Rye Smiles for Life
10614 Warwick Avenue, Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030
It is now possible to replace all your teeth with natural looking replacement teeth supported by as few as four dental implants. Everyone’s situation is unique, and it is sometimes advantageous to replace missing posterior teeth with individual implants to provide additional strength to withstand the forces of chewing for patients who have most of their natural teeth. We do a comprehensive evaluation of each patient’s unique needs to determine appropriate number of implants required to support the replacement teeth that will meet the each of our patients’ functional and esthetic needs.
Dental Implants Using the All-on-4 Procedure Provides a More Comfortable and Stable Alternative to Denture Patients
Dentures are a solution to missing teeth, but they rarely are the best solution. They often do not stay in place, alter speech patterns, effect enjoyment of food, and cause anxiety and embarrassment if they need to be adjusted.
With the All-on-4 Procedure, we can now restore a full arch of teeth using only four implants and a full set of fixed, non-removable replacement teeth. Even better, we can do it all in just one appointment. If you are considering replacing your denture, contact us to see if you are a candidate for this innovative procedure.
Dental Implants are the Solution for Missing Teeth
Our teeth are designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t. Treatment of missing teeth is important to the health of our other teeth as well as our overall health. Missing teeth result in compromised chewing ability, and can result in the loss, tipping, or crowding of other teeth. Also, when we lose a tooth (or multiple teeth), the jawbone begins to resorb (melt away). If we do not replace the tooth, the jawbone can shrink, resulting in an older looking face. Missing teeth affect our comfort, appearance, speech, enjoyment of food, confidence, and self-esteem. It can compromise our overall quality of life.
Dental implants are small titanium devices inserted into the jaw to replace the root of a missing tooth. After the implant is placed, your bone grows around the implant and fuses it to the jawbone. The titanium implant provides a solid foundation for a new crown, designed to match your other teeth and attached to your implant.
Dental implants are more frequently recommended instead of bridges because implants do not require any modification of teeth adjacent to the missing tooth. Dental implants also last longer than other replacement options.
Dental implants are stable and comfortable, with no loose parts. They look, feel and function like natural teeth. Often dental implants have superior strength and durability relative to the teeth they replace. With dental implants, you can eat or drink whatever you want with no worries.
If quality of your life is compromised by missing teeth, implants are the solution.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Long Lasting, Natural Looking Implants Has Never Been Easier!
Dental implant treatment times are getting shorter every day. If you have been missing teeth for an extended period of time, we may have to augment your jawbone before placing the implant. Total treatment time in such a case is between six and nine months. But if you are healthy and have no bone recession, you may be a candidate for immediate implant placement and loading with the replacement porcelain, all on the same day!
You may want to consider dental implants, even if you are not missing teeth, when:
1. Severe periodontal (gum) disease has eroded the bone that supports the teeth. You might be better off extracting the teeth, eliminating the disease and infection, and replacing the teeth with dental implants.
2. A root canal (nerves have been removed from the tooth) has left the tooth brittle and susceptible to fracture.
3. A tooth has severe fractures.
Do Dental Implants Require Maintenance?
Everyone should see their dentist and hygienist at least twice each year, whether or not they have implants. Like any dental restoration, dental implants require diligent oral hygiene to ensure they last a lifetime.
A single implant is cleaned like a natural tooth, with regular brushing and flossing.
Implant supported bridges that replace a few teeth are cleaned like tooth supported bridges, brushing and flossing with a floss threader.
Overdentures supported by two to four dental implants require special brushes and floss to clean the implant attachments as well as the overdenture.
Contact us for more information!