Implant-Supported Dentures: Viable Teeth Replacement for a Missing Row of Teeth

Losing a set of teeth may affect your speech, bite, smile, and self-esteem. If you need a viable replacement option, implant-supported dentures may come in handy. Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery offers fully personalized implant dentures in Alexandria, Burke, and Reston, Virginia. Your dentist delivers fully personalized and long-term results.

What are Implant Dentures

Missing a row of teeth affects your speech, bite, and smile. Most dentists use dentures to replace missing teeth and improve your smile, speech, and chewing capability. Traditional dentures rest strategically on your gums using adhesives and suction for better stability.

Advanced denture options like implant dentures are designed for your convenience without much pain or pressure on your gums. At Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery, your dentist attaches prosthetic teeth to dental implants on jaws to stabilize your dentures.

Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery offers various kinds of implant dentures based on your dental needs. The top option being the All-on-4® implants that use four implants supporting your replacement teeth. Your dentist considers your bone and jawbone’s health to determine the number of sessions required to achieve the best results.

Benefits of Implant Dentures

You should consider visiting your dentist for implant-supported dentures for improved stability, chewing capability, bite, and smile. Gums offer inadequate support for traditional dentures, improving their chances of moving or gliding when subjected to vigorous exercise. In contrast, implant-supported dentures are held in place by supports attached to your jaw, facilitating a stronger bite.

Your implant-supported dentures are permanent and designed to the specifics of your dental health and requirements. Unlike traditional implant dentures, you can stick by your dental cleaning routines without reporting complications. Cleaning your dentures as you would natural teeth saves you the time and trouble of removing your denture for cleaning.

Long-term use of dental implants offers adequate stimulation to limit bone loss in your jaw bone.

Process for Getting Implant Dentures

If you are missing a set of teeth, you may visit Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery for implant-supported dentures. Your surgeon uses the iCAT™ 3D imaging tool to determine your jaw’s ability to support implants. In case of extensive bone loss, you may qualify for a bone graft to improve the support for improved support before getting implants.

Your dentist makes relevant adjustments along the way to help you achieve fully personalized results. The number of visits required for optimal results differs from patient to patient. For an All-on-4 implant, two visits may be enough to get your replacement set in place. If your jaw requires a bone graft, you should be ready to make several visits for optimal results.

Other Services

  • 3D imaging
  • Bone grafting
  • Botox
  • Corrective surgery
  • Dental implants
  • Dermal filler injections
  • Extractions
  • Facial trauma
  • General anesthesia
  • Implant dentures
  • Oral pathology
  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Sinus lifts
  • Wisdom teeth

Final Thoughts

Implant-supported dentures are designed to improve smiles and chewing capability by replacing lost sets of teeth. If you need more information on implant-supported dentures, contact Northern Virginia Oral, Maxillofacial & Implant Surgery today. For implant-supported dentures and other services above, visit the practice in Alexandria, Reston, or Burke, Virginia.