Published: 09/05/2017

When you have missing teeth, it can greatly affect your life. You no longer have the same functions, which may mean you have to forgo certain foods. Additionally, studies show that poor chewing ability could lead to dementia. Missing teeth also affect your smile, with many people feeling too self-conscious to truly smile. Dental implants have helped improve many patients’ lives, which is why Dr. Rice at Advanced Laser Gum Surgery often suggests patients with missing teeth choose them.

Improve Function

Dental implants are a permanent option for replacing missing teeth. They are made with similar material to your teeth, so you end up with a similar bite to what you had before you experienced dental issues. This improves the function of your mouth, so you are able to enjoy all the same foods you used to.

Restore Your Smile

Because they appear similar to natural teeth, implants restore your smile. Most people have no idea that the tooth is fake, or when a complete mouth is filled with fake teeth, so there is no reason to be self-conscious. Smiling has a significant effect on your quality of life. Studies have found that people who smile more have better satisfaction in life, are healthier, happier, and live longer.

What To Expect

Dental implants take multiple appointments to complete. You start with an examination from your dentist or periodontist, who determines if you are a right fit for the procedure. Then, you will have the actual implants placed into your jaw, as long as you have sufficient bone and gums to handle them. If not, you might need to have some other work done to provide a strong enough foundation, such as a bone graft or sinus augmentation. Then, the periodontist will create the fake tooth that will fit onto the implant.

Start Restoring Your Smile Today

Contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Rice in Rockville, MD. After your screening, we will have an idea of what you need so we can better discuss your options for dental implants and replacing your missing teeth. There are options that are affordable for most budgets.

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