By Joonho Song, DDS LLC
March 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Many of us think that tooth loss will never happen to us, despite the statistics. Even with drastic improvements to dental technology and restorative dentistrytreatments in the last few decades, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that roughly half of Americans over the age of 30 are missing at least one tooth. Millions more are missing half to all of their natural teeth, some well before the expected age of 65, when the risk of periodontal disease generally increases according to the American Dental Association (ADA). Dr. Joonho Song, a dentist serving Damascus, MD recommends dental implants as the most secure and permanent replacement for missing teeth.

Restore your smile with dental implants by Dr. Joonho Song serving Damascus, MD

Nothing will ruin a smile quite like missing teeth. Even if your teeth are white and otherwise healthy, tooth loss can have an effect on everything from self-esteem and confidence, to social life and even job prospects according to some studies. Missing teeth can also affect oral and general health. After a tooth falls out or is extracted, the bone and gums start shrinking which causes loose, ill-fitting dentures, and can cause a sagging appearance around the jaw that makes us look older.

Implants are made of small titanium screws and take the place of the missing tooth's root in the gums. The implant then fuses with the surrounding bone, locking the implant in place and stimulating the growth of the new bone. After the healing stage is complete, a cosmetic crown is attached, making your smile look and feel as good as new.

Find a Dentist serving people in Damascus, MD

Whether you have recently suffered tooth loss or have been living with missing teeth for years, implants are the closest restoration to natural teeth. For more information, and to find out if you are eligible, contact the office of Dr. Joonho Song by calling (301) 831-6677 to schedule an appointment today.

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