Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Rockville MD

Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best choice and you can have this procedure done right here in Rockville, MD at StarBrite Dental.

What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a “root” device, usually made of titanium, used to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth. There is no other option that will give you a longer-lasting result. Implants have a documented success rate of over 95%, which is significantly higher than any other tooth-replacement option. Dental implants can help stop periodontal diseases from forming. This is because gaps formed by missing teeth can cause periodontal disease and infections that may affect a person’s ability to eat or speak.

Dental implants can be used in a variety of ways to replace missing teeth. There is single tooth replacement, multiple tooth replacement as well as implant-supported overdentures. If you are missing more than one tooth, implants can act as supports for fixed bridgework. Implants can even make dentures more comfortable, effective and healthier to wear.
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What is Involved in a Dental Implant Procedure?
The surgical procedure used to place a dental implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases. During the procedure, your dental implant is inserted directly into the jawbone in the space vacated by the missing tooth. It will then be left to heal for a period of 2-6 months before the final crown is attached. After the healing period, the implant is topped with a crown which is custom-made to match your existing natural teeth.

What to Expect After Dental Implant Surgery?
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.

Learn More:
If you think you might be a candidate for dental implants, call our dental office in Rockville, MD for a consultation: 
(301) 770-1070.

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