Dental implants are one of the most popular and requested common dental services. Though it is often classified as a cosmetic procedure, it can also be crucial for general dental health.
You may be surprised to learn that dental implants can last as long as your other natural teeth with proper care and maintenance. You can’t continue with the same poor oral health habits that may have caused the initial tooth lost if you want the dental implant to last for years. This is an investment in your oral health as well as your general comfort and quality of life. Think about it — you use your teeth for talking, chewing and smiling to make a good impression.
“A patient’s natural teeth are firmly rooted into the bone beneath the gums. In a normal case, the root is usually about a half an inch below the surface. When a tooth goes missing in some cases the jaw bone that used to support it can still be used to anchor a new artificial tooth. A dental implant is the new “root” where the artificial tooth can be securely anchored. The implant is made of a ceramic or metal material and looks similar to a small screw,” said Dr. Jeffrey Rubino, Hagerstown dentist.
Dr. Jeffrey Rubino received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from West Virginia University. His practice offers a variety of services including dentures, teeth whitening, veneers and dental implants.