Firstly, we would like to break down exactly what a dental implant consists of. They are posts made of titanium, which are carefully and accurately placed onto the jawbone, or mandible. They then serve as a strong, sturdy anchor and replacement of the tooth root. In many cases, only one or a few dental implants are needed, if a tooth or teeth have been lost due to disease, an injury or tooth decay over the years. The porcelain implants are placed securely on top of the anchor and you are ready to go!
There are several reasons to consider having dental implants placed. First of all, what matters most to many patients is appearance and functionality. The implants are designed to be nearly identical to your natural teeth, so they will improve your overall smile and appearance of the teeth. Next, when it comes to functionality and comfort, they will improve your speech (as a pose to dentures) and will be more comfortable and require less maintenance than any removable dental work. With proper care, very little maintenance is needed, as the materials used in dental implants are very durable and designed to last in the mouth for many years.
In some cases, these teeth cannot be restored, so an implant is the best way to go. They look and feel just like your natural teeth and will fit right in! Additionally, in many cases, they can stop the decay from spreading further into the other teeth and surrounding structures, saving you lots of money on dental procedures down the road.
Those individuals who are candidates for dental implants have often been suffering from quite some time. Some have been unable to speak or smile comfortably, while others have been subject to pain and tooth sensitivity, which has impacted their diet. Hot or cold liquids and foods may have been avoided for awhile. With the placement of dental implants, once the six to twelve week healing process is complete, you will be free to indulge in all of the foods and beverages you love! The implants are very sturdy and can stand up to some of the toughest foods. Don’t wait for Thanksgiving to roll around and miss out on all of those delicious dishes, having your implants placed and healed prior to the holidays will allow you to eat and enjoy!
Contact us for the best quality dental implants. Our office number in Frederick, MD 21701 is 301-662-1760.