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Say goodbye to those unsightly gaps in your smile and say hello to a full smile again.
Dental implants are providing countless adults dealing with tooth loss with a new lease on life and you could be next. If you are missing one or more teeth then it might be time to talk with our Gaithersburg, MD, dentists Dr. Adam Schneider and Dr. Katie Staub about whether or not dental implants are right for you.
What is a dental implant?
Dental implants are the only tooth replacement out there that actually functions just like a real tooth does. The metal implant itself is an artificial tooth root, which is placed into the jawbone where it will, over time, fuse together with bone and tissue to become a permanent part of the jawbone. From there, our Gaithersburg, MD, restorative dentist will place a dental crown over the implant.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Since implants are as close to real teeth as you can come, it should come as no surprise that implants offer some pretty amazing benefits. The benefits of dental implants include,
- Restore chewing and speaking
- Improved appearance and self-confidence
- Preventing teeth from shifting into open gaps in your smile
- Preserving the jawbone, preventing bone loss and supporting your facial structure
Implants are also considered long-term tooth replacements so you won’t have to worry about having to replace the restoration every few years. In fact, an implant is strong enough to last several decades, which means that you could end up having this new tooth for the rest of your life.
What makes someone a good candidate for dental implants?
Dental implants can be used to replace one, several or even all of your teeth. Therefore, healthy adults dealing with some degree of tooth loss could be right for dental implants. During your consultation, we will perform an oral exam and take x-rays to check the health of your teeth, gums and jawbone. We will also go through your medical history to pinpoint health problems or issues that could affect the implant process.
Don’t just ignore your tooth loss. Our dentists here in Gaithersburg, MD, offer many ways in which to treat your tooth loss. Call Schneider Family Dentistry today and let’s talk about how dental implants could improve your smile.
Cosmetic dentistry helps patients achieve their dreams smiles through the help of several different aesthetic treatment options. Of course, with today's advancements in dental technology, our Gaithersburg, MD, family dentists, Dr. Adam Schneider and Dr. Katie Staub, can now offer more ways to get a beautiful smile than ever before. Here are some of our top cosmetic dental treatments and how they can help you:
Dealing with a small aesthetic defect such as a chip or discoloration in a tooth? Do you have a small gap between your front teeth that you wish you could cover-up? Bonding is one of the easiest and most inexpensive cosmetic dental treatments available at our Gaithersburg office, and it can quickly take care of these issues. Bonding involves applying thin layers of tooth-colored resin on to dental flaws in order to cover them. Once the resin is applied, it’s hardened into place with a special light—thus creating your new smile!
Are you embarrassed by your gummy smile? If so, then gum contouring may be right for you. This simple procedure involves removing excess gum tissue to reveal more of your teeth and reshape an uneven gum line.
If your teeth have been discolored from years of coffee and darkly pigmented foods, professional teeth whitening can get rid of those serious yellow stains and completely rejuvenate your smile. In as little as a single whitening session, we can get your smile several shades whiter, making it the fastest way to get a brighter smile.
If you want to get a smile that’s just as beautiful as your favorite celebrity’s pearly whites, then dental veneers may be right for you. During treatment, our dentist will bond these thin porcelain shells to the front of your teeth in order to improve the overall shape, color, and alignment of your smile. This cosmetic restoration is ideal for hiding more widespread dental flaws.
Interested? Give us a Call
Want to further discuss your cosmetic dentistry options? Then call Schneider Family Dentistry's Gaithersburg office today at (301) 948-3111 to schedule your consultation.