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Dental Implants Baltimore, MD

Dental Implants An Overview

Dental implants are becoming one of the more popular types of dental procedures for patients to receive. They offer a more comfortable, natural-feeling, and natural-looking solution to missing teeth than some other types of dental solutions. Bridges, dentures, and partials all require adjustment to speak properly and require more maintenance and repair than dental implants do.

This restorative procedure is one of the most popular offered by Dr. Ed Lazer at his dental office in Baltimore. Before you can get dental implants, you must qualify as an ideal candidate for the procedure. Generally speaking, a good candidate for dental implants is in optimum health and possesses sufficient bone structure for a titanium stud to be implanted into the bone.

How Long Does the Process Take?

The entire procedure to receive dental implants generally takes between three and six months. Sedatives and anesthesia is administered to patients to alleviate any pain or discomfort during the implanting procedure, and many people even express that the pain of the procedure is no more than that of getting a tooth pulled. After the titanium studs are implanted, then a temporary cap, crown, or denture is placed over the implant for cosmetic purposes.

It takes between three and six months for the studs to integrate completely into the bone and for the bone and gums to heal, during which time they are typically sore. After they are healed, the temporary caps, crowns, or dentures are replaced with permanent ones, and then patients are free to go about their daily activities as if the implants were their own natural teeth.

What Are Tooth Implants?

The most common way to use a dental implant is to replace an individual missing tooth. Dental implants can also be used to anchor a bridge that will replace multiple teeth, as well as to support dentures so that they are held firmly in place and won’t slip or move around when you talk or chew.

Dental implants are made up of three parts: a titanium post, which is surgically placed into your jaw bone to replace the tooth root; a titanium abutment or container, which sits just below the gum line and will anchor your new tooth crown; and a ceramic crown, which is made of durable, tooth-colored material and looks and feels like your own natural tooth. No metal can be seen in the mouth with dental implants. Plus, dental implants feel like real teeth, and they function like real teeth as well.

The Anatomy of The Dental Implant

Advantages Of Dental Implants

  • They’re natural: when properly placed, the dental implant will fuse to the bone and become a natural part of your jaw.
  • It isn’t removable: dental implants bond with living bone, so you can expect to eat, smile, talk and brush normally.
  • Superior function: a removable denture will only support 5% or 10% of your chewing biting force. Dental implants allow you to chew normally.
  • Long lasting: dental implants have a documented success rate of more than 97% and will last you for many, many years, far beyond the life span of a bridge or denture.
  • Ultimate stability: a dental implant won’t drift or more like a removable denture.
  • Conservative restoration: with a dental implant, the dentist doesn’t need to cut down adjacent teeth or use them to support a replacement tooth (like with a bridge).

 

Dental Implants What to Expect

Complete Services for Dental Implants

Lazer Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry offers complete services for dental implants under one roof. Our team can complete both the surgical and restorative aspects of your dental implant procedure in our Owings Mills dental office.

Dr. Roham Rafat is a Baltimore based periodontist, trained in implantology. He can easily perform any tooth implant surgery to replace a single missing tooth or an entire set of missing teeth. Dr. Ed Lazer is a Baltimore cosmetic dentist, he will perfectly craft and place your implant crown or denture, making certain that your dental implant is beautiful as well as functional.

Nobel Biocare: The Latest Dental Implant Technology

Dr. Lazer is one of the few dentists in Baltimore to offer the latest dental implant technology with Nobel Biocare. This advanced system uses CAD/CAM technology to plan and guide the precise placement of dental implants. Nobel Biocare can be used in patients who need to replace one missing tooth or an entire set of missing teeth.

Among the many benefits of Nobel Biocare are:

  • More predictable results
  • Improved quality and efficiency
  • Increase patient comfort and satisfaction

Schedule Consultation for Dental Implants

If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer complimentary consultations for dental implants in our Owings Mills, MD and Baltimore, MD area dentist office. Call (410) 697-6290 or schedule an appointment online with Lazer Cosmetic & Advanced Dentistry. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with Dr. Lazer and discuss which replacement options are right for you.