Dental ImplantsRockville, MD
Restore Your Smile with Dental Implants
Dental implants are now the generally preferred tooth replacement treatment over partial dentures and fixed bridges. Traditional treatments either rest on your gums, as with removable dentures, or rely upon adjacent teeth to serve as anchors for fixed bridges. The implants are placed into the jaw bone, offering a highly successful, long-term replacement option.Schedule Your Appointment
NINETY PERCENT OF PATIENTS WHO ARE EDENTULOUS WILL NEED DENTURES
APPROXIMATELY 178 MILLION PEOPLE IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE LOST ONE OR MORE TEETH DURING THEIR LIFETIME
SIXTY-NINE PERCENT OF LATE MIDDLE-AGED ADULTS HAVE LOST AT LEAST ONE TOOTH
Tooth Loss and Implants
Dental technology now offers alternatives to the traditional methods of tooth replacement: dentures and fixed bridges, which are associated with increased complications over time. Removable dentures cause bone loss which impacts facial structure and can loosen or alter denture fit. Improperly fitting dentures can make embarrassing clicking sounds when eating or talking. Fixed bridges are placed by grinding down remaining adjacent teeth, also known as abutments, making these healthy teeth more susceptible to damage. Despite long-term complications, these treatments are still safe and viable.
Research indicates that dental implants yield better long-term results for tooth replacement. Titanium implants are surgically placed into the jaw bone, where the implant fuses with the existing natural bone in a process called osseointegration. Properly integrated implants do not slip or make embarrassing noises and are more difficult to distinguish from your natural teeth. Because they mirror tooth and root structure, implants provide stimulation for the jawbone, preventing bone loss, while their titanium composition makes them resistant to decay. These factors contribute to the long-term success of implants and subsequent overall oral health.
Implant technology has been around for over 20 years. Not only does the technology continue to develop and improve, but it has also stood the test of time! Patients who received implants in the ’80s and ’90s continue to report optimum functionality of their implants. Dr. Rice is an experienced periodontist who specializes in implant placement with long-lasting results. With proper care and hygiene, dental implants are truly a life-long solution for missing teeth.
Find Out if You're a Candidate for All-on-4® or Dental Implants
There are many people that are told every day that they do not qualify for dental implants due to bone loss or other related conditions. Due to our experience and technology 90% of those people are still candidates for this procedure.