Published: 09/07/2018

Fall begins on September 22, 2018, and that means all things pumpkin are coming your way. Whether you love the thought of pumpkin spice everything or loathe it, there is no doubt that the fall season brings promises of many tasty treats on the horizon. So, are your teeth ready for all of the scrumptious goodness heading your way? If not, it may be time to schedule a visit to your periodontist and start looking into dental implants.

Options for Missing Teeth

When you have missing teeth, it can make it difficult to eat your favorite foods or even speak normally. Dental implants help restore the full function of your mouth. In addition, because implants are embedded securely into the jaw, they do not move around and can be used just like your real teeth – which means no food restrictions. If you have multiple missing teeth, you may be able to get dental implants with a bridge to cover a gap. You can also replace a full arch of teeth with implant options.

Preparations Start Now

If you want your teeth ready for all of the fall fun coming your way, it is important to start preparing now. This is because Dr. Steven N. Rice of Advanced Laser Gum Surgery Institute of Washington in Rockville, MD will first need to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Good candidates should be in relatively good health and have decent bone density.

Even if your bone density is lacking, you may qualify for dental implants through a bone graft. This bolsters your jaw in preparation to accept the implant. Your jaw must be healed before the implant can be placed, so the graft needs to be done as early as possible.

Reserve Your Consultation Right Away

You can still get ready for all of the fall festivities by scheduling your consultation with Dr. Rice as soon as possible. Contact our office today to reserve your spot.

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