Are dental implants the best way to replace missing teeth?
At Lakeforest Dental Associates, we never make general recommendations without fully understanding your oral conditions and goals for your smile. While dental implants are our patients’ number one choice for replacing missing teeth in our Gaithersburg dental office, they do not always work best for everyone.
Here are a few things to consider:
You Need Adequate Bone
In order to support a dental implant, you will need to have sufficient bone to support the implant post and the force caused by chewing. If the bone is inadequate, bone grafting offers a solution to bulk up bone.
You Need Good Oral Health
Periodontal disease or malocclusion (a bad bite) may limit your tooth replacement choices. Addressing underlying conditions first will improve the success of your dental implant treatment.
You Need a Commitment to Good Oral Hygiene
Skipping home care or dental cleanings can put your oral health at risk – including dental implants. To protect your smile, brushing and flossing and regular professional dental care are a must.
To learn more about dental implants in Gaithersburg or to determine if they are right for you, give us a call to book a consultation with one of our experienced dentists at Lakeforest Dental Associates.