Dental Implants

The Cost-Effective Way To Replace Missing Teeth

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Dental Implants at Matias Dental Group 

You don’t have to live with a smile full of unsightly holes. Dental implants offer you the chance to live like before. After the procedure, not even your closest friends will know you ever had missing teeth. 

Can you imagine being able to chew and speak normally again? All the negative feelings that come with missing teeth drift away. The implant treatment plan will transform the feel and function of your smile and even improve your long-term health. Dental implants appear entirely natural and prevent bone deterioration in the face that often occurs when teeth are missing. 

Dental implants at Matias Dental Group provide a strong foundation for replacement teeth. They look, feel, and perform like regular teeth, changing our patients’ lives. 

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are the permanent solution to replace missing teeth. They replace the tooth, from root to crown, and do not require the help of surrounding teeth. Dental implants are small titanium rods inserted into the empty sockets left by missing teeth. The rods act as roots and provide a solid base for an artificial tooth.  

Implants have high success rates and are the new standard in tooth replacement. They are the best option because they fit and function just like natural teeth. Follow this link to learn more.

Three parts make up a dental implant:

  • The implant: a small titanium post inserted into the jaw socket where the original tooth used to be.
  • The abutment: a small metal piece that connects the implant and the crown and ensures the perfect fit.
  • The dental crown: an artificial tooth matched perfectly to your natural teeth, attached to the implant. 

 

What is the Dental Implant Surgical Procedure Like?

During your procedure, a small incision is made into the gums. The titanium post is placed into the jawbone, and the tissue is closed over the implant. You are then sent home to heal. 

At home, the jaw bone integrates with the titanium post in an osseointegration process. The bone slowly grows securely around the implant, eventually making it part of your body and the most robust base for your new teeth. The healing process takes anywhere from two to six months. Some patients ask for a temporary crown until the process is complete. 

When healing is done, the abutment is attached to the implant post. The new crown is fitted to the opposite end of the abutment. Once secured tightly, your brand-new tooth should instantly feel comfortable and natural. You are sent home with aftercare instructions.

This incredible restoration replaces a single tooth, several teeth, or a complete upper and lower arch. Learn more about dental implants here. 

What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Those with missing teeth often sacrifice confidence and the ability to smile or laugh without hiding their mouth in shame. So the most significant benefit is greater enjoyment of life. But the benefits go way beyond this:

  • Improved appearance: With tooth loss comes bone loss. Without bone support, your facial structure changes shape, making you appear older and gaunt.
  • Easy care & convenience: Implants don’t require sticky glues, cleaning tablets, or strange flossers. Oral hygiene is the same as natural teeth. Just brush normally! 
  • Improved oral health: Dental implants can’t get cavities. Nor do they need to be attached to neighboring teeth like bridges, improving oral health significantly.
  • Easier speaking: Removable dentures tend to slip and slide in the mouth, causing embarrassing slurring and mumbling. 
  • Easier eating: Implants are so secure in your jaw that they allow you to bite with the same force as natural teeth. You can finally enjoy all the foods you love once again.
  • Bone loss prevention: Missing teeth equals bone loss in the jaw. Bones need constant stimulation from teeth to not deteriorate. Dental Implants provide jaw bone stimulation.
  • Durability: From time to time, other tooth replacement options need repairs or be replaced entirely. If properly cared for, implants can last a whole lifetime.

 

Where Can I Get Dental Implants?

Matias Dental Group in Washington, DC, wants to help you with your dental needs. Dental implants require adequate bone in the jaw to support the implant and no signs of periodontal disease. Your dentists must consider many factors when determining dental implant treatment. We would love to evaluate your particular case and answer your questions.

Get Your Dental Implants in Bethesda and Washington, DC

If you are interested in a consultation about dental implants, book your appointment at (301) 881-5020 in North Bethesda, MD, or at (202) 362-7418 in Washington, DC. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you rediscover your smile.