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Dental Implants: Are They For Me?

  • May 23, 2016
  • Tooth loss can be a life-altering event. When you lose a tooth, you might not feel as good about your appearance. You may struggle to eat the foods you love. You may feel less confident and have lower self-esteem overall. These things can have a dramatic impact on your life and on your ability to succeed. By choosing a tooth replacement option that helps you look better, function better, and restores your confidence, you can get your life back on track.

    In this post of Gilbart Dental Care’s ongoing blog, we would like to discuss one of our most effective tooth replacement solutions: dental implants. Dental implants are prosthetic tooth roots that are inserted into the gums and support a restoration of some kind — typically a single crown or a denture. To learn more about dental implants, please read on or contact one of our three convenient locations in Frederick, Hagerstown, or Ellicott City, MD to schedule a consultation.

    Dental implants are the most reliable, aesthetically appealing tooth replacement options you can choose from. Our team works exclusively with the restoration part of the procedure. We partner with a trusted specialist to place your implant before having you return to our office to create and load your crown or denture. This setup allows us to focus on creating a restoration that fits all of your needs.

    But how do you know if dental implants are a good fit for you? The only way to find out for sure is to schedule an appointment with our team. We will be happy to examine your situation and help you determine the best treatment plan. However, there are pros and cons you should consider beforehand. Dental implants might be right for you if you are looking for a tooth replacement option that is …

    … strong and reliable. Because dental implants are surgically placed directly into your gums and allowed to fuse to your jawbone, they are the strongest, most reliable tooth replacement option we offer. As mentioned above, we work with a trusted surgical specialist to place the implants. This strong, secure foundation will allow you to eat the foods you love again. In fact, dental implants can restore almost 100 percent of your natural chewing power!

    … highly aesthetically pleasing. We craft all of our restorations to look as natural as possible in your mouth. AND because implants actually connect to your jaw like real teeth, they look even more authentic.

    … good for helping you maintain your oral health. Did you know that your jawbone can deteriorate if your tooth sockets are left empty? By replacing your teeth with prosthetic tooth roots, you are preserving your bone and maintaining good oral health!

    … stress-free and easy to care for. Many of the restorations used for dental implants only need to be brushed and flossed like normal. Combine that with regular dental checkups, and your implants will last for many years to come! You also will never have to worry about them popping out or moving around on you like removable dentures sometimes do.

    … certain to boost your confidence and help you look and feel your best! All of these benefits really come down to one thing: you will look and feel great! Dental implants will restore what you have lost, boosting your confidence and helping you get back to your normal life.

    Dental implants may not be right for you if you …

    … have very poor oral health. Dental implants require a certain level of healthy bone to be placed properly.

    … have a very limited budget. Dental implants are an investment. While we completely believe that their benefits make them worth the expense, dental implants can be a bit costly. Talk to our team to learn more about financing your dental care.

    … don’t want to undergo surgery or wait through a healing period. Dental implants do require a surgical procedure and a healing period, so you must be all right with those facts. If you are looking for a noninvasive option, dental implants are not for you.

    Are you ready to get started with dental implants? Contact our team for a consultation. You can reach our Frederick location at 240-513-7523, our Hagerstown location at 240-347-0910, and our Ellicott City location at 240-347-0614. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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