The Benefits of Dental Implants

The Benefits of Dental Implants
Posted on 01/14/2019

Of all the ways modern dentistry has to replace missing teeth, dental implants are by far the best. At Christian Johnson, our cosmetic dentist believes there is no tooth replacement option that will give you a longer lasting result than a dental implant. If you have a missing tooth or missing teeth and wish to replace them, call our cosmetic dentistry in Waldorf, MD for more information today! Our implant dentist will share all of the benefits of dental implants with you and how they can increase your overall health!


What Is A Dental Implant?

A dental implant most often takes the form of a small, screw-shaped titanium post that replaces the root part of a missing tooth. The surgical procedure used to place an implant is actually quite minor and routine, requiring only local anesthesia in most cases. The dental implant is inserted directly into the jawbone in the space vacated by the missing tooth. After a healing period, the implant is topped with a lifelike crown custom-made to match your existing natural teeth.

Help Maintain Bone Density

When dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, they naturally fuse with the bone tissue and become an integral part of the jaw structure after healing. Implants stimulate the jawbone like natural tooth roots do, they can help maintain jaw bone density. This enables you to bite and chew food efficiently and properly digest the foods you eat for good overall health.

Can Improve Gum Health

When you’re missing teeth, exposed gums act as breeding grounds for bacteria. These open spaces are also more challenging to clean correctly, which raises the risk for recurring gum disease. However, when dental implants fill out these spaces, it’s much easier to clean the gums properly to reduce this risk gum disease.

Prevent Tooth Decay

It’s not easy to properly brush and floss away all the plaque-causing bacteria that clings to the surfaces of teeth that are not surrounded by other teeth. This raises the risk for decay. When those gaps are filled with dental implants, you can more easily brush and floss all the surfaces of your teeth to lower your chances of developing tooth decay.

Prevent Teeth from Shifting Out of Place

When a tooth is lost, the surrounding teeth will start shifting out of place as there’s nothing present to hold them in place. This gradual crowding of the teeth can misalign your bite, limit tooth function, and make it more difficult to brush and floss. But when you have a dental implant placed in that gap, your teeth cannot shift out of place, for better oral and overall health.

Call Your Local Implant Dentist In Waldorf, La Plata & Brandywine!

For all cosmetic dental needs, Christian Johnson DMD has you covered. If you are missing a tooth or teeth, please call our cosmetic dentists and staff for more information today. Our dentist and staff want to restore your beautiful smile and we can do this with dental implants. Our office conveniently serves the Waldorf, La Plata, and Brandywine, MD area. To schedule your next appointment, contact our Waldorf, MD office directly! We look forward to assisting you with all your dental implant needs!