Dental implants from The Mt. Vernon Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria support teeth so lifelike, patients have been known to forget some of their teeth aren’t real. That’s now natural their look and function is.
Those simple facts are enough to make most people choose dental implants if they need to replace one or more of their teeth. Then they learn that in addition to those benefits, implants can actually preserve and promote healthy bone mass in their jaws.
Dental Implants and Bone Loss
An unfortunate consequence of losing teeth is that the surrounding bone begins to atrophy. This begins almost immediately, and is usually noticeable within a year or so. The person’s face takes on a shrunken or sagging appearance. The more teeth that are missing, the more pronounced it is.
This happens because of the missing tooth root. But because dental implants are physically attached to the jaw, they mimic the root. The natural biting and chewing motions stimulate the bone and encourage new tissue to grow around the implant.
One dental implant can support one artificial tooth, and several can support a bridge, and even a full dental arch. At The Mt. Vernon Center for Dental Anesthesia in Alexandria we have placed them in patients throughout the area. They also come to us for family dentistry. Please give our office a call to schedule an appointment today!