Long Term Benefits of Dental Implants

By City Dental DC
June 09, 2020
Category: Oral Health
Tags: dental implants  

Do you want straighter whiter teeth, just like the movies?

Well, look no further, City Dental DC in Washington, D.C. offer patients dental implants. It not only rejuvenates your smile, but adds structural support by replacing missing teeth.

More About Dental Implants

Dental implants are synthetic teeth that replace missing tooth roots. They're made of a biocompatible titanium post that's inserted where the missing tooth once was. The titanium post fuses to the rest of the bone in a process called osseointegration that takes about 3-to-6 months.

Your Washington, D.C., dentist then places a screw in the post to fasten a crown on top. The crown matches the rest of the teeth and is the only visible part of the implant because it lies above the gumline.

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants have many benefits and are an economic decision that can last a lifetime. Some of the benefits include:

  • They can replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth.
  • Dental implants are one of the most successful dental treatments with a 95% success rate.
  • Implants restore vital functions like chewing and speech.
  • They are comfortable, unlike other prosthetics, because they don't slip out of your mouth.
  • Dental implants protect the jawbone from sinkage or reduced bone density.

Who is a good candidate for this procedure?

Typically adults are a good fit because their jaws are fully developed. People also need to have a healthy oral regimen and substantial bone density for the procedure to be successful. Smokers and drinkers aren't good candidates, as well as people who have low immune systems.

How do I get a dental implant?

The first step in this process is to actually contact City Dental DC in Washington, D.C. A dentist will examine your teeth and let you know if you're a good candidate. If you'd like to make an appointment or have more questions about dental implants, call (202) 628-7979 today!