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Alexandria VA Dental Implant Expert | What to Expect

dental implant and crownAs the premier dental practice of Dr. Mojgan Mazhari, Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio provides cosmetic and restorative dentistry with a compassionate, gentle touch. Whether you’re visiting our Alexandria, Virginia, office for a dental implant or another treatment, you can anticipate experienced, personalized care that prioritizes your satisfaction, restores your smile, and improves your long-term oral health.

Here’s what you should know about this revolutionary tooth replacement therapy and the process Dr. Mazhari uses to transform your smile using this method.

Dental Implants: A Transformative Solution for Damaged or Missing Teeth 

Damaged and missing teeth aren’t just aesthetic concerns—they can significantly impact oral and overall health, leading to bite changes, bone deterioration, chewing and speech difficulties, an increased risk of periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay, and other complex problems. Dental implants can help you achieve and sustain a functional, brilliant smile for years—or even decades—to come. 

What to Expect From Planning to Placement 

Dental implants can be life-changing, but transforming your smile takes time. Here’s what to expect on your journey to improved oral health in the several months it typically takes to complete treatment. We perform implant and crown (or bridge) placement in our state-of-the-art dental office.

Initial Consultation 

Dental implant therapy starts with a consultation with Dr. Mazhari to discuss your eligibility and options for treatment. We take CT scans of your upper and lower jaws, which allows us to measure bone quantity and quality, and determine if a bone graft procedure might be necessary to increase the likelihood of a successful outcome. 

Advanced Imaging 

Dr. Mazhari uses a cutting-edge iTero intraoral scanner to capture highly detailed 3D images of your teeth and oral structures.

Treatment Planning and Virtual Placement 

Next, Dr. Mazhari coordinates with her laboratory to have the iTero images stitched to the CT scans, allowing her to meticulously plan and design every aspect of your care. She also virtually places the implant prior to fabricating the surgical guide (a tool used to direct the implant), ensuring improved accuracy and efficiency on the day of your procedure.

Dental Implant Placement 

Carefully planning every detail of your treatment ahead of time allows for quick and easy placement of your dental implants. While the length of the procedure varies, many of Dr. Mazhari’s patients are in the dental chair for less than an hour (for a single implant). 

Implant and Jawbone Fusion

Placing the implant is accomplished quickly, but before Dr. Mazhari can place a permanent crown, the titanium (or zirconia) post must fuse with the jawbone. This can take several months. Dr. Mazhari will monitor the healing progress and equip you with a beautiful transitional dental appliance that effortlessly blends with your smile while you wait for the next stage of treatment.

Permanent Crown Placement 

Approximately six months after placing the dental implant, Dr. Mazhari can affix a permanent crown to the implant, known as an implant-supported crown. Multi-unit bridges and full-arch bridges, supported by multiple implants, are options for patients requiring multi-tooth or complete arch restoration. 

Dental Implant Maintenance and Repair

After you’ve completed your treatment, Dr. Mazhari can help you keep your new smile looking and feeling fantastic. In addition to teaching proper care techniques, she can provide the professional maintenance and repair needed to refresh and rejuvenate your dental implants and affixed crowns or bridges.

Discover the Difference Dental Implants Can Make 

Damaged or missing teeth can affect your health, confidence, and quality of life. At Alexandria Dental Health & Smile Studio, renowned cosmetic dentist and skilled implantologist Dr. Mojgan Mazhari helps patients transform their lives—and their smiles—with stunning dental implants.

At Mazhari’s Northern Virginia practice, extensive training, remarkable skill, advanced technology, compassion, and a welcoming environment combine to create an exceptional patient experience. Take the first step toward the dazzling smile you deserve.