Published: 11/08/2017

A healthy, beautiful smile is essential for oral health and a positive self-image. If you have missing or broken teeth, you may also be at increased risk for more serious oral health problems. Dental implants may be the solution. With Thanksgiving approaching, bringing with it gatherings of family and friends, gift yourself a radiant smile from an experienced periodontist that will raise your confidence immensely, as well as multiple benefits.

Complete Your Smile

In the past, dentures and fixed bridges were the only options available to fill in gaps left by missing teeth. Dental implants, however, have been gaining popularity in the past 20 years. While dentures and fixed bridges are safe and viable, they are nonetheless temporary. The procedure is a good long-term way to replace missing teeth. Implants are designed to mirror tooth and root structure, and their titanium composition makes them resistant to decay, improving overall oral health while beautifying your smile.

Gain Confidence

A full, healthy smile does wonders not only for your oral well-being but also for your self-confidence. You can feel free to smile, laugh, eat, and speak without feeling uneasy or embarrassed about your teeth. Implants closely resemble natural teeth and are a long-term solution that helps you feel self-assured in all situations, including a Thanksgiving dinner with the family.

Protect Your Gums

Implants can protect gums where teeth are missing. When titanium implants are surgically placed in your mouth, they merge with your natural bone to preserve your gums from damage and potential infections. Implants are cared for by brushing and flossing, just as you do your natural teeth.

Schedule an Appointment

If you have missing teeth, you may be a good candidate for the procedure. Dr. Steven Rice is an experienced periodontist who can help you understand the aspects of this process. Get ready for Thanksgiving by contacting his office in Rockville, MD today to learn more about dental implants and schedule a consultation.

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