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Dental Implants are best Placed at the Time of Tooth Extraction

At Natural Dentist Associates in Rockville, MD we are a full service dental implant facility, Dental Implant Center. Our goal is to simplify the dental implant process by providing all phases of dental implant therapy without the need for a referral to see another doctor at a different location. We offer Metal-Free Zirconia Dental Implants and Titanium Implants.

If a tooth cannot be placed on the day of tooth extraction, it should be placed as soon as possible to prevent bone and gum loss. Bone and Gum Grafting can cost a lot of money time and pain

 Benefits of Dental Implants

  1. Look like a Natural tooth
  2. Provide Function similar to Natural teeth
  3. Brushing, Flossing and maintenance is the same as Natural teeth
  4. Prevents bone loss associated with tooth extractions
  5. Prevents gum tissue loss and recession
  6. Restores root structure of missing natural lost tooth root

Dental Implant History

Tooth replacement solutions have evolved to meet the dental needs of the population. As of now, dental implants have served as the standard of care for tooth replacement in the dental profession for more than two decades. Research shows that  patients who received dental implants during the 1980’s and 1990’s report that their implants continue to perform at an optimal level. This research demonstrates that dental implants provide a long-term solution for replacing missing or broken teeth. One big advantage of  dental implants, is that adjacent teeth  do not need to be prepared or ground down to hold your new replacement tooth/teeth in place.

The Procedure

Replacing a missing tooth or teeth is a two part procedure. At Natural Dentist Associates we do both parts of the procedure.  Our dental team places the implant root and then restores it with a crown. This procedure can often be performed on the same day.  Dr Adams says, “While dental implants may be more of an initial investment than dentures to fix missing teeth, they can last a lifetime and  do not need any special maintenance.”  It has been noted that many patients who opt for dentures are dissatisfied and wish they had opted for dental implants.

Dental implants vs Dentures

  • Dental Implants are secure, permanent and with proper care can last a lifetime.
  • With dental implants, there is no need to worry about eating all of your favorite foods – your dental implants will not slip, shift, or fall out as dentures might.
  • Using dental implants to replace missing teeth also stabilizes bone levels and prevents bone loss.

When a person looses a tooth, bone loss begins at the site of your missing tooth. An implant stimulates the bone in a similar manner to your tooth root and prevents any bone loss.

Immediate dental implant placement is the method of choice. During an Immediate Dental Implant placement, the dental implant is placed at the same time as a tooth extraction. Immediate Dental Implant Placement maintains bone and gum levels, combines tooth removal and replacement into one procedure and in most cases produces a more efficient, less painful, less expensive, superior result relative to other forms of tooth replacement and implants placed some period of time after dental extractions.

Immediate Dental Implant placement often times not only cuts down on the number of procedures and necessary anesthesia, but also decreased the need for other costly, time consuming procedures such as bone and gum grafts. Bone and gum grafts become necessary when bone and gum is lost after tooth extraction. The best way to prevent bone and gum loss is to never go without a teeth – hence Immediate Dental Implant Placement.

With regard to dental implants, Dr. Kimberly Baer says  “Our patients receive replacement teeth that both look and act like natural teeth. There is no risk of slippage and activities such as eating your favorite food is natural and enjoyable. Dental Implants are a long term, natural solution for missing teeth.”

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