Dental implants are used to replace tooth roots that have been damaged by decay, injury or periodontal diseases like gingivitis. The implants provide a foundation for durable replacement teeth that look and feel natural. Used to fill spaces, replace missing teeth and support dentures, implants are a great and long-lasting solution for anyone who wishes to improve their smile.
Most commonly, dental implants are placed surgically into the jawbone using cylinders, screws or blades, and each implant can hold one or more artificial teeth. This technique is often used for patients as an alternative to removable dentures or bridges.
During the dental implant procedure, a tooth root implant made of titanium is inserted into the missing tooth’s bone socket. The jawbone grows around the metal post as it heals, securing the post in the jaw.
After the dental implant has bonded with the jaw, a small metal collector piece is attached to the implant to secure the new tooth. The dentist makes impressions of the teeth, creating a detailed mold of the patient’s bite which serves as a model for the new tooth or teeth. The replacement tooth, known as a crown, is then attached to the connector post. The new teeth are matched to the color of the patient’s natural teeth and are placed securely in the jawbone, making the implant look, function and feel just like natural teeth.
Implant dentistry procedures cause very little discomfort, but the benefits of dental implants are great. The natural look of implants can improve the patient’s appearance and self-confidence and reduce the discomfort often associated with removable dentures. Poor-fitting dentures can cause difficulty speaking and eating and often require the use of messy adhesive. Implant dentistry eliminates these problems. With the proper care, implants are permanent, durable and may last a lifetime.
We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and if we can be of service, please refer to our Patient Library section, or if you would like to request an appointment, please contact us by email.
Dr. Vakay is fabulous! She is the BEST dentist I have ever had.
I have always been a dental coward. When a tooth ache got very bad, I went to the Centreville Dental Wellness Center for help. This started me on a long period of processes, treatments and gentle care that has allowed me to overcome my fear and to bring my dental health back to where it is supposed to be. I can’t thank the staff at the Centreville Dental Wellness Center enough for their sensitive care.
I have been a patient at the Centreville Dental Wellness Center for approximately 15 years. I cannot offer enough praise for Dr. Vakay! She is without a doubt a top notch professional and accepts nothing but perfection in her work. She is by far the best dentist I have ever had. Thank you for your exceptional dental treatment and services!
Excellent practice. We were referred to them by a specialist that works with the Redskins . They are a class act. We recently made the switch for our kids from a pediatric dentist to Centreville Dental Wellness. Very happy we did. They are very kid friendly and did superior cleanings than the prior dentist. Highly recommend them.
This dental practice is absolutely wonderful. I have had multiple procedures and follow ups that have made me love my smile again! I have a lot of trepidation about dental work but this practice has made me enjoy the entire experience. My three year old daughter has recently become a patient as well and they were extra nurturing! Excellent practice! I travel from Arlington to continue to see them!
We were excited to open our doors on May 1 for regular patient care. We will continue to strive to provide a clean, safe and caring environment. You may notice a few differences when you arrive at our office, but they are part of the new protocol we have implemented.
IMPORTANT: rather than entering our office upon arrival, please call us first (703-815-0775) to let us know you’re here. You will be asked some screening questions over the phone, and then may enter our reception area where your temperature will be taken and hand sanitizer provided. Your shoes will also be lightly sprayed with disinfectant. You will then be escorted to a disinfected treatment room.
We are excited to welcome you back to our office!