missing In Your Smile

Missing lateral incisors is common and is also treatable. Patients who are missing a lateral incisor may choose to go through treatment and fill the missing space with a dental implant. This is the most common option for treatment, however there are important factors to first consider, such as: Smoking habits Unfavorable root proximity and/or root alignment, particularly after orthodontic treatment Medical contraindications Young age......
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Is Something Missing In Your Smile?

Have you ever noticed that your smile is different? Are your canines (eye teeth) closer than usual to your two front teeth? Is your smile similar to the picture displayed to the right? Then you may have a common genetic dental problem known as congenitally missing lateral incisors. Missing lateral incisors is when the teeth adjacent to the upper front two teeth are missing. This......
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Dental Implants: The Benefits of Having Them and the Risks of Not Getting Them

There are several factors that go into deciding whether or not to get dental implants. Among the things to take into consideration when deciding on which kind of tooth replacement is best for you are the healing time, price, and durability. Before we delve into why dental implants are the best tooth replacement option, let’s talk about what exactly dental implants are in the first......
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Opioid-Free Options for Dental Implants

Opioid-free pain management is an essential aspect of dental implants placement at Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery. With the growing opioid epidemic not only in Northern Virginia but throughout the United States as a whole, Dr. Gocke knew he could do his part by searching for a pain management solution that would not pose additional risk to his patients. When it comes to controlling......
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Are Dental Implants The Right Solution For You?

Are you one of the millions of American adults with missing teeth? Dental implants are a permanent solution that can have you smiling with confidence once again—in as little as one day! Why Dental Implants Are A Good Solution Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or all your teeth, dental implants are a wonderful way to restore your smile. You may have lost teeth due......
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What is the Lifespan of a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is surgically placed into your jaw to hold a replacement tooth or bridge in place. The benefit of a dental implant is their close resemblance to real teeth and their lack of need for support from neighboring teeth because of their permanent and stable nature.  Dental implants are ideal for those individuals who have lost a tooth or......
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