Complete your Smile, Prevent Bone Loss and Other Complications with Dental Implants
When tooth loss occurs, it not only makes you feel self-conscious about your smile but also opens doors to a host of other problems. Lost teeth hinder your chewing ability, impede your speech, cause bone loss, and affect your facial appearance. Fortunately, you can consider several tooth replacement options to complete your smile. Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester at Bingham-Lester Dentistry in Crofton, Maryland, recommends dental implants because they are far more superior to other options.
What are dental implants?
Strictly speaking, a dental implant doesn’t replace your tooth on its own. It works in tandem with other components to restore your tooth. The dental implant post is a biocompatible titanium screw inserted in your jawbone to replace your natural tooth root. Immediately above the implant, we install an abutment that connects the implant post to the prosthetic component. Finally, we install a crown, bridge, or denture on the abutment to complete the tooth implant process.
The versatile nature of implants means you can replace one, several, or all your missing teeth. However, not everyone is a candidate for dental implants. If you have insufficient jawbone, the dental implant process may not be your best fit. But wait! Advancement in dentistry has given birth to bone grafting that can add density and volume to your jawbone to make you a beneficiary of dental implants.
Why dental implants are the next best thing to your natural tooth
While the dental implant process may take months, every moment is worth the wait because you get a tooth replacement that acts, feels, and functions like your natural tooth. Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement because:
- They prevent bone loss — implants stimulate your jawbone, just like your natural teeth, ensuring continued growth
- Implants prevent adjacent teeth from shifting
- They last for life with optimal oral care
- Restore your oral functionality, as if you had 100% natural teeth
- They are natural-looking
Want to lose that conspicuous mouth gap for life? Why don’t you dial 410-885-6522 to book an appointment with Bingham-Lester Dentistry? We install high-quality dental implants without the specialist’s price tag!