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DENTAL IMPLANTS Q & A

Patients with one or more missing teeth – are choosing dental implants as the best solution for restoring their teeth, their smiles and their quality of life.

When you visit Westphalia Dental, Dr. Chung will determine if dental implants are right for you. You will receive courteous and compassionate care from our experienced and skilled team and your treatment plan will be designed for your unique circumstance.  With Implants, you may be able to:

  • Reduce or stop bone loss that occurs from missing teeth
  • Meet new people with confidence and a big smile
  • Eat your favorite foods again because restorations with implants won’t slip or shift in your mouth
  • You may be able to improve your quality of life when you experience the difference that dental implant surgery can have on your daily activities. To see if you’re a good candidate for implants, call Westphalia Dental or come by our office in Upper Marlboro, MD today. We’ll be happy to provide you with more information and schedule an appointment.

 

Patients FAQs: Learn More About Dental Implants

What are Dental implants:

Dental Implants are titanium posts that can be inserted into your jawbone. They act much like the roots of your natural teeth and can secure and stabilize a single crown, a bridge or a full arch denture or higher-end restoration.

How do implants prevent bone loss?

Bone loss begins the moment you lose a natural tooth. In the first year following the loss of a tooth, your jaw bone can recede almost one-quarter of an inch. Without the support of your teeth and facial bones, your face will begin to look prematurely aged. Tooth replacement with dental implants helps prevent bone loss allowing you to maintain a more youthful appearance.

Will dental implants look like my natural smile or teeth?

Most patients discover that implants are the best available solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Our practice offers a variety of options to create a new, natural smile that looks great, restores much of your chewing ability, and helps to prevent further bone loss. Dr. Chung can help you determine which solutions are best for you.

Are implants expensive?

Implants represent an investment in the long-term health of your jaw bone and facial structure, as well as long-term comfort and confidence in your eating, smiling, interacting, and living. Implants cost more than dentures alone, but the benefits can be life-changing. Westphalia Dental offers implants at prices that often are significantly more affordable than other providers.

Am I a candidate for dental implants? What about same-day implants?

Your overall health, bone density, and other factors help determine if dental implants are right for you. Dr. Chung will consult with you to determine your best tooth replacement solutions.