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By Dr. Steven L. Rattner DDS & Associates
June 08, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Missing one or more teeth? Then dental implants could be the right option for implants

While tooth loss may be exciting as a child, it certainly isn’t exciting as an adult. Of course, there are many reasons why you may lose a tooth as an adult. Maybe a bad fall or sports injury knocked out your tooth or you don’t come in for routine care as you should and decay took over. Whatever the case might be, our Gaithersburg, MD, family dentists Dr. Steven Rattner and Dr. Maryam Roosta are here to determine if dental implants are the right choice.

These are some questions to ask yourself to help determine whether or not getting dental implants in Gaithersburg, MD, is the best option for you:

Are you the right age for dental implants?

You’ll be happy to hear that you are never too old to get a dental implant. Implants are a great option for any adult. Of course, you can be too young for implants. We do not recommend implants for children or teens who have lost permanent teeth. Why? Children’s jawbones are still growing, and placing a dental implant into the jawbone would only stunt the jawbone and prevent it from fully developing. When you come in for a consultation, we will be able to examine the jawbone through a series of x-rays to make sure implants are the best choice.

Are you missing one or more teeth?

A lot of people think that a dental implant can only replace a single tooth. While that is true, we can also place multiple implants into the jawbone. By placing several implants, these amazingly stable and resilient structures can support everything from a dental bridge to a full set of dentures. If you are missing multiple teeth don’t automatically think that dental implants aren’t right.

Are you looking for a long-term resolution to your tooth loss?

Some people are looking for an economical way to replace their teeth while others are looking for a restoration that will most closely resemble a natural tooth. Your personal treatment goals will help us determine if implants are the best approach to handling your tooth loss. An implant is the only restoration that will naturally fuse together with the jawbone and tissue to become permanent. Once this has occurred, you could have a new tooth that lasts the rest of your life if you maintain good oral hygiene.

Have questions about dental implants? Want to find out if this is the right restorative treatment for you? If so, turn to Grove Dental Arts in Gaithersburg, MD, to get the care you deserve to improve your oral health. Call our office today to schedule your appointment.