With the growing number of patients suffering from periodontal disease, tooth loss is becoming much more prevalent in our society. As dentistry progresses, we can take advantage of the new technologies which include a new treatment for tooth loss; dental implants. A relatively new and exciting treatment that provides a fantastic prognosis for people with tooth loss.
Available right here in Millersville, Maryland, dental implants are a solution to missing teeth, removable teeth and any type of dentures, which allow you to continue eating and smiling with ease and confidence. Implant restorations are made to match your teeth so the fit is seamless and they look and feel like your natural teeth.
What Are The Main Advantages Of Dental Implants?
Dental implants come with a wide variety of advantages that are proven and provide numerous benefits to your lifestyle, some of which include:
- Aesthetic – They look and feel like normal teeth, designed to fuse with bone, they do not need to be replaced and they look natural.
- Speech – Dental implants can abolish the issue of having speech difficulties with poor fitting dentures, which allow you to speak and work as normal.
- Eating – Chewing becomes much easier and allows you to continue eating the foods you love without the worry of displacement. In the long term, this can assist with better digestion and could improve symptoms of indigestion and reflux.
In addition to the above, the benefit of improved oral health makes dental implants a great choice for anyone with tooth loss or disease. Dental implants are a great solution to give patients a better quality of life. The durability of implants means that they can last many years, and with good after care and prolonged care of your implants, they will not need any further work. We offer dental implants here in Millersville and are dedicated to answering any further questions about the types of treatment available for periodontal disease or any other cause of tooth loss, including injury.
What Does The Procedure Involve?
Any initial step in dental implants, would be to discuss the individual’s treatment plan. Each case differs and we believe that all patients need to have an in depth discussion to see what will work best for their dental health. Most often, Dr. Valle will take impressions, photos, 3D scans, x-rays, and whatever data is necessary to customize a treatment plan specific to your health needs, which will be created into models of your mouth shouwing us how your teeth function together. This also allows us to examine the health of the bone and gum tissue in the area. Once all this data is collected Dr. Valle works very closely with a surgeon, they work as a team on your case.
An oral surgeon or periodontist would place the actual implant that replaces the roots of the tooth in question. Then Dr. Valle will create your new tooth once the implant is restored. The new tooth, more commonly known as an implant crown, will be attached to an abutment; a connecting element where your implant crown will attach onto the actual implant placed by a surgeon. They function exactly the same as natural teeth, fixed firmly within the jaw bone, you can continue to eat and smile as normal.
The tooth will match your natural teeth color; to assist you in regaining confidence and better dental health. We happily provide this service within the Millersville, Maryland area and can be contacted directly for any initial consultations relating to your dental health.