Drs. Alan Dechter and Matthew Moy recommend dental implants in Silver Spring, MD as the best solution to replace missing teeth. Dental implants are often called the gold standard of tooth replacement. For example, they hold up to a 98% success rate and are designed to be a permanent replacement for the teeth you’re missing.
They’re also a restoration that can be used for a wide variety of procedures. Whether you’re missing a single tooth or multiple, dental implants can still be used. They’re a permanent solution for tooth replacement. Because they’re made of titanium, the material isn’t going to degrade over time. Your implants can last years to come.
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement solution that replaces the tooth root as well as the crown. When even one tooth is lost, the jawbone in that area deteriorates. Since the implant post is placed in the jawbone, it prevents the bone from deteriorating further. It also spurs bone regeneration as the implant post fuses with your jawbone.
Because of being rooted in the jawbone, dental implants give you more stability than any other option to replace missing teeth. They’re the only option where you get back 100% of your chewing capability. You don’t have to make any changes to your diet and you’re able to eat anything you’d like.
There’s also no worry about them slipping or falling out. Unlike solutions like dentures, you don’t need adhesive or anything extra to keep them in your mouth. You can trust that your dental implants are able to handle whatever circumstance you’re facing.
Implants both look and feel the most like a normal tooth. No matter what restoration you get, it always takes a little bit of time to get used to this new piece in your smile. But it’ll take you a lot shorter time to get used to implants. Dentures will always feel a bit bulky and awkward. But with a denture, you’re able to speak easily. People won’t even be able to tell that it isn’t a real tooth.
You don’t have any extra care associated with implants, either. Since dentures have adhesive, they need to be taken out and cleaned properly with special soaks and brushes. With implants, you simply have to brush, floss, and visit the dentist regularly like you normally would. It’s important to keep your gums healthy, as they help support the implant.
Preventing Further Harm
When you’re missing a tooth, you’re more likely to suffer from further tooth loss. Your surrounding teeth have a higher chance of being impacted by tooth decay, and the gums from gum disease. Replacing your missing teeth helps to prevent this from happening.
Some restorations, like traditional dental bridges, also involve altering the structure of other normal teeth. Bridges require anchor teeth to support the restoration, and they suffer from increased wear and tear because they act as this support. Dental implants don’t have any negative impacts on your natural teeth.
Consider Dental Implants in Silver Spring, Maryland
Dental implants can be the thing you need to restore your smile. Call us or schedule an appointment online to learn more.