Your teeth have a number of different jobs to do, and if you are missing one or more teeth, your appearance, dental functions and oral health can be negatively affected. At Robertson Dental, our dentist can place and restore dental implants in Silver Spring, Maryland, to replace your lost teeth. If you would like to talk with Dr. Alicia Robertson about dental implants, call 301-588-3310 for your appointment.
Dental implants are one of the most popular and effective options for patients looking to replace a single tooth, multiple missing teeth or a complete arch of teeth. An implant consists of two parts, including the implant post and the restoration. Designed to replace the missing tooth’s roots, the implant post is a titanium screw that is surgically inserted into the jawbone where the missing tooth previously sat. This both ensures that your restoration will be stable and preserves bone mass by imitating the roots of your original teeth. There will be a short healing period after the initial post placement, allowing the biocompatible post to bond with your natural bone.
Once enough time has passed, our dentist will cap the post with a dental restoration, replacing the visible part of the tooth or teeth. This restoration can take many shapes depending on your specific needs. The restoration could be a single crown, a dental bridge or a complete or partial denture. Our team will work with you to create a custom-made restoration that fits your smile in comfort and aesthetic, restoring your smile to its optimal function, health and appearance.
A dental implant is designed to function, feel and look like a natural tooth, and if cared for regularly like one would their natural teeth, it can last for a lifetime. Feel free to call or visit our office soon for more information on the benefits of implant dentistry and to schedule your implant consultation.