What is a dental implant? In the most basic sense, a dental implant is a small titanium screw that is used to replace a missing root structure. It is the most natural and effective method of replacing missing teeth. Surgically implanted into the jaw, the dental implant fuses with the bone and mimics a natural root structure for long-term stability and oral health. Once healed, the titanium post is fixed with an abutment that is used to secure a dental restoration for a natural looking and functioning prosthetic tooth. Dr. Eskow and Eskow offer full-service dental implant procedures at Bethesda Dental Implant Center.
The Anatomy of a Dental Implant
- Titanium Post: The structural part of the dental implant is the titanium post. This tiny biocompatible post is surgically implanted into the jaw bone at the site of the lost tooth. This post takes 3-6 months to fully heal and integrate with the jaw bone. Once healed, the post becomes a permanent dental restoration that can help decrease the risk further tooth loss, gum disease, and bone recession.
- Abutment: After the post is healed, Dr. Eskow will attach a small abutment to the top of the post. This abutment will protrude from the gum line and be used to attach the replacement tooth.
- Replacement Tooth: Whether you are missing one tooth, multiple teeth or a full arch of missing teeth, dental implants can be used to restore your smile. Dr. Eskow uses the latest in dental materials and technology to fabricate dental restorations that look and feel like natural teeth. Highly durable, dental restorations are stain and decay resistant. Dental crowns, bridges, and dentures are designed to blend seamlessly with your smile for a beautiful result.
Replacing Missing Teeth
Lost teeth can impact your oral health and your quality of life. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants offers a wide range of long term benefits. Dental implants are designed to be a permanent restoration and with proper oral hygiene can last a lifetime.
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Contact our Bethesda, MD Dental Implant Center to learn more about replacing missing teeth. Our dental care team is highly trained and experienced in the replacement of missing teeth. Contact our Bethesda dentist office or schedule a consultation online.
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