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    Dr. Ike Lans Helps Patients Preserve Bone and Gum Tissues with Dental Implants

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    Ashburn, VA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ike Lans, is helping patients who have experienced permanent tooth loss preserve vital jawbone and gum tissues with the latest implant technology.

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    Ashburn, VA cosmetic dentist, Dr. Ike Lans, is helping patients who have experienced permanent tooth loss preserve vital jawbone and gum tissues with the latest implant technology. While dental implants restore full aesthetic and functional value to the mouth, they also help keep the surrounding bone and tissues in-tact. Without a permanent replacement like dental implants, that gum and tissue would continue to diminish over the patient’s lifetime, leading to further health complications. Dental implants represent some of the latest technology that the dental industry can offer for restorative procedures. The structure of a dental implant mimics that of a natural tooth; the small titanium implant, or screw, acts as the root of the tooth, and the attached artificial crown is designed to look just like the visible portion of a natural tooth. The dental implant itself helps keep the jawbone viable and the surrounding ligaments and gum tissues active. “Just like how muscles atrophy when they’re not put to use, the same thing can happen with the jawbone and gum tissues when they don’t have a use, due to missing permanent teeth,” said Dr. Ike Lans, dental implants dentist in Ashburn, VA. “The bone resorption caused by a single tooth can lead to additional tooth loss as the bone continues to resorb in the local area. Dental implants are helping our patients preserve their natural bone and gum structure, preventing further complications down the road as they age.” Dr. Lans encourages adult patients who have experienced tooth loss to consider options for permanent dental implants sooner rather than later, to prevent the bone from resorbing too much, preventing an implant from ever being placed without the help of bone grafting to the area. In the case of denture patients who have had a full mouth of missing teeth for an extended amount of time, continued tooth loss can lead to accelerated bone resorption that can alter their facial structure. The dental implant process takes place over a series of weeks and months, as Dr. Lans works closely to design and implement the patient’s new smile. Dental implants are placed using a surgical procedure as the small titanium screws are inserted into the patient’s jawbone. These implants are given several weeks or months to heal, after which, an artificial crown is attached to it that looks, feels, and functions just like a natural tooth. In addition to providing dental implants in Ashburn, VA, Dr. Lans and his staff also offer a variety of other general dental and orthodontic treatments, including tooth whitening, bridges, bonding, root canals, braces, and Invisalign. Dr. Ike Lans has been a practicing dentist for nearly three decades. He is one of the most experienced dentists in the Ashburn area, and has been voted as one of Northern Virginia’s Top Dentists. Throughout his career, Dr. Lans has remained heavily involved with continuing dental education, completing certification for additional procedures such as implants, and Invisalign. For more information about the cosmetic dental implants in Ashburn, VA that Dr. Ike Lans offers for patients with permanent tooth loss, please visit http://www.lansfamilydentistry.com and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXhPUDYvqCs.

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    Just like how muscles atrophy when they’re not put to use, the same thing can happen with the jawbone and gum tissues when they don’t have a use due to missing permanent teeth.
    - Dr. Ike Lans
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    Dr. Ike Lans

    (703) 955-4528

    http://www.lansfamilydentistry.com/

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