What You Need To Know About Dental Implants
posted: Jun 08, 2018.
How dental implants from your dentist in Washington D.C. can remake your smile.
Chances are you’ve heard about dental implants, but you may not know that much about them. If you are missing teeth or have worn a denture for a long time and want different tooth replacement, you owe it to yourself to find out the facts about dental implants. Dr. Leslie Bonner at The Bonner Dental Network in Washington, DC wants to share what you need to know about dental implants.
So what are dental implants? They are the closest to natural teeth as you can get. During a simple in-office procedure, the implant “screw” is placed in your jaw. It will function as the “root” of your tooth. Over a healing period, your body builds up bone to surround the implant screw and lock it in place. A dental implant crown is then placed over the implant screw, and you have a new tooth!
Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. They can also provide a supportive framework for a dental appliance, keeping the appliance in place.
Dental implants are different from partials, dentures, or dental bridgework because dental implants are:
- Naturally beautiful; they look virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
- Completely stable; they are firmly embedded in bone, so they won’t move around when you speak or eat.
- Permanent; they become a part of your smile because you never take them out.
- Healthy; you brush and floss dental implants right along with your natural teeth.
Dental implants also help you conserve the bone in your jaw, retaining your firm jawline and full contours of your face. This means a younger-looking face! When you choose dental implants you never have to worry about decay or staining because the implant crown material repels stains. It’s great to know your dental implants will stay beautiful for years.
If you want or need tooth replacement, or you’re tired of wearing a denture, consider dental implants! Make the investment in your smile by calling Dr. Leslie Bonner at The Bonner Dental Network in Washington, DC. Call today and start working on your new smile!