General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Bethesda, MD, Gaithersburg , MD & Germantown, MD
More than 178 million Americans are missing at least one tooth, and many are missing a lot more. With locations in Bethesda, Gaithersburg & Germantown, Maryland, the team at Supertooth™ offers patients dental implants, the best tooth replacement option available today. Dental implants are long lasting and support highly natural looking prosthetics that function just like your natural teeth. To find out if you’re a good candidate, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.
Dental Implants Q & A
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are placed into your jawbone. They’re typically made of titanium, which the body doesn’t recognize as a foreign substance. That’s why implants fuse naturally with your jawbone as you heal, providing a sturdy foundation to support a permanent, natural looking restoration.
If you’re only missing one tooth, all you need is one implant to support a restoration like a crown. But a single implant can also support restorations for multiple teeth, like a bridge. The team can even use just a few strategically placed implants to replace an entire arch in your mouth with implant-supported dentures.
Since dental implants mirror the form and function of a natural tooth root, they’re an incredibly comfortable and effective replacement for missing teeth.
What are the advantages of dental implants?
The advanced technology of dental implants offers a number of advantages over traditional restorations like bridges and crowns. Dental implants:
- Are a stable replacement teeth option
- Have a stronger biting force
- Look and feel natural
- Don’t require the removal of enamel
- Can last a lifetime
When it comes to replacing missing teeth, dental implants are as close as you can get to restoring your natural smile.
What’s the process for getting dental implants?
First, the team schedules the date for your procedure to have your dental implants placed. During your actual procedure, your dentist uses a special dental drill to place your implants. At Supertooth™, the team uses both All-On-4® and All-On-6® systems that can replace an entire set of top or bottom teeth with just four or six strategically placed implants.
Once your implants have been placed, they need time to heal and fuse with your jawbone. This process may take several months. After your implants have fully healed, you’ll return to the office to have your permanent restoration attached.
How long do dental implants last?
In general, over 90% of implant patients see their implants last for over 30 years. You can help ensure the longevity of your implants by practicing good nutrition and oral hygiene. Treat your implant-supported restorations like you would your natural teeth and brush and floss diligently.
To learn more about implants and to see if you’re an ideal candidate, call the office or book a consultation online today.