Are Dental Implants Right for Me?

Illustrations of dental implants in Germantown, MD

Modern dentistry is truly a marvel! These days, we can replace teeth in more ways than ever before. When you look at dental implants, in particular, it’s amazing to see just how natural these artificial teeth can look and feel. So if you have a gap in your smile, we invite you to seriously consider dental implants.

Dental implants may be the right tooth replacement for you if:

  • You’re missing one tooth or many teeth – Dental implants can be used to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. They can also support a dental bridge or dentures.
  • You have good oral hygiene & overall health – Good oral hygiene and oral health make up a necessary foundation for successful dental implants. It’s essential that you have healthy gums and a sufficient amount of jawbone for an implant to be placed properly and to stay secured in place. It’s also important that you don’t have any underlying medical conditions that may prevent you from having or recovering from surgery.
  • You don’t smoke or use tobacco – Tobacco use brings certain challenges with recovery after surgery and the future success of dental implants. Smoking and tobacco can make you more vulnerable to infection around the implant site and increase your risk of complications from the surgery. If you do smoke, another restorative treatment like a dental bridge or dentures might be better for you.

The best way to determine whether dental implants are right for you is schedule a consultation with Riverstone Dental Center in Germantown. We’ll be able to answer any questions you have, evaluate your oral health and jawbone, discuss your financial options, and help you get going on your next steps toward a fully restored smile. Contact us today! We’d be delighted to hear from you.

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