Restorative Dentistry

1) Dental Implants

Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants
are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or
permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.
­Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate
must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral
­Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a
synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.
­Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. ­ Following the
procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the
device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow­up procedure to connect the tooth.
­Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off
infection following the procedure.
­Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.

Dr. Yousaf provides beautiful and healthy smiles with dental implants for the residents of Stafford County, Quantico Base, Manassas, Woodbridge, Fredericksburg, Garrisonville, and Roseville, VA.