You have many ways to replace missing teeth. An alternative to bridges or full dentures is dental implants or prosthetic teeth. At Floss & Smile Dental Practice in Woodbridge, dental implants are used to replace missing roots and support artificial replacement teeth. They are not only comfortable to wear but also look like natural teeth. Dental implants can be as strong as the original teeth and also indistinguishable from your real teeth. We offer both all-on-four and all-on-six dental implants, also known as full-arch screw-retained prostheses, milled from zirconia. We also provide snap-in dentures, also known as overdentures or implant-supported removable dentures. Call us to learn more.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial root made of titanium that is surgically inserted into the jawbone to replace the root of the natural tooth. A non-natural replacement tooth is attached to the implant. The implant acts as an anchor to hold the replacement tooth in place. However, it is important to replace missing teeth so that you maintain a proper bite and other functionality. Not treating your missing teeth may lead to other complications such as malformed jaw, TMJ, headaches and more.