|Why You Should Consider Dental Implants in 2021
Posted on 5/18/2022 by Neil Starr DDS PC
|Dental implants could be an excellent choice for you if you are missing teeth. Keep reading to find out if implants could be a good fit for you.
Maintain the Integrity of Your Teeth and Jaw
When a tooth is lost, the rest of the teeth may begin to shift to fill the left gap. This can create awkward gaps between the rest of your teeth that food and debris can end up in, which can ultimately cause gum and tooth decay issues if you do not brush and floss properly. By placing an implant into the gap, we can effectively stop the shifting of your teeth and subsequent issues.
In addition to preventing periodontal issues, implants can also protect the integrity of your jaw. Your teeth continually stimulate your jaw bone, keeping it healthy and dense. Without this stimulation, bone loss can occur. This loss of bone can change your jaw’s shape and even change your appearance over time.
Enjoy Better Digestion and Speech
Missing teeth can affect your day-to-day life in numerous ways, primarily the way you eat and talk. With implants, you can chew your food more effectively, leading to better digestion. Your speech will also be more precise, and you won’t have to worry about putting them in and taking them out to talk and eat like you would with dentures.
Implants Can Increase Your Confidence
Missing or broken teeth can cause your self-image to take a hit. Fortunately, dental implants can be an excellent option for getting your complete smile back.
Because we make them in our state-of-the-art lab, your implants will be identical to your natural teeth, creating a seamless smile.
The Dental Implant Placement Process
We will start the dental implant process with a comprehensive medical exam to review your medical history and develop a treatment plan. The process typically goes as follows:
If necessary, we will begin by removing the remaining damaged tooth.
Next, we will prepare the jaw bone and surgically place the implant posts.
Then we will place your temporary implants and wait until you have healed.
Once the healing process is complete, we will place your customized permanent implants, and your dental implants will be ready for use.
After placement, your dental implants should last a lifetime if properly cared for. Your hygiene routine with implants should be the same as without, rinsing with mouthwash, flossing, and brushing twice daily.
Contact Neil. L. Starr, DDS.
If you are considering dental implants, you are going to need expert help. Consider calling our practice Neil L. Starr, DDS. We are taking every precaution against COVID-19, so you can feel safe coming to our Washington D.C. office. We pride ourselves on providing sensitive, compassionate care to our patients and continually educating ourselves on the latest techniques in dentistry so you can be sure you are getting the best possible care.
Contact us today to schedule your consultation and start working toward the smile of your dreams; we serve patients from Potomac, Rockville, McLean, Fairfax City, Arlington City, and the southern part of Loudoun County.