Looking to restore your missing teeth? Dental implants could be the answer! Imagine having a tooth restoration that lasted a lifetime! Dental implants are one of the most durable replacement options for missing teeth and are made to last for years to come. Using a three-part process to replace both the root and the tooth, a dental implant can stand alone and does not need to rely on other teeth for support. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more teeth.
The dental implant process works by first ensuring that you have proper jaw bone support for the implant. If you are lacking the necessary support, bone grafting can be performed to help strengthen your jaw, making it able to hold the implant. After the bone grafting, which can take a couple of months to heal, the next step is placing the abutment. This part works as the root of the tooth and provides the means for the implant to stand alone. After the abutment is placed, the post is then placed. The post comes up above the jaw and provides support for the dental crown. The final step is placing the dental crown, which is color-matched to your surrounding teeth and custom-made to both look and feel natural. Each of these steps require healing time before the next visit is scheduled. From start to finish, the entire implant process can take several months in total. Although implants may sound like a big commitment, the end result is worth it!
We also offer All-on-4 which allows us to replace your entire set of teeth on both your upper and lower jaw by placing just four implants. The process is very similar to placing a single implant and healing time is needed in-between each step. All-on-4 gives you an alternative option to dentures and replaces your entire smile!
If you are interested in dental implants and All-on-4, and live in the Bethesda, MD area, you can schedule a consultation today! An implant consultation allows you to discuss your treatment options, have your dentist examine your smile and receive a personalized plan that lays out the best-recommended path towards reaching your dental goals. If you are a good fit for dental implants, your first implant appointment can then be scheduled. What are you waiting for? Call today and improve your smile!