Dealing with tooth loss? Discover the benefits of getting dental implants in Silver Spring, MD.
While tooth loss may seem like a permanent issue, this doesn’t mean that you just have to deal with gaps in your smile. You can get back a full smile when you visit our Silver Spring, MD, dentists Dr. Gregory Hysong and Dr. Lynda LePore. We offer a variety of tooth replacement options. Find out how dental implants could be the ideal way to replace your missing teeth for life.
How do implants work?
An implant is a metal-based artificial tooth root designed to bond to the jawbone, where it is surgically placed. An implant is the only tooth replacement that is designed to function in much the same way that a real tooth does, so when you get this restoration you know that you will have the next best thing to natural teeth. After all, a dental implant is made from tough, sturdy titanium so you know that it isn’t going anywhere. Plus, implants are extremely successful.
Once the implant naturally fuses with the bone over the course of a couple months, it is now ready for the artificial tooth. When replacing a single missing tooth, a dental crown will be placed over the implant to complete it. Those with significant tooth loss can also choose to get implants to support artificial teeth (e.g. dentures).
Who is a good candidate for implants?
Most people dealing with tooth loss could end up being great candidates for implants. While the only way to know for sure whether implants are the best choice is to talk to our Silver Spring, MD, general dentist, there are certain factors that we will need to look at in order to determine your candidacy. These factors include:
If you have untreated decay or gum disease, these are things that will need to be treated before you can get implants.
Are you a smoker? If so, then you could be significantly more likely to develop implant failure than a non-smoker. This is why it’s highly recommended that you quit smoking altogether when you decide to get implants.
Are you dedicated to providing your implant and the rest of your smile with the proper care it needs to stay healthy? Coming in for preventive care and maintaining good oral hygiene is imperative to a healthy implant and a healthy smile.
If you are looking for a permanent solution to replace missing teeth then it’s time you called Colesville Dentistry in Silver Spring, MD and serving Cloverly and Colesville, MD, to schedule your consultation. We are here to help restore your smile.