Dental Implants in Greenbelt and Millersville, Maryland
With a success rate of 95% over the past 50 years, dental implants have proven themselves to often be the best way to replace a single, missing tooth. At the same time, they are recognized as an effective option for patients with many missing teeth and ill-fitting dentures. Our team is uniquely qualified to handle all aspects of your dental implant treatment. We start with a comprehensive examination, and we coordinate your care throughout.
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Patients turn back the hands of time with dental implants replacing teeth they have lost over the years. Our dentists have received advanced training in the surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. A dental implant acts like the root of a tooth and is used to support crowns, bridges, partials and full dentures.
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone gradually loses strength and firmness. This promotes bone loss and sometimes even causes changes in facial features. Losing just one tooth can cause uneven chewing and an unstable bite. Remaining teeth shift and proper cleaning can become more difficult. A misaligned bite often contributes to TMJ disorders (jaw joint dysfunction) and headaches. A dental implant can prevent bone loss at the site of the missing tooth, unlike a denture or bridge.
Permanent Tooth Replacement
Dentures that are secured to the jaw bone using dental implants are more comfortable and look more natural than traditional removable prosthetics, making them an ideal choice for men and women who prefer a sturdier and stronger tooth replacement option. The dental implants help to keep the jaw strong while the beautifully crafted dentures allow you to smile, speak, and eat with renewed confidence. You’ll love the dom and comfort that come with the placement of implant-retained dentures.
How Dental Implants Work
Many of our patients tell us that having a dental implant placed is more comfortable than anticipated. Unlike teeth, implants are not sensitive to temperature or decay. Bone density determines whether the dental implant can be restored immediately. The implant may need to “sleep” and strengthen for several months before use. Allowing an implant to fuse to the jaw bone or “sleep” significantly adds to its strength.
Benefits of dental implants:
- Little or no discomfort to the patient.
- With very rapid healing, these implants attach themselves solidly to the bone.
- Long-term effectiveness in stabilizing crowns, bridges and dentures.
- Preserves bone and facial appearance.
- Dental work retained by implants will never be subject to decay.
- Cost effective – dental implants have actually become more reasonable.
If you would like to permanently replace missing teeth or add retention to a loose fitting denture please ask us about your options with dental implants.