Dental implants have helped many people in the Bowie and Silver Spring areas avoid the embarrassing problem of missing teeth and gaps in their mouths following tooth loss. An implant is a permanent prosthetic tooth that is placed in an area where a tooth has been extracted or lost. The titanium rod, or fake tooth root, or a dental implant becomes a permanent part of the jaw for unparalleled stability in a tooth replacement. The crown that attaches to the top of your dental implant can be brushed and flossed just like natural teeth. RCT Endodontics has offered implant dentistry in Bowie and Silver Spring since 1999. We use the latest treatment methods to produce the most natural-looking and long-lasting results possible.
When are Dental Implants Necessary?
Our doctors always make every attempt to save a tooth that is diseased or damaged. In some cases, there is simply no way to preserve the natural tooth, even with the use of the advanced treatment methods and technology that we have available in our practice. Our specialists have training in implant dentist techniques so that we can offer a solution for our patients in Bowie and Silver Spring when we cannot successfully save one or more of their natural teeth.
Are Dental Implants Better than Dentures?
Dentures are a viable method of dealing with tooth loss, but they do pose problems. Since they are removable, prosthetic teeth, dentures can fit poorly, leading to rubbing and discomfort in sensitive tissues in the mouth. In addition, dentures do not prevent bone loss in the jaw, which can lead to jaw pain and changes in bite and facial aesthetic. Dentures can also be difficult to keep clean and can negatively impact speech and eating. Because dental implants become a part of the jaw just like natural teeth, they help to preserve the jawbone, fit comfortably, and will not impact how you chew your food or care for your teeth. For many people, this makes dental implants preferable to dentures.
Are Dental Implants the Right Choice for Me?
The best choice for any patient is always to save the natural tooth if possible. At RCT Endodontics, we'll look for every possible way of doing so before we consider implant dentistry as a treatment option. In the event that there is no way to save the affected tooth, we will take x-rays and perform a comprehensive consultation to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. To schedule your consultation
with our implant dentists in Bowie and Silver Spring, contact
our office today.