Dental Implants in Gaithersburg MD
At Lakeforest Dental Associates, we provide proactive preventive dentistry to protect our patients' teeth, so that they can keep them for a lifetime.
In spite of our best efforts, however, sometimes a tooth suffers from deep decay, infection, or a fracture too severe to repair. When removing a troubled tooth is the only option, we will recommend tooth-replacement options, such as dental implants, to restore our patients' smiles and protect their health.
Cosmetic and Health Benefits of Dental Implants
Every smile is important to us!
By choosing to replace missing teeth with dental implants, our patients can enjoy a uniform, natural-looking smile that others will admire.
Each dental implant crown is designed just for you and will blend in perfectly with your natural teeth. Since they integrate with your natural bone, they will also provide confidence because of their stability.
Dental implants also offer health benefits such as:
- Bone retention
- Bite stability
- Unrestricted food choices
Dental implants the restoration option that is most like your natural teeth, and the dental implant post actually mimics the root of the tooth. It will integrate with your jawbone and stimulate regeneration, just like a natural tooth. Because we close the gap in your smile with your dental implant, it will keep your remaining teeth from shifting.
You can eat all the foods you love with your dental implant. You should avoid things like chewing ice, however, which can also damage your natural teeth.
Dental Implant Placement and Restoration
Getting a dental implant will require a few steps to complete.
Surgery – First, Dr. Neil Daftary or Dr. Robert Zaner will locate the ideal placement for the dental implant. Having enough bone is essential to provide adequate support.
We will make sure your dental implant surgery is comfortable. Most patients recover quickly and report only mild discomfort right after treatment.
Healing – The dental implant will need time to heal and integrate with your bone. This process takes 3 to 4 months and is an essential part of the success of your treatment.
Restoration – We will design a dental implant crown just for you, taking into account the proper size for comfort, as well as the proper appearance to match your other teeth.
Dental Implant-Retained Bridges and Dentures
If you want the convenience of dental implants along with other dentistry, such as bridges and dentures, we can help! Using dental implants to stabilize a dental bridge can eliminate the need for a partial denture. Dental implants allow your denture to “lock in” and remain stable when you eat and talk.
For More Information about Dental Implants, Contact Us!
Our dental office is located in Gaithersburg, MD, and we are welcoming new patients just like you to join our dental family! We look forward to helping you find the tooth-replacement dentistry that works best for you!