Dental Implants Specialist

Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn

Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Fulton, MD

When you feel confident about your smile, you feel confident about your life. Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn's experienced dentists, Drs. Mahvash Zulfaghary and Zehra Asad, and licensed denturists use state-of-the-art technology to make dental implants for men and women of all ages. Visit Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn in Fulton, Maryland. The experienced team can replace missing or damaged teeth to help restore your confidence and your natural smile. To learn more, book an appointment online or call for a consultation.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

Many adults find that having dental implants is almost like having natural teeth. When you lose your teeth due to tooth decay, a disease, or a traumatic injury, your self-esteem and smile can take a hit. Dental implants help you bite, chew, and smile with confidence. They're sturdy, stable teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth.

A dental implant is a metal post, often made out of titanium, that a dentist surgically implants into your upper or lower jawbone. This screw-like post is like the root of your new tooth. Once the post has been installed and your mouth has fully healed, a process that generally takes a few weeks, the dentist will mount a custom-made crown (replacement tooth) onto the metal post. Because the implants fuse to your jawbone, they provide firm support for artificial teeth and don't shift around the mouth like some removable dentures.

These screw-like metal posts can also help crowns, bridges, and dentures stay solidly affixed to your jaw.

Why do some patients love dental implants?

Beyond looking, feeling, and functioning like your natural teeth, dental implants offer the following ten benefits:

  • Are a permanent, lifelong solution
  • Are a cost-effective way to replace missing teeth
  • Help maintain your natural face shape and restore your smile
  • Ensure the health of your jawbone
  • Help keep your surrounding natural teeth healthy
  • Improve speech by allowing you to talk without worry
  • Don’t slip out of your mouth
  • Enhance your ability to chew your favorite foods without pain
  • Aren’t susceptible to cavities with an implanted crown
  • Offer a time-tested, predictable result for tooth repair

Can anyone get dental implants?

If you’re missing a single tooth or a couple of teeth, you may be an excellent dental implant candidate. Good candidates have healthy gums, and their jaws are finished growing. Dental implants are not appropriate for kids, as their mouths have not finished growing. However, implants are an exceptional solution for adults.

You might also be a perfect candidate for implants if you're irritated by dentures that slip, or if it's time to replace a bridge or partial dentures. Men or women in search of a more permanent, long-lasting solution to dental work tend to be great candidates for dental implants. Get all your questions about dental implants answered during a consultation with your dentist. Implant treatment might be right for you.

It's time to take the first step toward a more confident smile and a more confident you. Request an appointment online or call Allure Dental Care of Maple Lawn today.