Many adults end up losing teeth to tooth decay, but most often as a result of periodontal disease. At this stage, they may need to undergo a tooth extraction procedure and receive dental implants to replace missing teeth. Dr. Withers may recommend single dental implants, implant supported bridges, or implant supported dentures as your tooth replacement procedure.
Replacing a Single Tooth with a Dental Implant
If you have had a tooth extraction and now have a space from the missing tooth, you may be able to replace it with a dental implant. Dr. Withers will determine whether you are a candidate for a dental implant which is designed to mimic the natural tooth structure. With this tooth replacement method, there is no need to involve adjacent teeth for support, such as in the case of a traditional bridge or partial denture.
Replacing Multiple Missing Teeth
Dr. Withers may recommend dental implants after tooth extractions to replace multiple missing teeth. In this situation, a single dental implant can be placed at each site where a tooth has been lost. An implant bridge may also be a good option for replacing multiple missing teeth, where dental implants would be placed to anchor the bridge. If you are missing an entire arch of teeth or are fully edentulous, we can provide treatment options for implant supported dentures.
Whether you have one missing tooth or multiple missing teeth, dental implants may be your solution for tooth replacement. If you need a tooth extraction procedure or want to learn more about options for dental implants in Alexandria, VA, set up your consultation with Dr. Withers today!
Benefits of Dental Implants:
Some of the cosmetic benefits of receiving dental implants include:
• Improve quality of your smile
• Fill gaps in your smile
• Can boost self-confidence
• Increase self-esteem
• Create a uniform and even smile
• Preserve facial structure
• Avoid the need to involve adjacent teeth
• Stimulate jaw bone to prevent bone loss