Dental Implants Can Restore Oral Function and Quality of Life
Over time, missing teeth can have a detrimental effect on your oral health, and even lead to additional missing teeth. The best way to restore health, form, and function is to replace missing teeth with dental implants. These tiny screw-like posts are inserted into the jaw to replace tooth roots, and can accommodate dental crowns, bridges, or dentures to complete a beautiful smile. Dr. Barry Bessler coordinates dental implants treatment at his Wayland, MD, practice. He works with a wide range of dental specialists to create the most personalized, state-of-the-art treatment plan just for your smile.
Dental Implant Basics
Dental implants are small titanium posts that are inserted into the jawbone to replace tooth roots and hold restorations securely in place. This restorative dentistry solution is especially beneficial because implants fuse with the bone tissue during a process called osseointegration. Whether you need one tooth or an entire arch of teeth replaced, Dr. Bessler can design a treatment plan specifically for your needs. Dental implants are also the only restoration that promotes good bone health. When you chew the implants stimulate the jawbone, much like natural tooth roots, which preserves bone density and strength.
Placing the Implant
Once Dr. Bessler has deemed dental implants as an effective and beneficial solution for your missing teeth, you can schedule your surgery. Dr. Bessler can recommend an experienced oral surgeon or another type of doctor to complete this phase of your treatment. During the procedure, your doctor will create a small opening in your gum tissue. Using precise instrumentation such as 3D scanners and digital x-rays, the implant will be placed and secured in your jaw. You will be kept comfortable and relaxed with an anesthetic and sedation.
Dr. Bessler works with a wide range of dental specialists to create the most effective, personalized treatment plan just for your smile.
After about four to six months, depending on your unique condition, the implant will have fused with your jawbone. At this time, your permanent restoration can be placed on the top of the implant post. Your new tooth or teeth will function in the same way that your natural teeth do, and you can clean and maintain them with at-home care and regular exams.
Unique Treatment Benefits
When you receive dental implants, you can look forward to a wide range of benefits:
- As opposed to traditional dentures, your implant-supported restoration will allow you to speak with renewed clarity and eat your favorite foods with ease and confidence.
- Dental implants stimulate the jawbone tissue when eating, a process that otherwise occurs only with natural tooth roots. This preserves the density and strength of the bone tissue, which can promote good oral, periodontal, and general health.
- Your appearance will be enhanced because of the natural-looking aesthetics of implant-supported restorations.
- Most patients experience a dramatic improvement in their quality of life after replacing their missing teeth with dental implants.
Learn Whether You Are a Candidate for Implants
Living with missing teeth can compromise your oral health and quality of life, but we can help. Dr. Bessler has an extensive network of professionals and specialists that work in conjunction to help you completely restore your smile. Contact our office today to learn more about dental implants, or to schedule a consultation.
“We consider it a privilege to have you as our patient. We will honor this privilege by providing you with prompt attention and high-quality, respectful care.” Dr. Barry Bessler