So you’ve lost some teeth and now are reluctant to smile because of the gaps. If only you could go back in time and regain that full-toothed smile you once had. Guess what? With dental implants from Dr. Steven W. Haywood in Timonium, you can!
For most patients, a tooth implant is the ideal replacement for both the root and crown of a tooth. Implants feel so authentic that some recipients forget they’re even there.
A dental implant is anchored into the jawbone with a durable metal post. It doesn’t slide around like dentures, and unlike a dental bridge, it protects healthy jawbone and prevents bone recession. After the post is totally fused with the jawbone, the supporting device (called an abutment) and crown are attached to the post. Some patients are able to undergo all three parts of the treatment at once.
Another way to go back in time is to whiten your teeth to the color they were when you were an adolescent. There are several different types of tooth whitening systems, from same-day procedures to at-home treatments.
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