Tooth damage and tooth loss can happen for a variety of reasons including poor hygiene, facial trauma, and gum disease. Fortunately, expert periodontists like Dr. Steven Rice have many cutting edge techniques to restore a beautiful and functional smile. Depending on the state of your teeth and gums, dental implants may be extremely effective for a natural appearance and comfortable feel.
Dental implants provide a permanent solution to missing teeth. Because implants are surgically attached to the jawbone, they rarely need adjustment or replacement, so you can enjoy the convenience of a long-term solution.
Modern dental implants are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth, so you can feel confident in your smile. They also function just like real teeth so you can eat and talk comfortably.
One of the potential consequences of gum disease is bone loss within the mouth. Because implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, they stimulate the growth and prevent further bone loss.
Dentures and bridges sit on top of the gums and rely on adjacent teeth for support whereas implants are completely supported by the jawbone. This prevents misalignment or damage to adjacent teeth and promotes overall oral health.
If you are looking into dental implants in Rockville, MD, you may think the procedure requires a large investment of time and expense. However, we strive to make implants affordable and efficient for every patient. Our office offers many different options for implants, including the All-on-4® technique that uses only four implants. These strategically placed implants are immediately functional and can support as many teeth as necessary, making this a quick and cost-effective option.
If you have damaged or missing teeth, or worry that you may be suffering from gum disease, give our office a call to schedule your consultation. Dr. Rice and our team of experts are here to find the right treatments that will restore your teeth to healthy functionality and natural beauty.