At Frederick Family Dentistry, we do everything possible to help our patients keep their natural teeth. However, when tooth loss does occur, dental implants can provide replacement teeth that look, feel and function just like natural teeth.
When it comes to replacing a missing tooth, the right solution is important for both your health and your appearance. Dental implants are one of the most effective and long-lasting tooth replacement options available in dentistry today.
Dental implants have been around for decades and have gone through numerous improvements over the years. They are made from biocompatible metals, such as titanium, designed to integrate with your natural bone. This process, called osseointegration, provides you with a stable foundation to support a crown that will complete your chewing surface and your smile.
We work with some of the best oral surgeons in the area to place your dental implant in the precise location to give you good results. We then allow you plenty of time to heal and for your new implant to integrate with your bone. This process usually takes several months but can happen sooner depending on the location of your implant.
Once your implant has completely healed, Dr. Ganjavian will design a custom dental crown that will match your natural teeth and allow you to speak and eat comfortably again. Your implant will blend in with your smile so that no one will even notice that you have one!
Dentists recommend dental implants for a number of reasons. Because they integrate with your bone, they provide a stable chewing surface that will stay put, unlike partial dentures and bridges.
Dental implants also have the added benefit of helping to preserve your bone structure. When you lose a tooth, the surrounding bone begins to deteriorate and can make your adjacent teeth become unstable. However, replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant helps to maintain healthy bone density.
Another problem that goes along with tooth loss is that your adjacent teeth begin to tip and tilt toward the gap in your smile. Shifting teeth can affect your bite and put your other teeth at risk for periodontal disease and even further tooth loss.
Additionally, dental implants are easy to care for – much like your natural teeth. Brushing, flossing, and having regular professional dental cleanings will keep your gums healthy. Healthy gums are essential to the longevity of your dental implant, as with all dentistry.
If you have a missing tooth and want to learn more about how dental implants can benefit you, contact our Frederick, Maryland dental office today to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Babak Ganjavian. We look forward to providing you with tooth replacement options that will meet your lifestyle. You can reach our office at (301) 695-1234.