If you’ve been quietly trying to conceal a missing tooth whenever you eat, talk or smile, you don’t have to hide anymore. Many people are missing a tooth or more and it’s not always because of poor oral hygiene. No matter what the reason is for tooth loss, Dr. Roy Eskow at Bethesda Dental Implant Center in Bethesda, MD can help you restore your confidence with dental implants, the preferred treatment of thousands of dentists to restore lost teeth and attractive and fully functional smiles.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually take the place of your missing tooth. A titanium or zirconium implant screw is surgically implanted into the jawbone and replaces the tooth’s root. Then, an artificial tooth called a crown is attached to the implant, and this crown blends in with your existing teeth. Once you have healed from the implant surgery, you can use your new implant exactly the same way as you would with your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are used and cleaned just like your natural teeth. Since they are a permanent addition to your mouth, there is no need to remove the implant and clean it before placing it back in your mouth. You can still brush and floss normally, as implants do not require any special cleaning. No one would know you had an implant unless you told them.
Implants can help restore your confidence in your oral health as well. When a permanent tooth is lost, the jawbone can actually change shape and cause harm to the structure of your mouth and stability of your bite. Dental implants replace the root from the missing tooth, preserving your jawbone’s structure and making sure your teeth remain securely in place.