A dental implant is the gold standard for replacing a missing tooth. Used to replace one, several or all of your missing teeth, dental implants provide the most natural restoration with long lasting benefits.
Why Choose Dental Implants
Looks, Feels & Functions Like a Natural Tooth
A dental implant fuses to the living bone through a process known as osseointegration to replace the tooth at its root. No other restoration can provide this same stability. With dental implants, you can eat, smile and speak the same (or better!) as you would with your natural teeth.
Long Lasting Solution
Dental implants are one of the longest lasting dental restorations. A dental bridge will need to replaced about every 10 years, but a dental implant can be expected to last 30 years or more.
Maintains Bone Density
Bone loss is a common problem with missing teeth. As the bone recedes, it can create problems for other teeth and cause the face to sag or droop. A dental implant will help maintain bone density and the natural shape of your face and smile.
Dental implants stay in your mouth – that means you don’t have to soak them overnight or worry about losing them when you’re out enjoying life. With dental implants, you don’t have to use adhesives – that means you can taste and enjoy all the foods you love.
One Tooth Solution
A dental implant is a one tooth solution to a one tooth problem. Placing a dental implant does not impact surrounding healthy teeth. Treatment with a bridge involves filing down two surrounding (usually healthy) teeth to act as anchors for a three unit bridge. Damage to the surrounding teeth is permanent. In the long term, these teeth typically fail due to the stress of the bridgework. This often results in the loss of those teeth and need for an even longer bridge.
A+ Success Rate
Dental implants are one of the most predictable and successful restoration methods. Success rates are in the high 90% range with long-term outcomes. More importantly, dental implants have a very high patient satisfaction rate compared to other dental restorations. Patients with dental implants often say “I wish I’d done it sooner”, a true testament to the benefits of dental implant treatment.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Washington DC office and Bethesda, MD dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Bethesda Dental Implant Center. We will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.