By Omni Dental Group
May 28, 2015
Category: Dentistry
Tags: Dental Implants  

If you are missing teeth or are facing a possible tooth extraction soon, you may be concerned about how it can affect your appearance. A missing tooth not only looks unsightly, but it can also affect your speech, your bite, and your surrounding tooth health. But dental implants Dental Implantsplaced by your Bowie dentists can restore the appearance and function of your smile.

What are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a post, made out of titanium, that are implanted into your jaw in place of the missing tooth. A crown is then placed on top of this post which looks and functions just like a natural tooth.

Types of Implants

  • Single Implant

If you are missing just one or just a few teeth, your dentist can implant a single post into each socket to create a new, permanent tooth replacement.

  • All-On-Four

If you are missing all of your upper and/or lower teeth, your Bowie dentists can use a method in which they implant four strategically placed implants in your jaw. A set of full upper and/or lower dentures then attaches to these posts.

Benefits of Dental Implants

Not only do dental implants look and feel like your natural teeth, they can help protect your surrounding teeth and gums. When a tooth is missing, your other teeth can shift in your mouth. Your jaw bone and gum tissue also begin to collapse when you are missing a tooth, which can impact your appearance and your oral health. But dental implants help to preserve the bone tissue by providing an anchor for the tissue.

Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Most healthy Bowie dental patients who are missing one or more teeth will be candidates for dental implants. If you are a smoker, your dentist may recommend quitting before the procedure as sometimes tobacco use can cause a higher failure rate. You will also need to have the sufficient bone to support the implant. If you do not, ask your dentist about bone grafting which can rebuild the bone in order to support the implant.

If you are ready to improve your smile and preserve your jaw health with dental implants, call the friendly staff of Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD for a complete consultation by dialing (301) 809-0029.

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Omni Dental Group
4321 Collington Road Suite 210
Bowie, MD 20716
(301) 809-0029