Dr. Ed Lazer and Dr. Roham Rafat provide full dental implant services from the comfort of our Owings Mills dentist office. Dental implants provide the most natural solution for replacing missing teeth. Many patients have a lot of questions about dental implants, here are some commonly asked questions about dental implants that may be helpful for you.
Dental Implant FAQs
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental Implants offer long term benefits creating a beautiful and functional smile. Dental implants support a stable and natural looking smile that can last for many years. Implants are surgically implanted into the jaw and are used to replace the missing tooth without causing damage to the surrounding healthy teeth. Dental implants prevent bone deterioration and support a healthy bite. Patients enjoy feeling more confident in their secure new teeth and tend to smile more often. Our dentists use dental implants to replace one missing tooth, many missing teeth, or a full set of lost teeth in the upper or lower jaw.
What are the alternatives to dental implants?
Yes, our Baltimore, MD dentist office offers a variety of options to replace missing teeth to fit different budgets and oral health goals. You may choose a dental bridge, denture, or partial dentures to replace missing teeth with out the support of a dental implant. These removable options require frequent adjustments for a secure fit and will need to be cleaned daily. Dr. Rafat and Lazer will help determine what restorative dental procedure will best replace your missing teeth.
What are dental implants made from?
Our Owings Mills dentist office uses only the most advanced technology and materials in all dental restorations. Commonly dental implants are made of either titanium or a titanium alloy. The implant post is surgically implanted into the jaw and left to heal for about 3-6 months. The implant is then fixed with an abutment and custom designed dental crown, bridge or denture made from high quality dental porcelain.
Are dental implants a permanent solution for replacing missing teeth?
With proper oral hygiene and routine dental health exams, your dental implants could last for over 30 years. It is important to keep the surrounding gum, teeth and bone healthy and clean to support the dental implant long term.