Dental Implants Specialist

Alonzo M. Bell, DDS -  - General and Cosmetic Dentistry

The Bell Dental Group

Alonzo M. Bell, DDS

General and Cosmetic Dentistry located in Alexandria, VA

Missing one or more teeth distracts from your smile and opens the door for a variety of oral health problems like bite misalignment. At The Bell Dental Group in Alexandria, Virginia, general and cosmetic dentist Alonzo M. Bell, DDS offers dental implants as a permanent option for replacing lost teeth. If you’re missing teeth, call today or book an appointment online.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

If some of your natural teeth are missing, dental implants are the next best thing. These implants are even stronger than natural teeth because a tiny rod made of titanium anchors them, one of the strongest materials in the world.

Dental implants are the only restoration option that replaces both tooth and root. If you’ve completely lost your tooth, Dr. Bell uses dental implants as a permanent replacement.

After the implant heals, the titanium rod fuses with your jawbone. Dr. Bell places a dental crown on top of the implant, leaving you with a replacement tooth that looks and feels just like the original.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants offer several benefits compared to other tooth restoration options, such as dentures or dental bridges.

Strength and durability

The titanium rod that Dr. Bell uses in your dental implant can carry more weight than a natural tooth, making them stronger and longer-lasting.

Dental implants are the only tooth restoration option to enhance the power and durability of your teeth, making them a smart and cost-effective choice in the long term.

Comfort and convenience

Since the implants fuse with your jaw bone, they don’t shift or move around. That makes it easy to enjoy all your favorite foods without worrying about problems biting or chewing.

These implants also stay put while you’re speaking, alleviating any concerns about speech impediments frequently caused by dentures.

Aesthetic appeal

Dr. Bell expertly designs the crowns on your implants to match neighboring teeth so that no one can tell the difference. Although you still need to clean your implants just like real teeth, they’ll never decay or get cavities.

How does a cosmetic dentist use dental implant restorations?

Dr. Bell takes a team approach to dental implants. He partners with a dental implant surgeon in Alexandria who performs the surgical placement of the titanium root. If this seems confusing, don’t worry! Dr. Bell guides you through every step of the procedure during your initial consultation.

Once the implant surgery is complete, Dr. Bell takes over by placing a crown on top of the implant.


If you’re missing one or more teeth and want to learn more about how dental implants can help you, call The Bell Dental Group or book an appointment online today.