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Dental Implants Silver Spring, MD

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. They provide a permanent solution to patients suffering from tooth loss. Dental implants can secure crowns, dental bridges, or dentures. 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 them 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!

Dental Implants What to Expect

Besides helping a person without teeth look and feel great again, dental implants actually prevent bone loss. That’s because they are made of titanium, which has a unique ability to fuse to living bone. By actually becoming a permanent part of the jawbone, they stabilize and stimulate the bone to maintain its volume and density.

Dental implants are placed during a minor surgical procedure using local anesthetic and then, after a healing period, topped with a lifelike dental crown. Together, these precision components look, feel and function exactly like your natural teeth. Dental implant success rates exceed 95% — the highest of any tooth-replacement option.

We will explain the implant procedure to you in detail during your initial consultation. We will let you know what to expect afterward, and how to care for your dental implants. We’ll also do a complete examination to make sure that you are a good candidate for the procedure.

For dental implants in Silver Spring, you will get the quality treatment you deserve from David L. Rever DDS at Advanced Total Dental Care. We bring 25 years of experience to your care, and a strong commitment to patient satisfaction. Call today to schedule a free consultation.

Dental Implants FAQs

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth (View Example). They are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place in the dental office. After the implant has been placed in your jawbone, a completely lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. In some cases, the implant needs to fuse with the bone for several months before it is permanently crowned; in other cases, you can have new (but temporary) teeth the same day your implants are placed.

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?

You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth with implants (View Examples). You don’t even need one implant for every missing tooth. As few as two Implants can support a removable lower denture, while as few as four implants can provide a full, permanent set of top or bottom teeth.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

Most people find dental implant surgery very easy to tolerate. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen or OTC pain-relievers. Ice can also be helpful.

Are dental implants expensive?

At the outset, implants are more expensive than other tooth-replacement methods such as dentures or bridgework. But they also last many years longer and in fact should never need replacement. So they offer the best, most cost-effective option when viewed as a long-term investment in your health, comfort and well-being.

How do you care for dental implants?

They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings. Although implant teeth will never decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene. Properly cared-for dental implants should last a lifetime.

Can my body reject a dental implant?

Strictly speaking, implants can’t be rejected because they contain no living cells or genetically coded material. The titanium of which they are made is completely biocompatible, and allergies are extremely rare. But an implant can fail to integrate with the jawbone if an infection develops in the absence of good oral hygiene, or if it is subjected to biting forces too soon. However, this is rare; implants regularly achieve success rates in excess of

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

There’s a good chance that you are, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws. Please schedule a consultation with Dr. Rever to begin the exciting process of restoring your smile and bite.