Dental ImplantsAn Overview
Dental implants create a more stable and natural solution for patients with missing teeth. In our comfortable Silver Spring dentist office, Dr. David Rever and our dedicated staff work to restore your missing teeth. Dental implants provide a permanent solution to patients suffering from tooth loss. Dental implants can secure crowns, dental bridges, or dentures. With dental implants, patients are given a strong foundation for their new teeth.
Dental implants are often used to:
- Replace a tooth that is chipped, cracked, missing, decayed, or can not be corrected with a dental crown
- Secure dental bridges
- Maintains shape and appearance of the jaw
- Supports a permanently secure dental crown
- To provide a solid foundation for teeth
- Replace teeth instead of dentures
The results of dental implants are long-lasting and stable. Dr. Rever will decide whether you may need two, four, or more implants to secure your crowns or dentures. If applicable, many patients choose dental implants due to their stability and strong foundation.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Prevent bone loss
- Simple and easy to maintain
- Similar to natural teeth
- Long lasting results
- Safe for adjacent natural teeth
Dental Implants Vs Dentures
Dentures used to be the only solution for missing teeth, today we are fortunate to be able to offer a much better tooth replacement alternative. Rather than being attached to a plate that fits inside your mouth, Dental implants are actually anchored to the bone. A small titanium fixture is inserted into the bone, which acts as a replacement for the missing root. The tooth is then attached to this. You can use this prosthetic the same as you would your natural teeth!