Whether you’ve lost a single tooth or a full row of teeth, the skilled restorative dentist and dental care team at Tysons Dental Esthetics encourage you to consider replacing missing teeth using dental implant supported restorations. When it comes to replacing numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive missing teeth with partial dentures or restoring a full arch of teeth with a full denture, Falls Church implant-retained prosthetics offer longer lasting, better functioning, more natural looking and feeling results compared with traditional, removable prosthetics. If you want to learn more about implant-retained partial and full dentures, call to schedule a tooth replacement consultation in our state of the art dental office. We’ll do our utmost to help you find the right treatment option to fully restore your flawless, healthy smile.
To replace numerous consecutive and nonconsecutive missing teeth, partial dentures are crafted to fill the gaps left by lost teeth. Partials use a gum colored base material to support numerous replacement teeth. The base is formed to fit between remaining teeth. The prosthetic teeth are attached to the base material, and the entire partial is anchored in place connected to three or more implant posts.
Full dentures are also crafted by combining a gum colored base material with a full row of teeth. Because there are no remaining teeth, the denture base is crafted to fit against the gum line. Most dentures can be supported using four to six dental implant posts.
The Implant Supported Dental Prosthetic Process
There are two phases to the implant supported tooth replacement process. The first phase is the surgical placement of the implant posts. We’ll need to make a small incision in the gums. Then, place the implant post into the jawbone. For three to six months following surgical placement, your implant posts will need to fuse with the supportive bone and gum tissue. In the meantime, you’ll receive a temporary denture. Once your implants are fused with the jawbone, you can return to our office, so we can anchor your custom crafted partial or full denture.
Benefits of Implant Tooth Replacement
Compared with traditional dentures, you can expect to experience a number of benefits with implant supported prosthetics, including:
- Increased stability – traditional dentures replace about 20% of natural function but implant retained dentures replace 70% or more healthy dental function
- Longevity – traditional prosthetics should be replaced every five to seven years, but implant dentures can last two decades or longer with proper care
- Improved confidence – you can speak, chew, and smile with complete confidence in every personal and professional situation
- Optimal oral health – because implants mimic the tooth roots, the bone and soft tissue receive adequate stimulation to maintain healthy density and volume
- Natural appearance – held firmly in place, your implant retained partial and full dentures will look just like a healthy, natural smile