Our dentists always recommend dental implants in Timonium, MD to replace missing teeth. At Cosmetic and Implant Dentistry, we provide full-service dental implants under one roof. We’re proud to serve the surrounding communities and give them access to the gold standard of tooth replacement.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are actually created with three sections: the titanium implant post, the abutment, and the crown. First, your dentist will prepare your jawbone and surgically place the titanium post. then, when your jawbone and gums heal over the implant, your dentist will place the abutment on top of the post to connect it to the final restoration. The final restoration can be many things. Dental implants are capable of supporting a custom dental crown, fixed bridge, or fixed denture.
Am I Eligible For Dental Implants?
There are some specific requirements that patients have to meet to be eligible for implants. Mainly, there has to be enough bone density in the jaw to support the implant post. We discuss surgeries like bone grafting if a patient doesn’t have the density needed. Integrating with the jawbone is what gives implants their amazing stability.
Patients also have to be in good oral and overall health. Certain medical conditions may prevent patients from getting a surgical procedure. If you have gum disease or tooth fragments left in the area where you want to get implants, these things have to be treated and taken care of before progressing with the implant process.
The Types of Dental Implants
There are multiple ways to get dental implants. If you’re missing a single tooth, you’ll get a single dental implant topped with a custom dental crown. It both looks and feels like a natural tooth. Since the dental crown is completely customized, it’s designed to blend in with the rest of your smile, so people can’t even tell it’s a restoration.
If you’re missing multiple teeth, there are multiple dental implant options. First, you’re able to get a single dental implant and crown for each one of your missing teeth. This is definitely the most expensive option, but might be the most natural look and feel that you’re able to get.
Dental implants can also attach a modern bridge. Dental implants act as anchors on each end for the fixed restoration. In between are multiple false teeth that replace the ones that you’re missing. Fixed bridges can remain in your mouth and you’re able to take care of them like you would your natural teeth.
Full-arch tooth replacement involves the use of a fixed denture. We place a determined number of implants so that they can support the entire denture. Often, you only need 4-6 implants to support a full arch of teeth. This helps save costs. You get the perks and support of dental implants, with the benefits of a modern denture.
With each patient, we have a personal consultation to determine the best option for you. We will go over your budget, medical history, and dental health goals. Then we will do a full mouth evaluation. We make sure that implants are the best choice for you and that you’re getting the results you want. Give us a call to start, or schedule an appointment online anytime.