Thursday, August 10, 2017

Replacing Teeth with Dental Implants

Missing teeth is an issue people may encounter if they practice improper oral hygiene, develop tooth decay, or experience some sort of dental trauma that was left untreated. Regardless of the reason why your teeth may be missing, the good news is that there are plenty of options to restore your smile. Dental implants are a popular and effective way to replace missing teeth and are designed to blend in with your natural teeth and you can talk to Dr. Mark Hagigi at Montgomery Dental Associates to see if they are the right option for you.

A dental implant is a titanium post that acts as a replacement tooth root. Like tooth roots, dental implants are secured in the jawbone and are not visible once surgically placed. To place the dental implants, the procedure is a team effort between you and the doctor. After a consultation, depending on your specific condition and the type of implant chosen, Dr. Mark Hagigi will create a treatment plan adapted to meet your individual needs.

Because dental implants are so close in proximity, if you are considering them you must have healthy gums and adequate bone to support the implant. If your bone is too thin or soft and unable to support the implant, or if there is not enough bone height in the upper jaw, further procedures may need to be explored. Dental implants can last up to 25 years or more as long as you are efficient with your oral hygiene routine.

If you are missing teeth and would like to discuss your restorative options, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at our practice, visit for more information. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Hagigi at Montgomery Dental Associates in Rockville, MD call 301-869-2600.