They say that statistics don’t lie, and the statistics on tooth loss among American adults are quite jarring. By the time they reach the age of fifty, most have lost an average of twelve natural teeth. Dental implants from Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria are an ideal solution to this problem.
Between the ages of thirty-five and forty-four, sixty-nine percent of adults have lost at least one of their permanent teeth. The main reasons for all this loss is tooth decay.
Dental implants are metal posts that are surgically placed into the jaw. Within a few months the post and bone have grown together. This becomes a solid support for an artificial tooth.
Implant-supported artificial teeth are durable and long-lasting. They look and function like natural teeth. Most recipients say that once the healing is over, they are able to eat the things they have always enjoyed.
One dental implant can support one artificial tooth. Several implants can support a dental bridge, or a full dental arch. At least three million people are already enjoying the benefits of dental implants, with more people getting one each passing year.
At Mt. Vernon Center for Dentistry in Alexandria we offer single-tooth dental implants and other restorative dentistry options. Patients throughout Mt. Vernon and Alexandria have benefitted from this top-of-the-line technology. Contact us today!