Restoring Your Smile With Dental Implants
Do you avoid smiling? Have you mastered all the mouth-covering maneuvers to keep people from noticing your missing teeth? Are your confidence and self-esteem affected by the condition of your mouth? You’re not alone. Many people lose teeth to tooth decay, gum disease, trauma, or medications.
But the great news is there are solutions available to restore your smile. Dental implants, in particular, function like your natural teeth and positively impact your oral and overall health. Missing teeth affect more than your smile.
When you have missing teeth, it’s important to replace them even if it’s only one tooth. By not replacing the teeth, you put yourself at risk for problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and changes in the way your teeth come together. At Smiles by Holsinger & Higgins, we can restore your smile with dental implants.
What Is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a threaded post made of titanium. The implant is surgically positioned into your jawbone. A piece called an abutment attaches to the implant, connecting the implant to the crown.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Restores proper chewing
- Stimulates bone growth
- Stabilizes remaining teeth
- No damage to adjacent teeth
- Better oral health
- Looks like a natural tooth
- Improves your appearance
- Lasts a lifetime with proper care
Are dental implants an option for you? If you have enough jawbone, healthy gums, and practice good oral hygiene, you may be a candidate for dental implants.
If any of the following apply, we recommend further evaluation.
- Smokes heavily
- Uncontrolled diabetes or immune deficiencies
- Received high-dosage radiation to your head or neck
- Use of immunosuppressant drugs
Maintain proper oral hygiene by brushing your teeth two times a day and flossing once a day. Schedule your dental exams and cleanings every six months. Are you interested in dental implants? Call our office to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Denton, Maryland, and the surrounding communities.