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An implant is a titanium screw that acts as an artificial tooth root and is placed into the jawbone during an oral surgery procedure. After the implant has healed, a crown can be placed on top of the implant for a natural-looking restoration.

Dental implants are an attractive option because they look and function like natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures that may slip or cause pain while chewing, dental implants stay in place permanently without causing discomfort or difficulty speaking and eating. 

Best of all, you can care for implants just as you would your natural teeth with regular brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings to keep your smile looking and feeling its best over the years.

How Is the Implant Placement Procedure Performed?

The dentist will position the implant by making an incision in the gums and placing the implant post directly into the jawbone. During the healing period, the tissue will be allowed to heal, and the bone will fuse with the dental implant. Over the next few months, the patient will need to return for follow-up appointments so the dentist can ensure that the implants are integrating properly with the jawbone. 

After the healing process is complete, the abutment is placed on the implant post. This final step will involve a permanent dental crown, bridge, or denture being placed over the implant posts. You will be able to enjoy a beautiful new smile that will look natural and healthy for years to come!

What Are the Benefits of Implants?

Improved Oral Health

While other restoration options require the surrounding teeth to be altered, as is the case with dental bridges, dental implants don’t require any alterations to the adjacent teeth. This improves your oral health by preventing future damage. Dental implants are also the only tooth replacement option that helps preserve bone structure in the jaw. 

Implants Are Versatile

Most patients who have healthy gums and adequate bone density can qualify for dental implants. These restorations can replace a single missing tooth, a row of missing teeth, or even an entire arch of teeth when used in dental implant procedures such as All-on-4®.

Permanent Results 

Once placed, dental implants won’t move or fall out. They are permanent restorations that restore natural beauty and healthy function. Unlike other options, there’s no need for messy adhesives or special cleaning products. Simply brush twice a day and visit the dentist regularly for checkups and cleanings.

What Are Implant-Supported Prosthetics?

An implant-supported prosthesis is a dental prosthesis that has one or more artificial teeth attached to dental implants. Dental implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone to provide stability for the prosthesis. They offer significant advantages over their alternatives, such as conventional dental bridges or dentures.

Are Implant-Supported Prosthetics Right for You?

If you have lost a full arch of teeth, an implant-supported denture may be right for you. The denture can be attached to small metal bars that are secured to the dental implants. These dentures provide a comfortable fit and function, much like a natural set of teeth. 

Dental implants are also often used to secure partial dentures, as well as individual crowns. Our dentist can help you determine which type of dental prosthesis will be best for you after a thorough examination.

Common implant-supported dental prostheses include:

  • Fixed bridges
  • Partial dentures
  • Full dentures
  • All-On-4® Implants

What Benefits Do Implant-Supported Prosthetics Offer?

The benefits of implant-supported prosthetics include the following:

Improved Appearance

Missing teeth can cause patients to appear older than they actually are. By providing support to the facial structure, implant-supported prosthetics can help patients look younger and more vibrant.

Easier Eating

Dental implants help stabilize prostheses and reduce slipping during eating. The ability to eat normally is important for maintaining good nutrition.

Maintain Oral Health

When teeth are not replaced, the jawbone deteriorates over time. This not only affects the appearance of the face but can also cause oral health issues such as poor bite function, TMJ disorder, and speech impediments. Dental implants prevent deterioration of the jawbone, helping to maintain both oral and overall health.

Improved Comfort

Traditional bridges and dentures often cause discomfort for patients as they shift in the mouth. In the case of implant-supported prosthetics, there is no friction against the gums, so patients experience less irritation and a more comfortable fit.

For more information, contact our Alexandria dental office at (703) 823-2848 or 5130 Duke St, Suite 8, Alexandria, VA 22304, or our Manassas dental office at (703) 479-7654 or 8608 Centreville Rd, Manassas, VA 20110. Team Dental Group is just a call away!


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