FAQs about Dental Implants
Learn more about how dental implants from our Urbana, MD, office can help heal your smile
Tooth loss is still a major problem for many Americans. According to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), close to half of adults over age 40 are missing at least one tooth, and over 40 million are missing all of their natural teeth. In addition to the self-esteem problems and social/professional embarrassment that come with tooth loss, the condition can also lead to serious oral and even general health problems if left untreated.
Fortunately, the dentists here at Pearlfection Dentistry, in Urbana, MD, and Frederick, MD, offer dental implants to give you back your smile and improve your oral health. Read on to learn more about this miraculous restorative treatment.
From the office of our Urbana, MD, general, cosmetic, and restorative dentists, Dr. Jared Lawson, Dr. EJ Stringer, Dr. Tammira Badakhshan, Dr. Nikta Pashai, periodontist Dr. Ashley Seals, prosthodontist, Dr. Amos Chi, oral surgeon, Dr. Brian Chang, endodontist, Dr. Pratik Patel, Dr. Leo Perez DDS and MD (Board Certified Oral Surgeon and General Surgeon), Dr. Leslie Oakes DDS - Board Certified Pediatric Dentist and orthodontist, Dr. Stephen Tigani
Q: What are Dental Implants?
A: An implant, provided by your Urbana dentist, is a small, biocompatible titanium screw that anchors a dental crown or set of dentures in place. The implant is placed in the socket of the missing tooth so that it replaces the root, thus helping to prevent any bone loss following tooth loss.
Q: How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
A: Implants are designed to be a permanent replacement for a missing tooth. With proper care habits, including rigorous oral hygiene and follow-up care with your dentist, dental implants have a very high success rate.
Q: Can I Use Dental Implants if I Have Dentures?
A: Implants can be used to replace a single tooth, or to support a set of dentures on the upper or lower jaw. If you already use a pair of traditional dentures, you may be able to switch to implant-supported dentures, as well.
Dental Implants From our Urbana, MD, Office
For more information about dental implants and how they can help to fix your smile and protect your oral health, contact our office in Urbana, MD, by calling (301) 663-5550 to schedule an appointment with one of our oral surgeons today.