Dental implants will fuse with the jawbone; however, they lack the periodontal ligament, so they will feel slightly different from natural teeth during chewing. However, most patients do not notice the difference after a short time. Dental implants are a long-term investment in your smile, your health and your well-being, so it’s important that you protect your investment. Flossing and brushing your teeth on a daily basis, along with regular professional cleanings, can help maintain the health of your implant
. And if you have a habit of grinding or clenching your teeth, we will recommend wearing a nightguard.
If you think you might be a candidate for dental implants, call our dental office in Rockville, MD for a consultation: