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Are you missing teeth? Dental implants are a great option for replacing lost teeth. A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically placed in the jawbone. Dr. Shila Yazdani and Dr. Michael Mortazie at Revive Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry, in Washington, DC, offer dental implants to their patients.
1. You have missing teeth.
Tooth loss can ruin an otherwise perfect smile. Missing teeth also make people appear older than they are. Dental implants will fill in your smile's gaps and improve your appearance. Looking one's best is an advantage in today's world. A growing number of adults are getting dental implants to improve their appearance.
2. You have eating problems.
Missing teeth can keep you from enjoying the foods you love. It's difficult to eat and chew properly when you have missing teeth. Dental implants will give you the ability to chew all of your favorite foods again. Dental implants will give you the ability to eat with comfort and confidence.
3. You have good bone density.
If you have good bone density at the implant site, you may be a good candidate for implants. You need a sufficient amount of bone in order to adequately support dental implants. If your bone is too soft or is not thick enough, you may require a bone graft before you can have dental implants placed.
Dental implants will allow you to live the way you want to- smiling, talking, eating, and enjoying everyday activities without worrying about your teeth. Don't wait another minute- call Revive Neuromuscular Aesthetic Dentistry at 202-363-3399 today to schedule a dental consultation in Washington, DC. You can trust us to give you the beautiful smile you deserve.
Permanent replacements that feel like original teeth
If you have a missing tooth or have lost teeth, you're far from alone. In fact, you're one of over 100 million North Americans with a similar problem. Some lack but a single tooth; others are completely edentulous (without teeth).
Dentures are generally the first thing considered in connection with tooth loss. However, over time a jawbone lacking natural teeth will shrink. Dentures begin to slide, irritating gums. After a while, patients either cannot or will not continue wearing dentures. Their quality of life diminishes as they go on to become "oral invalids."
For many patients, dental implants can be almost the same as having their natural teeth back again. That's because instead of being a removable device inside the mouth, teeth implants are bridges that are permanently anchored into the jaw itself. The dental implant procedure is surgical, yes, but usually performed under local anesthesia.
The key to a successful tooth replacement is something we call osseo-integration, or the meshing together of implant and bone. Good candidates for tooth implants need jawbone ridges that are in good shape and healthy oral tissues. Then, when the implant device is inserted, a chemical and mechanical bond is formed. The jawbone actually grows into the tooth implant.
That's a highly simplified discussion of an extremely complex and technical procedure. For more details on dental implantology you can contact our office at 202-363-3399.