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Dental implants offer permanent tooth replacement. Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.
Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence.
Traditionally, dental implants have been an expensive treatment that not many people could pay for. Thankfully that is beginning to change, and now at Expert Smiles, we can deliver comprehensive dental implant treatments that you can afford.
What Are Dental Implants?
The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts that protrude through the gums are then attached to the implant. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.
The Surgical Procedure
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For most patients, the placement of dental implants at Expert Smiles, Colledge Park involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist is forming new replacement teeth.
After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Our dentist will uncover the implants and attach small posts that protrude through the gums and will act as anchors for the artificial teeth. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily life.
If you want to find out if dental implants are an option for you, call us today at Expert Smiles, College Park, MD and set an appointment for consultation.