What are dental implants?

If you are missing a single tooth or even all of your teeth, dental implants may be a good solution for you to replace your missing teeth with a beautiful new smile. Dental implants are permanent tooth replacements that are surgically placed your jaw. After a strong titanium screw has been surgically implanted into the jaw, a dental restoration is permanently attached to the implant to complete the process and give you a new smile. Depending on your individual needs, these dental restorations might be crowns, bridges, full dentures, or partial dentures.


How long do dental implants take?

The process of completing dental implants may take several months. After a consultation, Dr. Meltzer and Dr. Hsieh will determine which treatment is best for your smile. Once the titanium screws have been inserted, it often takes a few months for the implant to fuse to your jawbone and for the gums to heal. Once this has happened, our skilled dentists will create custom-made tooth restorations to give you the attractive and functional smile that you desire.


What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants will make your smile more beautiful. Whether you are replacing a single tooth or many, dental implants can fill in the gaps in your smile. Implants also add function to your mouth, allowing you to chew and speak naturally without having to worry about the slipping that could occur with dentures. Implants will also restore volume to your facial features, as well as keep any existing teeth from shifting in your mouth.


If you would like more information about dental implants in Aspen Hill, Maryland, we invite you to contact us at IV Sedation and State-of-the-Art Family Dentistry for more information. We are eager to care for your smile!