Dental Implants in Germantown

Do you have missing teeth? Is difficulty chewing and smiling with confidence keeping you from enjoying your best quality of life? 

At Century Dental, we understand that missing teeth take a toll on your comfort and confidence every day, but we can help you. Dental implants are state-of-the-art tooth replacements that benefit your oral health by restoring function and filling the gaps in your beautiful smile.

How Do Dental Implants Work?

woman smiling at a Germantown MD parkA dental implant is an artificial tooth root that our Germantown dentist places surgically in your jawbone. The implant is made of biocompatible titanium that naturally integrates with bone and tissue around it; this process is called osseointegration.

In about 3–6 months, when the implant has integrated completely, it acts just like your natural tooth root and helps stimulate jawbone regeneration. A dental implant is the only tooth replacement that functions this way and is one reason why dentists so often recommend them.

Four Benefits of Dental Implants

Provide a Natural-Looking Smile

After the implant heals in your jawbone, our dentist will attach a natural-looking tooth restoration to it. We would use a crown, bridge, or denture, depending on the number of teeth we replace.

We use only the strongest, most durable materials and carefully design the restoration to blend seamlessly with surrounding teeth.

Restore Chewing Function

A dental implant is the only tooth replacement that helps you chew as well as you did with your natural tooth—if not better! With the implant post secured in your jawbone and a strong dental crown or bridge attached to it, you'll be able to eat all the foods you love again. 

Provide Long-Lasting Support

Dental implants are the only tooth replacement that can potentially last a lifetime. A well-placed implant that's meticulously maintained with excellent oral hygiene and six-month exams and cleanings can last as long as 40 years. 

Maintain Jawbone Health

As soon as you lose a tooth, the bone around it starts to shrink. Loss of bone leads to a hollow facial appearance, movement of surrounding teeth, and even additional tooth loss.

A dental implant is the only tooth replacement available today that helps maintain a strong, healthy jawbone.

dental implant illustration of implant going into jaw with crownDental Implant Process

First, our dentist will perform a comprehensive dental evaluation to determine if you're a good candidate for a dental implant. This involves taking a 3-D cone beam CT scan to determine if your jawbone is strong enough to support the titanium implant post. 

If you are an ideal candidate, we'll schedule an appointment to place your implant in your jaw. This is a straightforward outpatient procedure, where we numb the area thoroughly, so you don't feel any pain, then place your dental implant in the optimal position in your jawbone. 

After your implant fully integrates with the jawbone, we attach a crown, bridge, or denture. You can now smile, laugh, speak, and chew with confidence again. 

Implant-Supported Dentures

Are you missing all or most of your teeth in your upper arch, lower arch, or both? We design implant-supported dentures that look, act, and feel more like natural teeth than any removable denture ever could.

With implant-supported dentures, you'll have confidence knowing that they will stay securely in place no matter how hard you laugh or sneeze!

Learn More about Dental Implants in Germantown

Would you like to learn more about dental implants and see if you're a good candidate? Please call Century Dental to schedule an appointment so we can answer your questions.