One of the most reliable and popular options for individuals suffering from tooth loss is dental implants. These devices replace lost tooth roots and can be restored with crowns, bridges, or dentures. With over 30 years of experience, Dr. Victor R. Siegel in Rockville, MD, has received extensive training in implant placement. He also crafts and attaches custom implant restorations, so our patients can undergo all aspects of treatment in one convenient location. Dr. Siegel invites you to learn more about the benefits of dental implants and how this treatment can improve your quality of life.
Because dental implants integrate with the surrounding bone tissue, they offer several advantages over traditional teeth replacement treatments. For example, implants offer:
- Optimal stability: Once you have healed, dental implants stay firmly in place. As a result, they are able to support a wide range of prostheses, including full dentures, which will not shift or slip when eating or speaking.
- Durability and longevity: Dental implants can last 40 years or more with proper care. Although your restorations may eventually need to be replaced, your implants could last the rest of your life.
- Comfort: Due to outstanding stability, implant-supported dentures are more comfortable than traditional dentures.
With an implant-supported restoration by Dr. Siegel, you can rest assured that your smile will look completely natural to those around you. We use premium materials to achieve results that are virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Denture wearers need not worry about an unstable denture looking odd to those around them - the implants keep a denture secure, so no one will be able to tell you have had dental work. Instead, they will more likely notice an attractive, healthy-looking smile.
Oral Health Benefits
Jawbone atrophy is a natural side-effect of tooth loss. If a missing tooth is not replaced, the supporting bone ridge will recede over time as the body redistributes the bone tissue elsewhere. This condition can lead to more complex dental issues, including further tooth loss and changes in your facial features. Dental implants are the one and only solution that can stop this from happening after teeth have been lost. This is because the implants directly replace tooth roots and provide the stimulation necessary to maintain bone tissue in the jaw.
Implants can also allow you to retain healthy dental tissue, which is always advisable in any type of treatment. Before the advent of implants, a single missing tooth was traditionally replaced with a dental bridge. This procedure requires significant removal of tissue from the adjacent teeth. Dental implant placement, on the other hand, requires no alteration of nearby teeth.
Contact Our Practice for More Information
To help patients afford out-of-pocket costs, we accept CareCredit® financing, which can break the cost of your treatment into low-interest and interest-free payments over time. To learn more about the benefits of dental implants, schedule a consultation at our practice online or call (301) 963-4330.