How Can Dental Implants Benefit Me?

Dental implants are high-quality restorations that can secure missing teeth replacements. Implants can improve the function and appearance of the smile by replacing missing teeth with artificial tooth roots and false teeth. Dental implants also support crowns, dental bridges, and dentures. If you have one or more permanent missing teeth, we welcome you to learn more about the benefits of dental implants in our Baltimore, MD, area office.

How Can Dental Implants Benefit Me?

Benefits of Dental Implants in Baltimore, MD

After you receive dental implants and the implants fully integrate with your smile, you will benefit from renewed function and comfort. Dental implants offer many advantages for patients with missing teeth, including:

Improved Aesthetics

Dental implants, like other restorations, replace missing teeth with false teeth that look natural. Whether it’s dental crowns, dental bridges, or dentures, implants can secure restorations made of tooth-colored porcelain materials. We take dental impressions to ensure that labs create restorations that match any remaining natural teeth and have a natural tooth shape. Many patients who experience problems like jaw bone loss or facial sagging also benefit from implants because they add to the facial structure and lift the lower face.

Renewed Bite Function

With implant-secured restorations, patients have a balanced bite. Missing teeth can create an imbalanced bite, making eating uncomfortable and difficult. With implant-supported restorations, patients can eat the foods they enjoy without restrictions against hard or crunchy foods. Patients are also at a lower risk of developing problems like TMJ disorders because they have a new, even bite.

Natural Fit and Feel

Dental implants provide a stable foundation for dental restorations and create a natural fit and comfortable feel because of their high-quality materials and expert treatment. When oral surgeons place implants, they place them carefully to maximize the bone and stabilize restorations. Once the dental implants fully integrate with the jaw, they will feel like your natural teeth. We recommend you stop smoking or using tobacco during the implant process to ensure the implants fully heal. While implants have a high success rate, outside factors like dental infections or tobacco use can slow down the process.

Bone and Gum Support

Implants support healthy bone and gum tissue by replacing teeth at the root. Patients with one or more missing teeth also begin to lose some of their jaw bone and healthy gum tissue. Replacing missing teeth with implants supports the renewed health of the bone and gums.

Do you need restorative dental treatment? Contact our office for dental implant treatment today at (410) 697-6290. You can also schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Ed Lazer online. Please let Dr. Lazer know if you have any questions; he will gladly assist you.