For a patient who is missing multiple permanent teeth, Dr. Chetan Parikh may recommend dental implants in Rockville, Maryland. A dental implant is made up of a titanium post and a restoration. The implant post, which is placed in the bone socket of the missing tooth, acts as replacement tooth roots. The restoration, which can be a dental crown, dental bridge, or dentures, will replace the tooth. Dental implants restore the beauty and functionality of the smile.
When replacing one or more permanent teeth, the titanium implant post(s) is first placed in the bone socket of the missing tooth or teeth. As the jawbone heals, it will grow around the implant posts, securing it in place. It will take about six to twelve weeks for the jaw to heal. An abutment is then attached to the implant post. Our dentist will then take impressions of the teeth so that the replacement tooth or teeth can be constructed. The restoration will be color-matched to the existing teeth. When it is ready, the custom crown, bridge, or denture will be attached to the abutment.
We welcome you to contact Chetan Parikh, DMD, MDS, DABDSM today to learn more about dental implants and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.