Are Dental Implants the Right Option For Me?

restorative dentist bethesdaAre you tired of being self-conscious about your smile because you’re missing teeth?  Tired of difficulty biting and chewing certain foods? Read on to learn why a dental implant may be the best bet to restore your smile. Dr. Roy Eskow of Bethesda Dental Implant Center in Bethesda, MD wants to explain why patients and dentists both prefer this tooth replacement option.

Why Do People Get Dental Implants?

According to dental industry experts, a dental implant is a permanent solution for restoring the appearance and full functioning of your smile if you are missing teeth. A dental implant is simply a tiny titanium post embedded in the jaw onto which a dental crown is mounted. The crown fills in the gap left by a lost tooth to restore the appearance, health, and full use of your teeth for smiling, biting, chewing and talking.

Dental implants have a 95% rate of satisfaction from patients that have received them because they look, feel, and work just like your natural teeth. And although the cost of dental implants may be more than other options, these benefits and their ease of care make them well worth the extra cost to most patients.

Dental Implants Are Convenient and Comfortable

While living with missing teeth can be embarrassing and difficult, dental implant surgery is a completely comfortable procedure. It is minimally invasive and leaves little to no post-procedure discomfort. For most patients, the placement process is very simple and straightforward and can be completed in just one to two visits. For more complicated cases, the process can span over several months and involve multiple surgeries. But those that are simply missing teeth can actually get same day dental implants in most cases. Thanks to advances in dentistry, same day dental implants are becoming more common for more cases.

However, more complex cases may require bone graft surgeries performed over several months. An evaluation and x-ray by a trained dentist like Dr. Eskow can tell you if you are a good candidate for an immediate dental implant or if you will need bone grafts.

While dental implants may be more expensive than other options, they don’t need routine replacement or cause the later dental health problems that some other tooth replacement options can. Once the dental implant is installed in the jawbone, it will naturally bond with the bone as it heals over the next few months. This will ensure that the implant is stable and secure and, once the site is fully healed, your smile will look and function as if it were entirely your natural teeth.

How to Care For and Clean Dental Implants

It’s surprisingly simple to take care of dental implants. In fact, their maintenance is the same as taking care of natural teeth. Simply follow these basic oral health guidelines:

  • Brush your teeth on a daily basis
  • Floss daily
  • Seek treatment for any tooth grinding or clenching habit you may have
  • Get regular professional check-ups and cleanings

Dental Implants in Bethesda, MD

To get the dental care you deserve from a skilled and professional dentist in Bethesda, contact our offices at Bethesda Dental Implant Center at (202) 644-9679 or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Eskow today!