Dental implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and restore one’s smile back to its original and brilliant state. Thanks to advances in today’s dental technology and in dental techniques, dental implants can be placed easily and painlessly in our offices by our implant dentist in Lutherville-Timonium.
Implants can help to also reshape the face after missing teeth have warped the jaw line. Because of the hole the missing tooth creates, the facial structure can become sunken in. Our implant dentist in Lutherville-Timonium will check the state of your jaw to see if you are a candidate for implants first. A proper candidate for implants must have enough bone and gum in order to place the implant. If this is not the case, we may recommend a bone graft in order to have enough bone for the implant procedure. Once the procedure has been established, we place the implant – a small, titanium post – into the bone during a surgical procedure. The implant is strong and durable, and actually stronger than a natural tooth’s root. After the surgery, a healing period of a few months is given so that the implant can fuse with the bone. Implants are biocompatible with human bone, so this creates a strong anchor. As the implant site heals, the patient will wear a partial denture and need to eat soft foods in order to protect the area.
Once the implant has healed, an artificial tooth is then placed on top of the titanium post. The patient can then go back to their normal eating and drinking habits. Should you choose to have our implant dentist in Lutherville-Timonium perform this procedure, simply call our offices at Maryland Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants for an initial appointment. We specialize in dental implants and periodontics and pride ourselves on offering you and your family the best in dentistry for a healthy mouth and teeth for years to come. We also educate all of our patients on proper dental care and oral hygiene habits such as brushing and flossing to ensure that their teeth stay cavity free.
By Maryland Center for Periodontics & Dental Implants
March 14, 2016