Implant Dentistry in Winchester VA
Implant dentistry (aka an endosseous implant or fixture) is a surgical component that interfaces with the bone of the jaw or skull to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, denture, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. The basis for modern dental implants is a biologic process called osseointegration, in which materials such as titanium form an intimate bond to bone. The implant fixture is first placed so that it is likely to osseointegrate, then a dental prosthetic is added.
The benefits of dental implants are not just cosmetic. Dental implants definitely can assist in maintaining a correct bite, gum health, and jawbone mass, restoring functionality and health to your smile. Implant dentistry available through our Winchester office produce incredible restorative results that far surpass those achieved with removable bridges, partials and dentures.
Perhaps you lack confidence or hide your smile due to missing teeth, or maybe your dentures don’t feel secure and you have trouble chewing. If you are missing one or more teeth and want a more permanent and natural-looking tooth replacement solution than dentures or bridges, then dental implants may be the right choice for you. Our professional staff at Apple Blossom Dentistry is very experienced when it comes to dental implant procedures.
Compared to other tooth replacement options, such as bridges and dentures, dental implants look and function much more like your natural teeth. You can chew, speak, and laugh with confidence because there is never a risk of the dental implants moving or of clasps showing. Because the implant post integrates into the jawbone, they also prevent future bone loss and gum recession that is associated with missing teeth. Unlike bridges that depend on the adjacent teeth for support, dental implants don’t affect other teeth. In addition, implant dentistry can often be placed immediately after a tooth has been extracted. Dental implants are also very versatile. In addition to replacing a single missing tooth, dental implants can also be used to:
- Replace several missing teeth
- Support a bridge or removable partial denture
- Support a full set of dentures
Our dentist in Winchester, Dr. Haynie, has the skills and training to perform the surgical placement of dental implants, as well as the creation of the natural-looking replacement teeth.
An initial consultation and examination at our Winchester dental practice is the first step in the implant dentistry process. During this consultation, Dr. Haynie will examine your mouth and determine if you are a good candidate for implant dentistry. If you have good oral health and your jawbone has sufficient healthy structure to support the implants, you are most likely a suitable candidate.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our dentist in Winchester VA and learn more about implant dentistry to determine what is the right tooth replacement option for you.
We love our patients and always strive to provide friendly and professional dental care in a very comfortable environment. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation at our dental office in Winchester, VA. Focusing on family dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and all your dental needs. Call us at (540) 667-3267.