Get Dental Implants That Fit Just Right For Your Smile

Dental implants have been an amazing addition to modern dentistry. For anyone who has lost a tooth or teeth, dental implants can give you a second chance at having all your “teeth.”

Implants have revolutionized restorative dentistry. We know this from our continuing education, and we have seen it in the faces of patients at our dentist office in Fredericksburg, VA

Lloyd F. Moss Jr., D.D.S., & Lloyd F. Moss III, D.D.S., want all our patients to have the best experience possible with their replacement teeth. We are able to provide that by offering dental implants, mini implants, and implant-supported dentures.

To schedule your consultation and to learn more about our implants options, just call (540) 369-4926 or contact us online.


What Dental Implants Do

Prosthetics are replacements for missing body parts. You’ve probably seen or may ever know someone with a prosthetic hand, arm, or leg.

But you may not know if anyone you’ve met has a prosthetic tooth … unless they told you about it. Dental implants are designed to replace the roots of your teeth. Since you don’t normally see the roots of teeth, you won’t see dental implants either.

Dental implants provide some clear benefits when they are placed in someone’s jaw.

First, the implants serve as an anchor for the replacements for the natural crowns of someone’s lost teeth. For a single tooth, this would be a dental crown. A dental bridge can replace multiple teeth, and dentures replace a whole row of teeth.

Second, dental implants help you sustain the health of your jaw. Like you lost roots, your dental implants will press into your jaw with each bite and chew. This sends a signal to the jawbone to create new tissue. That new tissue replaces old tissue keep your jaw healthy and strong.

Without those signals, your jaw can start to shrink. This occurs because old tissue will be reabsorbed, but there isn’t any new tissue to replace it.

Implants provide other benefits like supporting your remaining teeth or improving your bite strength for patients with dentures. This makes them function much more like real teeth than some other teeth replacement options.

Either Dr. Moss would be happy to discuss the benefits of dental implants with you. Call us if you would like to make an appointment.


Why You Might Need Mini Implants

You may not be able to receive dental implants if you wait too long to replace the roots of your missing teeth.

At one time, you would have had to endure another procedure called a bone graft before you could get your dental implants. During a bone graft, bone tissue is transplanted to places where your jaw is too thin to support implants.

As you heal, the transplanted tissue and the existing tissue grow together. This can delay getting your dental implants by months, plus the extra procedure can add to your expenses.

At the Moss dental office, you can get mini implants instead. Min implants are small than traditional dental implants, which means they can fit in places that could not support larger implants.

Mini implants can support dental crowns, bridges, and dentures, which means you don’t have to put off your teeth replacements any longer.

Schedule an appointment with us if you are interested in dental implants or mini implants.


How Dental Implants Can Improve Dentures

Traditional dentures rest over your gums. That means your jawbone does not get the signals it needs to keep making new tissue. As a result, your jaw will continue to shrink. That affects how well your dentures fit and how secure they feel in your mouth.

A series of dental implants can keep your jaw from continuing to shrink. These implants hold your dentures securely in place. This has the added benefit of giving your greater biting power.

Patients with implant-supported dentures can regain almost all of their original biting and chewing ability. You can trust us when we say it’s something you don’t fully appreciate until you lose the strength behind your bite.


Are You Interested In Dental Implants?

If so, then your first step should be scheduling an appointment at our dentist office in Fredericksburg, VA. You can contact us with our online form or by phone at (540) 369-4926.

One of our dentists can examine your jaw to determine if and what kind of dental implants would be right for you.