Replacing Your Teeth With Dental Implants

Missing teeth affect the appearance and function of your smile. When you come to our Fredericksburg VA, dental office, we can use dental implants to restore your smile — nearly back to its original state.

Our dental office is home to a variety of patients with a variety of dental problems. We welcome everyone, and both Drs. Moss are trained in the latest technology to fulfill your dental needs. We’d love to take care of you and your family. So give us a call today at 540-369-4926 to schedule your first consultation.

Today we want to share some information about dental implants. These are the premiere tools we can use to replace missing teeth. We can use dental implants to replace single teeth, large gaps in the smile, or even entire missing arches.

Why dental implants are so strong

When it comes to replacement teeth, you want strength and stability. You want to be able to smile with confidence and not be afraid of your teeth flying out of your mouth (a constant concern of denture wearers). And most of all, you want to eat the food you love. That’s why our office invested so much time and training into providing dental implants.

The dental implant we use are made from titanium, a material that naturally merges with the jawbone and preserves the jawbone from the natural recession that occurs after tooth loss. So once the implant is placed into the bone and heals, it literally becomes part of your body. The implant itself acts like the root of your tooth and can be restored with a single crown, bridge, or dentures. With great care, that implant will last a lifetime.

Important Note: Studies have found that dentures only provide about 25 to 50 percent of the strength of natural teeth. Implants, on the other hand, provide strength nearly equal to natural teeth. You can maintain the fit of your dentures by aligning them or even replacing them over the years, but removable dentures will still never be able to match the power of natural teeth or dental implants.

Preparing you for dental implants

The great thing about dental implants is that almost anyone is a candidate for dental implants. You just need to be in good physical health and have enough jawbone density to support the implants. Placing a dental implant at our office is really no more invasive than needing a filling — honest! That’s because we’re using the most advanced technology to diagnose and then map out your treatment.

Our office has a special 3D cone beam scanner, a piece of technology you won’t find in many dental offices. The scanner captures 3D images of the mouth and oral cavity, which is a major advantage when planning out implant placement. Using the 3D scanner, we can find the most appropriate location for the implant, improving the success of your treatment and minimizing post-operative sensitivity. Placing dental implants is oral surgery, BUT the treatments have about a 98 percent success rate.

Dental implants are versatile

Dental implants can be used to replace single missing teeth, larges gaps in the smile, or even full arches of missing teeth. In many cases, we prefer using dental implants over bridges because we only need to address the missing tooth instead of restoring healthy teeth. If you need a little more stability in your dentures, we can place a few implants around the arch and then snap your dentures into place.

One great implant system that has worked for edentulous patients is called All-on-4 or All-on-6. For this system, we place a few implants around the arch and then restore the implants with permanent teeth. These teeth resemble bridges more than they resemble dentures, and they are permanent. Once your permanent teeth are fixed into place, they can only be removed by our office. And we’ll be happy to show you exactly how to maintain your implants and restorations.

As you can see, there are many benefits of our dental implants. And the procedure is simple. Having dental implants is an investment, but it can change your life. Give us a call today at 540-369-4926 to book your first visit