Finding a functional, durable tooth replacement option can be difficult. However, due to recent advancements in dentistry, dental implants can provide patients with a secure tooth replacement option that look and function like your natural teeth. Cosmetic and general dentist Dr. Christopher Banks of Capital Cosmetic Dentistry offers a range of tooth replacement options, including dental implants. Dental implants can be an excellent solution for your tooth replacement needs. Washington, DC dentist Dr. Banks will work with you to determine which solution is best for you.
Dental implants are small, titanium post that is surgically attached to the jawbone. Over the course of 3 to 6 months, the dental implant will fuse into the jawbone, creating a stable foundation for your chosen tooth restoration option. Dental implants can permanently secure dentures, dental crowns, and dental bridges. Dr. Banks will determine which option best suits your needs depending on the number of teeth missing and their position in the mouth.
Dental implants can offer a number of benefits for your smile:
- Don’t need to worry about slippage because dental implants are fixed into place
- Don’t require daily maintenance that dentures need
- Improves speech
- Can eat and drink comfortably
- Prevents further bone loss and gum recession
- Durable and long lasting solution
- Look and function like your natural teeth
- 98% success rate (highest rate compared to other dental procedures)
The Process: Dental Implants
During your first visit, Dr. Banks will thoroughly examine your teeth to determine if dental implants are right for you. If dental implants aren’t right for you, Dr. Bank does offer a range of tooth replacement option to help restore your smile. If you are an ideal candidate for dental implants, Dr. Banks will work in close collaboration with a local surgeon who will perform the initial dental implant procedure under local anesthesia.It will take 3-6 month for the dental implant to heal fully. After the dental implants heal and fuse with the jawbone, Dr. Banks will skillfully attach your chosen restoration. Dental implants can be a valuable solution for patients who are missing teeth. With proper care and maintenance, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
Visit Capital Cosmetic Dentistry
Washington, DC dentist Dr. Banks is committed to helping patients achieve a beautiful, functional smile. If you are interested in dental implants, visit Capital Cosmetic Dentistry of Chevy Chase. You can schedule an appointment online or call 202.769.0324