Losing a tooth, or multiple teeth, can affect a patient’s daily quality of life: diet can become restricted and speech may be difficult at times. Left untreated, additional dental health problems can begin to develop that will affect overall health and quality of life.
Replacing teeth is important to restore both oral health and maintain a good quality of life. In many cases, Dr. Rafat or Dr. Izadi recommend a dental implant or implant secured dentures for the best long term results.
Dental implants provide a natural looking and functioning “new tooth” that enables patients to eat and speak normally, supporting overall good health. Implant secured dentures permanently anchor a denture for patients who have lost all top or bottom teeth. This can dramatically improve the dental health and daily life for patients with dentures: there is no need for daily maintenance and adhesives!
Dental implants offer many benefits:
- Permanent tooth replacement
- Natural function: no diet restrictions or speech problems
- Bone retention: this is an important benefit as bone shrinkage and loss from missing teeth can affect overall appearance as well as dental health
- No need for daily maintenance as is common with removable appliances
As a periodontist, Dr. Rafat has extensive post graduate training in the placement of dental implants and offers complete services in his Hunt Valley dentist office. Dr. Rafat is currently offering a free dental implant consultation where patients can learn about the process, discuss their personal concerns and how dental implants can improve their oral health.