Dental Implants: A Quick Overview

dental implantsDental implants are an increasingly popular treatment for patients who are missing teeth due to infection, decay, injury, or any reason. Dental implants can not only improve the appearance of your smile, but they also preserve your oral health. Dr. Steven Anolik and Dr. Corey Anolik in Gaithersburg, MD have many years of combined experience performing dental implant surgery in their practice.

What is a Dental Implant?

Dental implants are titanium posts designed to mimic the natural roots of your teeth. The implant is surgically anchored in the jaw bone and anchors the prosthetic teeth in place. A lifelike crown is then placed atop the implant. A single dental implant can be used to replace one missing tooth, or several dental implants can be used to secure a denture for a full arch of missing teeth.

Who Needs Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the most natural feeling method of replacing missing teeth. Dental implants provide patients with many advantages over traditional missing tooth replacement options like bridges and dentures. Implants preserve bone tissue, prevent facial regression and reduce the risk of gum disease and tooth movement and loss. Dental implants also require no specialized cleaning or maintenance like dentures.

People with missing teeth are potential candidates for dental implants. If you’ve lost a tooth after extensive decay due to periodontal disease, you will be left with an empty space in your mouth. More than a cosmetic concern, an empty space in the mouth can lead to further tooth decay and bone loss. Implants help stabilize the bone tissue that supports your teeth more than other tooth replacement options.

Where to Find Dental Implants in Gaithersburg

You need an experienced, highly-trained dentist to perform the dental implant procedure, which is why Dr. Steven and Dr. Corey Anolik want you to consider Totally Smiles for dental implants. They believe in empowering his patients to take charge of their own oral health and have the smile of their dreams. To see if Totally Smiles would be a good fit to perform your dental implant procedure, schedule a consultation online or call 301-701-5861 today.