Are you missing a tooth? Do you wish for a natural-looking tooth restoration that will function similarly to your natural teeth? If so, dental implants may be the perfect option for you. Dental implants are considered the premier option for tooth replacement, going above and beyond cosmetically replacing a missing tooth. Instead, a dental implant replaces the look, feel, and functionality of a missing tooth. While the procedure itself is longer than when placing a dental bridge, patients often find that dental implants have the lifelong benefits that they are hoping for out of tooth restoration. Learn more about dental implants below.
Dental Implants in Gaithersburg MD
Dr. Steven Anolik and Dr. Corey Anolik are experienced restorative dentists in Gaithersburg, MD. They stay up-to-date on the latest and greatest dental technologies to ensure that TotallySmiles is prepared to offer you the best dental treatments possible. Dental implants are one of the best upgrades to modern dentistry. Going beyond dental bridge capability, a dental implant replaces your entire tooth, including the tooth roots. While the healing process for dental implants is longer than what is required for dental bridges, dental implants maintain a very high patient satisfaction rating because of the long-term benefits they offer.
What To Expect
The dental implant process requires a surgical procedure in which a titanium post is inserted beneath your soft tissues. This post will heal over six months, fusing together with your jawbone to provide the restored tooth with tooth-root functionality.
For patients interested in dental implants, our doctors will use digital impressions of your smile to collect all the data necessary to help plan your restorative case. This includes utilizing digital x-rays, 3D mapping, models, and photographs. With this information, our doctors will refer you to one of our highly regarded specialists to provide you with the oral surgery needed to get started. We act as the quarterback of your restorative dentistry plan, ensuring that your final product is exactly what you want.
Once the surgical site is healed, an abutment will be placed over the post. This abutment will be what connects the post to the dental crown. A short additional healing time is required after the abutment is placed. Then, a dental crown is secured on top and your dental implant is complete.
With dental implants, you can enjoy a lifetime of health and beauty from your restored tooth. As long as you continue to practice good at-home oral hygiene routines and continue to visit your dentist every six months for preventative care, the dental implant should look, feel, and function just as your normal tooth would.
Schedule An Appointment
Want to learn more about dental implants? TotallySmiles is happy to provide you with a consultation to determine if this treatment option is right for you. Schedule an appointment online today to get started on restoring the health and beauty of your smile. We look forward to seeing you soon.