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What Your Tooth Replacement Options Are

December 15, 2019
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Posted By: Gladnick Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
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When you are missing a tooth, you may be wondering how to restore your smile.

Not only does a full smile look attractive and beautiful, but it's also essential for your overall health. The loss of a tooth can make eating and chewing properly tricky, not to mention speaking clearly. Loss of self-esteem can directly affect your health, success, and general happiness. Your oral health is also much better when you are not missing a tooth since a gap in your smile can result in jaw bone deterioration and the shifting of adjacent teeth towards the gap. 

If you are missing a tooth, give us a call at Gladnick Family & Cosmetic Dentistry immediately to discuss your options. 

Tooth Replacement Options in Rockville

Dental implants—Considered the gold standard of smile restoration options, dental implants are a surgical, dental procedure that fuses a replacement tooth root to the jawbone. Since the dental implant replaces each individual tooth root, patients with multiple missing teeth may be interested in All-on-4 dental implants that replace more than one absent tooth. Since the tooth root is restored, patients don't have to worry about jaw bone recession and tooth shifting. Dental implants look, feel, and function just like natural teeth and can last for decades, making them a lifelong investment. 

Implant-Supported Bridge—Similar to a dental bridge, these bridges are permanently placed in your jawbone to restore multiple missing teeth. Implant-supported bridges reduce the overall pressure from chewing, eating, or tooth grinding so that no individual implant bears the brunt of external force. Your Rockville dentist will be able to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure by ensuring your teeth and gums are in good health, and you have sufficient bone to support the dental implants. 

The Benefits of Dental Implants

Since dental implants are anchored directly into your jawbone, they won't shift, fall out unexpectedly, or become loose. With proper care and maintenance, they can last for a lifetime. It's essential to maintain regular and routine dental checkups with Dr. Liz and Dr. Tommy Gladnick at least two or three times a year so they can determine that dental implant is not showing any abnormalities or issues. 

Dental implants replace your tooth root and stimulate your jawbone to regenerate and remain healthy. Replacing missing teeth is an important factor in your oral health, appearance, self-esteem, and quality of life. Don't hesitate to call our dental office in Rockville today to learn more about your smile options. 

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