March 23, 2018

Millions of people in America have one or more missing teeth and don’t know what to do about it. When your smile is affected, it’s easy to lose self-esteem and self-confidence, which can quickly affect your ability to function in your professional and personal life. What many people don’t realize is that they have options when it comes to replacing missing teeth; no longer are dentures the only choice. Dr. Cieplak offers dental implants and all the benefits that come with them.

Who Is a Good Candidate?

Good candidates for implants include those who are missing one or more teeth, or those that haven’t experienced significant bone loss in their jaw. You must have healthy oral tissues and adequate bone to hold the implant in place; otherwise a bone graft may be required. Those who are willing to commit to a procedure that may take several months, want to improve their speech and are unwilling or unable to wear dentures are ideal for this treatment.

How Does It Work?

Too many people avoid seeing the dentist, for any type of treatment because they have fear or anxiety. If you are getting implants, you can rest assured that you will be comfortable and calm through the entire process, which includes:

  • Removal of any damaged tooth that remains
  • Preparation of the jawbone for surgery
  • During one visit, a metal post is placed in the jawbone to hold the implant
  • Bone grows around the metal post as it heals for several months
  • Once the healing takes place, the abutment is placed on the metal post
  • Molds of the jawbone and teeth are taken after the tissue heals, and the final tooth or teeth are created and placed

While there are several appointments necessary and the process can take several months, there is little pain and discomfort during the actual treatment. At Cieplak Dental Excellence, we take every opportunity to make sure our patients are comfortable and happy.

Contact us today at our office in Oxon Hill , MD to schedule an appointment to learn more about implants.



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