Healthy teeth that work as nature intended are indispensable for a high quality of life and overall health. People who wear dentures know this. The Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria provides dental implants that can reinforce dentures as never before.
Even if you have had dentures for many years, you may be a candidate for dental implants. They can be used to replace several teeth, or to anchor a full set of dentures.
Here is the process:
1. Examination and Assessment
During your first visit, we’ll take x-rays and evaluate your mouth and the condition of your teeth, gums, and jawbone. We’ll assess options with you and create a treatment plan.
2. Implant Placement
A complete dental implant and restoration consists of the actual implant or root replacement, an abutment, and final restoration. The first step is to insert the titanium alloy implant into your jawbone. This is not as difficult or painful as it sounds. Most patients are surprised at how quick and easy the procedure is.
Implant surgery would not be successful if your jawbone did not welcome an artificial and non-biological tooth root. In the vast majority of cases, the jawbone fuses with the implant to create an extremely tough foundation for the last restoration.
4. Final Restoration
With an implant-supported denture, the final arch snaps onto attachments on the implants. They are removable, yet much more secure than traditional dentures.