Dental implants are versatile and strong, offering patients a long-lasting fix to their smile. If you have missing teeth, dental implants provide support for restorations such as crowns or dentures. Dr. Oneal Russell provides tooth replacement care with dental implant restorations
, which restore oral health and help patients enjoy normal life with a full smile.
Why Dental Implants are Long-Lasting
Dental implant posts are the supporting structures for dental restorations. Made from titanium, a material that’s safe for the body, posts are integrated into the jaw bone with a placement procedure. Once placed, implants fuse to the jaw bone and become almost a natural part of the smile. They are artificial teeth roots that support restorations and provide new support for the jaw bone.
When teeth are lost or extracted, the jaw bone loses strength over time. Without a tooth root to support, the jaw bone deteriorates, making the jaw weaker and contributing to an older look in the face. Dental implants encourage the jaw bone to supply nutrients to areas where posts are placed, reversing the resorption process. With implant posts in the smile, you can enjoy the opportunity to attain a beautiful, healthy smile again.
Restorations, which are attached to the abutments placed on implant posts, are made from durable and beautiful materials. Dental porcelain offers an equal measure of strength and natural beauty, the white sheen mimicking the look of teeth. This proven material is hardened to resist daily wear and tear and is customized to your smile. They are fashioned in a dental lab, perfectly sized to your tooth or teeth, and color-matched to look more uniform when placed in your smile.
Whether you’re in need of implant-supported crowns, bridges, or dentures, implant placement is planned to fulfill these needs. With a 98 percent success rate of placement and restoration, dental implants have proven themselves as a viable treatment option, especially if patients pursue proper oral health care.
Consider the Lifetime impact of Dental Implants
If you or a family member is considering options to replace gaps in the smile, dental implants should be at the top of your list. To see if it’s the right procedure for your or another’s smile, visit or call Dr. Oneal F. Russell III
, who provides implant restorations from our Annapolis practice