An implant is a titanium post surgically implanted into the jawbone to support a replacement crown. The crown is the visible portion of the tooth and provides the chewing surface. A dental implant provides a strong foundation for an artificial tooth that feels and looks natural. Once the surgery is complete and the implant has fused with the bone, it is permanent and can serve the patient for a lifetime. Implants can also be used to support full arch restorations.
Dental implants have many advantages over other restorative treatment options. They are secure and stable and do not slip out as dentures sometimes do. Patients need to maintain the same dental hygiene habits they had before to care for their dental implants. Patients should also visit our dentist at Lifetime Smile regularly for cleanings and exams to monitor the health of the gums, teeth, and implants. Caring for the teeth and supporting structures is essential to maintaining the mouth's overall health.
Who Is The Right Candidate for Implants?
Dental implants are an option for patients of all ages. They are a comprehensive solution to tooth loss because they replace both the root and crown. They will look, feel, and act like your natural teeth. Because of this, they are one of the most versatile tooth replacement options available today.
Dental implants may be right for you if you are missing one or multiple teeth. Patients who suffer from severe decay or have suffered from trauma may also want to consider this option. To find out if implants are right for you, it’s best to schedule a consultation appointment with our dentist. During your appointment, they will perform an oral exam and will be able to tell you what your best treatment options are for replacing your teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants are designed to match the rest of your teeth for a seamless appearance. You’ll enjoy a complete smile once again and feel confident about your appearance. With proper care, the implant will also last for many years.
Unlike some dental restorations that may feel loose or uncomfortable, an implant will feel natural and comfortable in your mouth. This is because the titanium post fuses with your jawbone and tissue in a process called osseointegration. You can speak and eat normally without any worry of slippage or irritation.
Dental implants replace both the root and the visible part of the tooth. This allows them to provide the same level of function you had with your natural teeth. With your new implant, you will be able to bite, chew, and speak just like you did before tooth loss.
Dental implants are a permanent solution to tooth loss and the most natural-looking tooth replacement option. Visit Lifetime Smile at 101 Lakeforest Blvd Suite 101, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, or call (301) 869-1170 to learn more about the benefits of dental implants.