Dental implants are an ideal tooth restoration. They can restore anywhere from one to all missing teeth. The best part? They’re available at Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the patient’s jaw. What makes implants so unique is that they actually fuse with the bone, to provide a solid support for one or more artificial teeth.
The implant acts as a replacement tooth root. Because of this, they help to prevent bone recession and, in turn, support the patient’s facial structure.
What Are Implant Dentures?
Implant-supported dentures are attached to the titanium posts. It takes from four to six to support a full dental arch.
The titanium posts are usually inserted into the front part of the patient’s mouth. That’s because there tends to be greater bone mass there. It’s essential to have enough healthy bone to support the post. Even if the patient doesn’t, though, bone grafting can promote new growth, enough to support the implant.
Implant-supported dentures from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria transform lives! People from Mt. Vernon and Alexandria call us about implants and other restorative dentistry. Contact us today!