Dental implants are a permanent, durable replacement for missing teeth. They consist of two parts – a small titanium post surgically implanted into the gum line and an abutment that attaches to the post and allows your dentist to securely attach a crown or other restoration. At Rockville Dentistry Plus, we guarantee that there is no risk of the restoration slipping or coming off while you eat or speak because they are permanently attached. Once in place, the implants are used to support a dental crown, bridge, or dentures. The crown or bridge will fill the gap where your missing tooth once was, and the denture will make your smile look whole again.
The Procedure for Dental Implants
To place an implant, the first step is to insert a titanium post into the jawbone. This post will act as the tooth root and fuse with the bone over time. Once our dentist has completed the procedure, you will need to wait several weeks for your jaw to heal. The healing time will depend on the number of implants placed as well as the strength of your jawbone. Your dentist may provide a temporary restoration to wear during this time. This will give your mouth a natural appearance and allow you to eat and speak normally. Once your jaw is ready, your dentist will place the final restorations over the implants to create a beautiful, complete smile.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are a popular, long-term solution for missing or damaged teeth. They provide many of the same benefits as natural teeth, including better chewing and speaking abilities, restored facial structure, and improved oral health. They also help to prevent bone loss and gum recession that occurs when a tooth is missing for an extended period.
Dental implants can be an excellent option for restoring your smile if your tooth is missing several adjacent teeth. This is because the gaps from missing teeth can cause the opposing teeth to shift into empty spaces and damage the jawbone itself. Dental implants are also durable and long-lasting. Made from titanium, dental implants are incredibly resistant to decay. They are designed to last for many years with little maintenance. This makes the tooth replacement process more cost-efficient over time than other options.
If you’re interested in learning more about implant dentistry and whether you might be a good candidate for the procedure, contact Rockville Dentistry Plus at 152 Rollins Ave #204, Rockville, MD, or call 240-669-8268 to schedule a consultation today. We would be happy to answer any questions about your tooth replacement options and help find the best solution for your personal needs.