Having a full and beautiful smile can do wonders for your self-confidence. But if you're missing permanent teeth, you may not feel much like showing off those obvious gaps. At Special Care Dentistry in Landover, MD, Dr. Nekia Staley-Neither can help you change the way you feel about your smile with dental implants. These amazing implements are the most long-lasting and natural-looking to replace missing teeth.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants replace one or more of your teeth through the use of a metal post, which your Landover, MD, dentist inserts into your jawbone during a procedure at Special Care Dentistry. Dental implant placement doesn't require downtime and is generally painless, but it does take a few months before the post is fused with the jawbone and is ready for its upper attachments, the abutment and the crown. Made from high-quality porcelain, crowns match the natural teeth that surround them perfectly and blend in easily.
Why are dental implants so popular?
It hasn't taken long for dental implants to change the way people are replacing missing teeth. That's because they make it easy for people to restore not only their appearance, but their dental health. With the post acting as the root, your smile becomes completely stable again and it's like you never lost a tooth. In addition, dental implants don't need any particular cleaning ritual; just the regular oral hygiene habits that you should keep up with, such as brushing twice daily and flossing daily. With proper care, they can last many decades.
If you'd like to learn more about dental implants and their positive impact, we want to hear from you! Contact Special Care Dentistry at one of our two convenient locations in Landover or Suitland, MD, and ask to set up a consultation with Dr. Staley-Neither today!