Missing permanent teeth can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Dr. Arden Bronstein, DDS, and his team offer dental implants to replace missing teeth and restore your confidence at his practice in Hyattsville, Maryland.
Dr. Bronstein surgically inserts a titanium post below your gumline, and this acts as a tooth root. This allows our team to replace missing teeth or attach a bridge to the implant. A dental implant is an ideal solution for missing teeth and a safe and effective replacement for natural teeth.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Implants are the best lifelong tooth replacement solution. Whether you’re missing one or several teeth, a dental implant is an excellent solution because only an implant can replace a natural tooth, making it feel like your own.
What if I’m only missing one tooth?
If you’re only missing one tooth, you’re a candidate for dental implants. Placing an implant is a quick solution to a missing tooth. We don’t need to file down healthy neighboring teeth to insert a bridge, which is a less challenging procedure than inserting a traditional bridge.
What if I’m missing several teeth?
If our team is replacing multiple teeth that aren’t adjacent, the procedure remains identical to that of placing a single implant.
If several teeth are missing in a row, we insert two or more implants, which serve as bridge pillars depending on the number of missing teeth. A bridge fixed on implants is durable, strong, and stable, and your healthy teeth aren’t affected when we place the bridge.
What if I’m missing all my teeth?
As long as you have a sufficiently healthy jawbone, we can completely restore all teeth with the help of implants. We place six to eight implants, which serve as support for bridges.
Dr. Bronstein attaches the bridge to the implants to prevent the gums from receding and the bone from atrophying. You’ll be able to bite down firmly and safely because dental implants feel like your natural teeth.
Benefits of dental implants
Dental implants are the next best thing to natural, healthy teeth and offer many benefits, like comfort and confidence. A stable dental implant restores a lost tooth to look, feel, fit, and function like a natural tooth.
With ill-fitting dentures, your teeth can slip around in your mouth, making you self-conscious about speaking. Dental implants allow you to talk without fear of your teeth slipping.
Implants become permanent because they’re designed to fuse to the bone. They eliminate the discomfort of removable dentures because they become part of you.
Removable dentures can make chewing difficult. Dental implants work like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat your favorite foods safely and without pain.
Preserve face shape
Keep your natural face shape and smile with implants. Missing teeth can cause sagging skin and make your face appear sunken. Dental implants help you regain your smile and feel better about your appearance.
Improve oral health
Dental implants don’t require the reduction of other teeth like a tooth-supported bridge does. They allow more of your natural teeth to remain intact because nearby teeth aren’t changed to support the implant.
Dental implants also make it easier to clean thoroughly between teeth for better oral hygiene. This improves long-term oral health and your overall well-being.
Protect your healthy bones
After losing one or more teeth, leaving empty gaps in your mouth might result in further health conditions like the deterioration of your jawbone. If teeth don’t stimulate your jawbone, it weakens and atrophies.
Implants are the only dental restoration treatment that preserves and stimulates natural bone, encourages bone growth, and prevents bone loss.
Dental implants are a long-term solution. They can last a lifetime with proper placement and good care. If you’re unhappy with missing teeth, call the office of Dr. Arden Bronstein at 301-200-5775 to request an appointment.