Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime, and with good dental hygiene at home and regular checkups at The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria, they can. But sometimes things go wrong, even with the best of care. Dental implants are an ideal solution for anyone who loses one or more of their natural teeth.
Dental implants are titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone, where they fuse with the bone. Once they do they become rock-solid supports for one or more replacement teeth.
Mulitple implants, usually four, can support a full dental arch. In most cases, implant-supported dentures are made for the patient’s lower jaw. That’s because lower jaw moves so much when eating and speaking, so lower dentures benefit from extra support. The uppers are more stable. But implant-supported dentures can be made for the upper and lower jaw.
Implant-supported dentures have a number of advantages over traditional dentures:
- More stable. Because they are attached to titanium posts that have fused with the jaw, people have much greater biting and chewing power.
- Natural in appearance. They look more like natural teeth, and are easier to care for.
- Built to last. Because they are physically attached to the jaw, implants are long-lasting.
- Prevent bone recession. With traditional dentures, the bone around missing tooth roots begin to deteriorate. The titanium posts replace some of the tooth roots, so the bone is preserved.
Implant-supported dentures can transform your life, and they are among the restorative dentistry procedures available at The Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria. Patients come to our office from northern Virgina, Fairfax, and Prince William County for implants and complete family dentistry. Please call to schedule an appointment today!
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