Are Dental Implants the Best Choice for Me?

Are Dental Implants the Best Choice for Me?

Are you thinking about having a missing tooth replaced? If so, you can rely on our dental team at K Street Dental & Orthodontic Group to steer you in the right direction for your oral health needs. 

We offer dental implants as an excellent option to help restore your oral health. When making a decision, you want to make the right one. Here’s why we think dental implants might be your best choice.

Can anyone get implants?

In most cases, the answer is yes. To qualify for dental implants, you need to have healthy gums and bone to support the implant. If your jawbone isn’t strong enough, you may need a dental bone graft, which is a surgical procedure to repair your diseased or damaged bone.

Other factors might affect whether implants are right for you. For example, being a heavy smoker, having a chronic disorder, or having gum disease can affect whether you’re a candidate for implants.

Our team carefully assesses your oral health and other factors and works with you to make dental implants a possibility for you.

Benefits of dental implants

Dental implants are a popular choice for many because of the advantages they offer. Here are several:

Success rate

Dental implants have proven to be highly successful for patients with cracked, chipped, broken, or missing teeth.

Options

Dental implants have versatility. We can perform the procedure to replace one tooth or multiple teeth. If you need all teeth replaced in your upper or lower jaw, dental implants can do that, too. We can also combine them with other treatments like a bridge or dentures.

Function 

Because dental implants bond with your jawbone, they are extremely stable and secure. When we attach your dental crown to your implant, you have a fully functioning prosthetic that allows you to eat and speak without any issues. 

You also won’t experience any sensitivity issues in your tooth because implants don’t have nerves.

Appearance

Dental implants and restorations look and feel just like your natural teeth. No one can tell you have artificial teeth. You also don’t have to worry about them shifting, becoming loose, or falling out. 

Long-lasting

When you take proper care of your oral health at home and keep your routine checkups at our office, your dental implants can last a lifetime. 

Easy to take care of

You take care of your dental implants just like you take care of your natural teeth. Brush at least twice a day, floss at least once a day, and use an antiseptic mouthrinse daily. The way you treat your implants isn’t any different than how you practice good oral hygiene with your natural teeth.

To learn more about implants and to find out if they’re right for you, call today to make an appointment at our Washington, DC, office or request one online.

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