Dental Implants An Overview
There are many options for replacing missing teeth, but none replace the natural look, feel and function as well as dental implants. Studies have proven their safety, longevity, and patient satisfaction.
Our office delivers complete restorative services for dental implant patients. We will coordinate the entire treatment plan, working with an oral surgeon or periodontist to place the dental implant and then completing the implant restoration in our Severna Park dental office.
A dental implant is an artificial “root” that is placed into the jaw. Once healed, a custom made tooth is attached to the implant, restoring form, function, and aesthetics. Single or multiple implants may be placed and multiple teeth can be restored at once. Dental implants are also often used to secure loose fitting dentures. An existing denture can be refitted to “clip” onto implants, resulting in a dramatic increase in stability and comfort.
We have been coming to the practice for many years and are always pleased with the professionalism and courtesy.Mark
Extremely friendly staff. Lisa, my hygienist, was knowledgeable, thorough and extremely friendly.Judith
Dental Implants What to Expect
For most patients, dental implant placement involves two procedures:
First, the dental implant, a tiny titanium post, is surgically placed into the jawbone. The healing process generally takes three to six months. The dentist may place a temporary restoration onto the dental implant during the healing process to replace aesthetics and function.
The second part of the dental implant procedure involves the implant restoration. The dentist will uncover the dental implant and attach an abutment. The replacement tooth or teeth will be attached to the abutment for a permanent restoration. In the case of a single missing tooth, the dentist will use a dental crown. For two or more missing teeth, the dentist may use a dental bridge or denture.