If you’ve been feeling too embarrassed to smile because you’re trying to conceal a missing tooth, you don’t have to hide your smile anymore. Millions of people are missing teeth and it’s not always due to poor oral hygiene. But, no matter the reason for tooth loss, Dr. Patrick Ousborne and Dr. Rikki Esterson at Dental Excellence in Towson, MD can help you restore your smile and your confidence with dental implants. This increasingly popular treatment is recommended by thousands of dentists as the best method of replacing missing teeth.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implants actually completely replace your missing tooth. A titanium implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone and replaces the tooth’s root from the root up. Then, an artificial tooth called a crown is attached atop the implant. This crown helps the implant blend in with your existing teeth and allows it to be used to bite and chew like a natural tooth. Once you have healed from the implant surgery, your new implant will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
How Can Dental Implants Help Restore My Confidence?
Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are used and cleaned exactly like your natural teeth and, because they are a permanent addition to your mouth, there is never a need to remove the implant and clean it before placing it back in your mouth. With a dental implant, you can still brush and floss normally. Best of all, no one will know you have an implant unless you tell them.
Implants can help restore your confidence in your oral health as well as your smile. When a permanent tooth is lost, the jawbone can actually begin to erode, shrinking your mouth and causing your tooth to move and your bite to become unstable. Dental implants replace the root from the missing tooth, preserving your jawbone’s health and structure and making sure your teeth remain securely in place.
Dental Implants in Towson, MD
Implants are a long-term investment in your oral health. Dental Excellence, Dr. Ousborne’s and Dr. Esterson’s practice in Towson, MD, is focused on the long term maintenance of a comfortable, functional smile that provides confidence and the best possible quality of life. Schedule your comprehensive dental examination online or call our offices at (410) 514-6553 to start restoring your smile and confidence today.