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Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

Implant Supported Dentures

Washington DC & Alexandria VA

Implant Supported Dentures

Implant Supported Dentures Washington DC & Alexandria VA

Implant Supported Dentures Washington DC & Alexandria VA

Patients who are missing a tooth or teeth, or who have become frustrated with common issues associated with traditional dentures, such as discomfort, having to follow a restricted diet, or constant shifting and slipping may be good candidates for implant supported dentures. Implant supported dentures are specially designed dentures that snap onto titanium posts that are placed in your jaw. Depending upon your preference, you can either have an implant supported denture that is removable, or a fixed implant, which will essentially act as a permanent tooth or teeth.

Along with the impact missing teeth can have on an individual’s self-esteem and self-confidence, there are numerous health issues that can develop when a tooth or teeth are not replaced over time, including the following:

  • Difficulty chewing properly
  • Deterioration of jawbone
  • Shifting teeth, which will change your bite
  • Drifting teeth
  • Jaw joint issues
  • Added stress to remaining teeth

At Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, our specialty trained periodontists Dr. Justin Zalewsky and Dr. Antara Daru have years of experience treating a wide range of stages of gum disease and placing dental implants. To learn more about implant supported dentures, our clinic facilities, or to schedule an appointment for a procedure, contact our Alexandria, VA office at (703) 823-2422 or our Washington D.C. office at (202) 296-3360.

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Dr. Justin Zalewsky

Dr. Zalewsky

Dr. Justin Zalewsky, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, then went on to Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry where he received his Certificate of Periodontology and Oral Implantology.

Dr.Daru

Dr. Daru

Dr. Antara Daru, a graduate of New York University College of Dentistry, then went on to University of Maryland, Baltimore College of Dentistry where she received her Masters of Science in Oral Biology and Certificate in Periodontology and Oral Implantology.

Implant Supported Dentures Expectations

Prior to performing the procedure, we will conduct a 3D scan of your teeth, gums and jaw to in order to develop a detailed view of your mouth structures and jawbone contours, which will allow us to determine the optimal location to place your implants. This initial scan will also allow us to determine whether or not a bone graft or augmentation for your jawbone is necessary.

If it is determined that you are a viable candidate for implant supported dentures, your procedure will be scheduled. Prior to the procedure, you will be given a local anesthetic and dental sedation if necessary. Our clinic offers a range of dental sedation options, including oral sedation, nitrous oxide, and IV sedation, so be sure to discuss your specific needs and concerns prior to the procedure being performed so we can ensure you are as comfortable as possible.

In some cases, patients will need to have a tooth extracted prior to the implants being placed; however, if this is not the case for you, once you are properly numbed, your periodontist will secure the titanium posts that will anchor your dentures into your jaw. Once these posts are properly positioned, a set of temporary dentures which has been customized to your specific mouth will be placed, which can be worn throughout the healing process. Once the titanium posts have fused with your jawbone, your implant supported dentures will be placed and your treatment will be complete.

Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

There are a range of benefits associated with implant supported dentures, including the following:

  • Cost effective
  • Natural feeling and looking
  • Minimally invasive
  • Procedure can be completed in a single visit
  • Long lasting
  • Will allow you to return to eating most foods
  • Reduces need for bone graft
  • Once implants are placed, bone loss will stop progressing
  • Facial features restored

Aftercare Following the Procedure

Following your implant supported denture procedure, it is important to be cautious during the initial healing stage. You should plan on sticking to a soft food diet for the first two weeks, after which you can begin to slowly reintroduce harder foods.

Once you have completed the recovery process, it will not be necessary to follow special aftercare instructions, although it is important to be aware of the reason this procedure was needed in the first place. Continue practicing good daily oral hygiene practices. Brush and floss twice daily and schedule regular visits to your periodontist. These regular visits ensure that your teeth will receive regular professional cleanings, and will reduce your risk of developing gingivitis or periodontitis. If you follow these best practices, you will enjoy a bright and healthy smile for many years to come.

Implant Supported Dentures Cost

The cost of having implant supported dentures placed will vary depending upon a variety of factors, including what your dental insurance plan, how many dentures you need to have placed, and whether or not additional procedures are required.

At Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are committed to ensuring that money is not a deterrent to our patients receiving the optimal dental health care they deserve. For this reason, we offer a range of payment options regardless of what type of treatment you are having, which our staff will be happy to explain and assist with. Our office insurance coordinators work with other insurance companies to assist patients with their claims.

For your convenience, Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry accepts cash, check, debit and credit cards (Mastercard, American Express, Visa, and Discover). Our clinic also accepts CareCredit, a financing option for procedures and treatments not typically covered by insurance, or when insurance does not cover the entire cost. We are happy to provide an application in our office or you can apply online at www.carecredit.com.

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Providing you with Optimal Care

At Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we are proud to provide optimal care for patients in the Washington D.C. and Alexandria, VA area, and are dedicated to collaborating with your dentist to provide you with the customized treatment you deserve. In addition to having state-of-the-art equipment, we are also committed to creating a peaceful and relaxing environment, with amenities such as personal movie screens, neck pillows, and soft blankets available regardless of what procedure you are having performed.

To schedule your appointment for implant supported dentures, contact us today. We look forward to helping you achieve and maintain a bright and healthy smile!

Washington DC

2311 M Street NW Suite 500
Washington D.C. 20037
(202) 296-3360

Alexandria VA

4660 Kenmore Avenue Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22304
(703) 823-2422