You're not alone! Did you know that 69% of adults between the ages of 35-44 have lost one or more of their permanent teeth?
Dr. Taff and Dr. Levine have placed over 3000 implants successfully since 1988. A dental implant procedure is a great option for patients looking for long term tooth replacement. Not only are dental implants comfortable and discreet, they also help to prevent bone and tissue deterioration that happens after tooth loss. Patients of Dr. Taff and Dr. Levine who receive dental implants in Potomac will get a lifelong replacement if proper care and maintenance are provided.
A dental implant is a titanium screw of varying widths and lengths that is placed in the bone where the tooth is missing - it is the same material used in orthopedic joint replacements. Research suggests that over two-thirds of adults will experience tooth loss by the age of 44. Furthermore, over one-quarter of adults will have lost all permanent teeth by the time they reach their mid-seventies.
A dental implant procedure places titanium prosthetics in the jaw bone for maximum stability. After a brief three to six month healing period, the titanium will become fused with the jaw bone through a process known as “osseointegration.” This implant fixture is then used like the root of a natural tooth, whereby a post is fabricated to insert into the threaded implant and a crown is placed permanently on the new post. It also means that the implants will act just like natural teeth and help to preserve the jaw bone and gum tissue. After the crown has been placed, your implants will look like natural teeth as well. Nobody will know the difference!
Undergoing a dental implant procedure can result in many benefits for patients. When compared with traditional tooth replacements, dental implants are more comfortable, attractive, and carry only a small risk of complication. In addition, no treatment is necessary to the adjacent teeth which traditionally were used to hold the artificial missing tooth as part of a fixed bridge. They also do not have problems such as slippage or require reshaping teeth. Because they are made from titanium, your implants will not cause irritation and will actually resist decay.
Patients who take proper care of their dental implants rarely need to replace them. To learn more about dental implants in Potomac, MD, contact Dr. Taff and Dr. Levine to schedule your consultation today!
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Taff & Levine, DDS
7811 Montrose Road Suite 300
Potomac, Maryland 20854