Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care
Your smile matters to us at EnterpriseDental Care

Patients Are Opting in for Dental Implants

More and more of our patients at Enterprise Dental Care are opting in for dental implants. 

It makes sense because: 

  • Dental implants can last a lifetime
  • They are made from titanium and will never get a cavity or decay
  • Dental implants feel and act like your natural teeth
  • You can chew and eat food better than with dentures
  • You will speak clearly because there are no removable appliances
  • They aid in bone stimulation and actual growth, unlike dentures
  • Dental implants are reliable
  • We are experienced practitioners of dental implants
  • Smiling again is natural - no reason to hide your smile anymore 

Considering Dental Implants? Call 301-249-3333 or Send a Message

 

Some Thoughts From Dr. Kevin Granger

On Convenience

People choose implants to have a better quality of life. They no longer have to take out their teeth at night, like eyeglasses or jewelry.”

Get Back to Normal

Chewing is closer to normal since there are no adhesives to keep them in place.  Smiling again is natural, no need to hide it.”  

Issues with Dentures and Replacements

Some patients gag with removable partial dentures or full dentures.  There is no gagging with implant tooth replacements. With fixed bridges (which are a good option) healthy tooth structure has to be removed in preparation to receive those tooth replacements.  Implants have no need for bothering the adjacent teeth.” 

Who Benefits From a Dental Implant Procedure

If you've lost a tooth or a few teeth due to injury or disease, dental implants can rejuvenate both your smile and your oral health. The ideal candidate for implants is a non-smoker who has good oral health, including a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw, and healthy gums with no sign of gum disease.  

How We Install Dental Implants

A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root in the shape of a post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. The “root” is usually made of titanium: the same material used in many replacement hips and knees, and a metal that is well-suited to pairing with human bone. A replacement tooth is then fixed to the post. The tooth can be permanently attached or made to be removable. 

Dental Implants are Versatile

If you are only missing one tooth, one implant plus one replacement tooth will do the trick. If you are missing several teeth in a row, a few strategically placed implants can support a permanent bridge (a set of replacement teeth). Similarly, if you have lost all of your teeth, a full bridge or full denture can be permanently fixed in your mouth with a strategic number of implants.

Advantages Over Dentures or Bridges

Conventional bridges and dentures are not fixed to the bone, and can therefore be unstable. This can make it difficult to eat or smile with confidence. Implants not only look more natural, but feel and act more like normal teeth, with a stronger biting force. And because they don't directly rely on neighboring teeth for support, implants don't compromise the health of your natural teeth. In fact, bridges are only expected to last seven to ten years, even less with root canals, whereas implants will typically last a lifetime.

How to Maintain Your Dental Implant

Once your dental implant restoration is completed, it is important to keep the area clean and infection-free. Dental implants can accumulate plaque and tartar just as teeth can. Whether you have just one tooth replaced by an implant or several, a professional cleaning schedule will be necessary to keep your implants healthy. The time interval for these professional cleanings will be determined by your individual needs.

 

If you would like a personal consultation with Dr. Kevin Granger call 301-249-3333 or Send a Message.