Are you wondering whether or not you should get this amazing tooth replacement?
A lot of people have heard about dental implants but aren’t quite sure what they are or how they work. Our Timonium, MD, general dentist, Dr. Paul Karpovich, wants to make sure that that you replace your missing teeth as soon as possible and that you get a restoration that you can trust. Dental implants have been giving people back the smiles they lost and it could just help you, too.
First and foremost, replacing your missing teeth is extremely important. There are a host of problems that can befall you if you ignore your tooth loss such as:
- Bone loss
- Changes to your face’s natural shape
- Shifting teeth
This is why you should turn to our Timonium, MD, cosmetic dentist right away for treatment.
While there are different restorative options out there, dental implants may just be perfect for you if you are looking for a long-term solution to replace one or more teeth. Implants are small metal posts often made from titanium that is surgically placed into the jawbone. Their main purpose is to naturally fuse together with the jawbone and tissue and take on the role of natural tooth roots.
Once the implant and jawbone have fully integrated, this restoration could end up lasting you the rest of your life. Of course, you’ll need to maintain good oral hygiene and properly care for your implant if you want it to last. We can provide you with a list of do’s and don’ts for caring for your new implant once the process is complete.
What makes implants so unique is that they actually fuse together with natural structures in your mouth. Not only will this prevent teeth from shifting into that open gap in your smile but the implant will also preserve the health of the jawbone and prevent bone deterioration. Your jawbone needs tooth root stimulation to remain strong and healthy.
When you lose a tooth your jawbone isn’t getting the ample stimulation it needs and will start to breakdown. However, an implant is the only tooth replacement that actually stimulates the jawbone and prevents bone loss.
Dental implants are truly a unique and incredible way to achieve a beautiful, full smile again. Call our Timonium, MD, dental office today and schedule an appointment with Dr. Karpovich.