Are you looking for a way to restore a missing tooth? No matter how many teeth you are missing, having one or more gaps in your smile can be very inconvenient and can have a negative affect on your overall oral health. Missing teeth can also affect your self-confidence and affect the way you feel about smiling and talking in public.
With dental implants, you can get your smile back! Dental implants offer one of the most durable solutions for replacing teeth. Implants can replace both the tooth and the root, allowing it to stand on its own and not rely on surrounding teeth for support. With proper care, you could replace missing teeth with dental implants that are made to last for a lifetime!
The Implant Process
Dental implants are made of three main parts – the abutment, post and dental crown. All three of these parts work together to form a durable tooth replacement that blends in naturally with your smile. The first step in the implant process is ensuring that you have a sufficient amount of strength in your jawbone to support the dental implant. If you jawbone is lacking, treatment can be done to create more support.
The next step is placing the abutment. The abutment acts as the root of the tooth and is placed in the jawbone. A few months of healing is normally required before the post can be placed. Once the post is placed, it will also need some time to heal before the final step – the dental crown – can be placed.
The dental crown is custom-made to fit your smile. It is also color-matched to surrounding teeth, designed to fit perfectly and made to function just like a normal tooth. Once the dental crown is placed, it can be tested to make sure you have proper bite and function. Any necessary adjustments can then be made if needed, and the result will be a completely restored tooth. The entire implant process can take several months from start to finish.
If you are interested in dental implants and live in the Waldorf, MD area, call our office today to schedule a consultation. Our team can examine your smile, go over the best treatment options and help you get started towards a fully restored smile. Don’t put off working toward the smile of your dreams! Contact our office today!