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Author: Dr. Tontra Lowe

I’m always sad to find out that some people believe they’ll simply never be able to enjoy the confidence that comes from having a beautiful smile. But I’m happy to tell them the good news: In most cases, there are treatment options available for restoring smiles! And one of the most effective solutions happens to be implant dentistry.

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth and maintaining healthy jaw structure. The first step of implant dentistry requires a series of X-rays or CT scans. These procedures give me important insights for deciding what kind of placement procedures you might need and the treatment that will ultimately be best for you.

The dental implant procedure itself can be performed on an outpatient basis. During the procedure a narrow channel is made into the bone. A titanium post or abutment is then inserted. Titanium is the preferred metal, as it is known for being biologically safe.

Missing teeth can be the result of various afflictions, but one prominent culprit is advanced periodontal disease, which can also cause bone loss. Over time advanced periodontal disease can lead to the loss of multiple teeth, resulting in some patients opting for multiple extractions and dentures.

Dentures have their benefits, but dental implants are a more effective investment for your long-term oral health. With proper care and dedication to a consistent oral hygiene regimen, dental implants can last you a lifetime! What benefit could be more awesome than that?

And if you’re visiting my office twice a year for your regular checkups, that certainly goes a long way toward helping you to maintain gum health and helping to remove minor surface stains from your remaining natural teeth.

For more information about the benefits of implant dentistry or to set up an implant consultation, please call my office at 571-261-2600 to schedule your appointment today. I’ll look forward to hearing from you.