Dental Implants in Millersville, MD
Are you looking to take your replacement dental care to the next level? Dental implants may just be the answer for you, if you’re looking for a more permanent and natural looking solution.
Better Than Removable Dentures
Removable dentures can be a good option if you have healthy gums, but long term use can cause sores, exacerbate gum disease, and even result in bone loss. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, you may want to look into implant dentistry to help permanently replace your missing pearly whites.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are false teeth that are permanently secured directly into your jaw bone. They help maintain healthy bone structure in your jaw, keep your remaining natural teeth strong and safe, as well as, keep your gums looking and feeling great (keeping periodontal disease away).
How Dental Implants Are Placed
Whether it be a single tooth implant or a multiple tooth implant, it will require a short surgical procedure performed by a trained dentist or oral surgeon. A little incision is made in the gum tissue at the area of the missing tooth and a base metal tooth root is placed directly into your jaw bone. Pain medications will help remove any extreme discomfort and the healing process will take a few short months. Success rates are as high as 98% and implant failure is very rare.
Once the area where the root has been inserted has healed, a natural tooth looking crown is then secured to the metal root.
Types of Dental Implants
There are different types of implants available, depending on your specific situation. Endosteal and subperiosteal are the most common but if you’re not an ideal candidate for these options, there are ways to fix that. For example, if you have experienced bone loss due to a missing tooth that has exposed the bone or caused decay of the bone, a bone graft can be done to replace the part of your jaw bone that has deteriorated. This will provide a solid base for an implant to be placed that will be strong enough for a beautiful dental crown to be placed.
Your oral health matters and getting quality dental implants can help improve your dental situation significantly. If you’d like to learn more about how dental implants would improve your oral health, give Dr. Brian Valle’s office a call today!