Achieve a Complete and Beautiful Smile With Dental Implants
Are missing teeth wreaking havoc on your everyday life? From doing your best to hide your smile to struggling with basic tasks like eating and speaking, missing teeth can quickly become a burden. At ASE Dental, we don’t want to see patients suffering due to lost teeth. That’s why our Silver Spring dentist offers dental implants — the number one rated restorative treatment option.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are custom restorations designed to replace a missing tooth from root to crown and naturally fuse with your jawbone for unmatched stability. As the top-rated restorative treatment, dental implants will look, feel, and function like your natural teeth for a lifetime of healthy smiling.
Our Silver Spring dental implants are made up of three parts:
- Implant: A titanium post that’s surgically placed into the jawbone and is the base of your restoration — it acts as the root for your prosthetic tooth.
- Abutment: This piece connects the post to your custom restoration.
- Restoration: The visible part of your dental implants. It’s typically a porcelain crown.
Benefits of Dental Implants
By choosing dental implants as your tooth replacement solution, you’ll receive a variety of benefits, including:
- Natural function and appearance
- Secured to the jaw
- Stimulates healthy bone growth
- Low maintenance
- Resistant to decay
- Stable and comfortable
- Prevents the jawbone from shrinking
- Can last a lifetime
Our Dental Implant Process
Your first appointment at our Silver Spring office will include an oral health exam, a discussion of your smile goals, and a review of your medical history. Dr. Bassford will start by examining your mouth to determine how much gum tissue, bone, and space is available for placing the implant. Some patients may need to undergo a supplemental procedure, such as a bone graft, before implant treatment to ensure it’s a success.
Your Silver Spring dentist will always inform you of any underlying oral health conditions she may notice or if you’ll require a preliminary procedure before receiving dental implants.
After we determine that dental implants are the best choice for your oral health needs, Dr. Bassford will digitally design your procedure from implant placement to your restoration. We use advanced technology, including a CBCT and Intra Oral Scanner, to map out your implant procedure and ensure you’ll receive the best results possible.
Dr. Bassford will refer you to an oral surgeon to get your implants placed. We’ll manufacture the surgical guide for the surgeon, ensuring you get the results we’ve discussed.
Once you’ve completely healed from surgery, you’ll return to our Silver Spring, MD office, where Dr. Bassford will place your custom restoration. Typically, patients use porcelain crowns, but in some cases, your restoration may also be a dental bridge or dentures, depending on your situation. Once your restoration is secure, you’ll leave our office proudly showing off your new smile.
Dental Implant Candidacy
If you want a restoration that allows you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence, dental implants may be the solution for you. To take advantage of dental implants, you’ll need a strong jawbone and healthy gums.
If you suffer from bone loss or gum disease, Dr. Bassford may be able to prepare you for implants with a supplemental procedure. Any supplemental procedures will be included in your treatment plan up-front and discussed during your consultation.
Caring for Your Dental Implants
When you properly care for your dental implants, they can last a lifetime. Fortunately, caring for your restoration is almost no different than caring for your natural teeth. Our dentist recommends following these tips to keep your implants in good condition:
- Brush your teeth twice a day with a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss once a day
- Rinse between meals
- Visit our Silver Spring dental office once every six months for professional cleanings and exams
Frequently Asked Questions
The cost of your dental implants will depend on your unique oral health situation. Specific factors will influence the total cost, including how many implants you’ll need, if you need a supplemental procedure, and your insurance coverage. At your initial consultation, we’ll always go over the cost of your treatment and your payment options.
To learn more about our insurance and financing policies, give us a call at (301) 593-5500.
Typically, the base of your dental implant can last a lifetime. However, the custom restoration can last up to 25 years. To maximize the longevity of your implants, make sure that you brush, floss, and rinse your mouth every day. Also, schedule regular appointments with Dr. Bassford at our Silver Spring office. With excellent oral care, your implants can potentially last a lifetime without the need for replacement.
Yes! As long as your implant surgery is performed by an experienced and qualified dentist, there’s no reason to worry. Overall, dental implants have a success rate of 98 percent. They’re also the only tooth replacement option that stimulates jawbone growth, making them the best treatment for your long-term oral health.
If you have any questions about dental implants, please call our Silver Spring, MD office at (301) 593-5500, and one of our team members will be happy to assist you.
Complications with dental implants are rare. In the unlikely event that you experience a problem, don’t attempt to fix the implant yourself — this may only result in additional damage and set your treatment back further. Instead, give us a call and explain the issue to Dr. Bassford. She’ll provide the care you need as soon as possible and get your treatment back on track.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
Don’t let missing teeth affect your life any longer. At ASE Dental, our dentist is ready to help you achieve a complete smile and pristine oral health! To learn more about dental implants or the other restorative treatments we have to offer, call our Silver Spring office today at (301) 593-5500. You can also fill out an online contact form, and we’ll get back to you shortly.
We proudly serve the surrounding Silver Spring, MD areas, including Kensington, Wheaton-Glenmont, and more.