Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute Now Gives Patients with Low Bone Density Dental Implant Options with All-on-4™

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Patients with missing teeth can now turn to Dr. Steven Saunders, Dr. Victor Saunders and Dr. Jeff Dickson with Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute for treatment, as they now offer All-on-4™ at both of their Harrisonburg and Winchester locations. This treatment allows patients with bone loss to receive dental implants for denture support.

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Patients in Harrisonburg and Winchester, VA can now turn to Dr. Steven Saunders, Dr. Victor Saunders and Dr. Jeff Dickson with Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute to replace their missing teeth using the All-on-4™ treatment. This procedure is now offered at both office locations in Harrisonburg and Winchester. This option is ideal for patients who have bone loss and are not good candidates for traditional implants.

A natural tooth root encourages the jaw bone to maintain its density. However, if a patient has missing teeth, the jaw no longer receives that message and the bone begins to deteriorate. The All-on-4™ implant supported denture was created specifically for patients who are suffering from low bone density. No matter how the tooth loss and subsequent bone loss occurred, the All-on-4™ technique has a success rate of 98.5 percent after four years.

The All-on-4™ treatment is ideal for those with low bone density because of the doctors’ ability to choose where the implants go. The doctors evaluate the mouth to determine the areas of highest density and then place the implants in these areas. Two implants are placed at 90 degree angles at the front of the mouth and another two are placed at 45 degree angles at the back of the mouth. This allows patients to bite and chew just like they would with their natural teeth. Patients receive a temporary denture that they can use immediately, and a permanent denture is affixed after a healing period of three to six months.

All-on-4™ offers many advantages, such as a quick recovery time, easy maintenance and a low complication risk. Patients who would like to learn how they can replace their missing teeth with dental implants in Harrisonburg, VA can contact either of the doctors’ offices in Harrisonburg or Winchester to schedule an appointment. With their help, patients can regain their smiles and self-confidence.

About the Practice

Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute is a periodontal practice offering personalized dental care for patients in Harrisonburg, VA and Winchester, VA. Drs. Steven Saunders, Victor Saunders and Jeff Dickson provide high quality periodontal treatment and perform procedures including dental implants, laser gum disease treatment, minimally invasive gum recession treatment, and more. Drs. Saunders and Dickson are committed to providing patients with exceptional dental care, and belong to the one percent of dental professionals currently providing the LANAP® protocol, the first FDA-cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Shenandoah Valley Implant Institute and their dental services, please visit their website at or call (800) 525-4867.

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