Dental Implants in Maryland
Types of implant:
Full Mouth Implants
This technique has totally evolved our ability to change a full mouth of teeth, and we now have the ability to install fixed teeth the same day that the implants are placed. This is a huge advantage to patients, and significantly reduces the time of the procedure, and minimises pain and stress in comparison to traditional methods.
We start by planning out the procedure, starting with a scan to review the patient and find the best area to install 4 dental implants. The time of the task has also improved greatly, and patients with hardly any or no teeth can leave with a full mouth implant or non permanent bridge on the same day. The temporary bridge is then replaced with a long term one after 3-4 months.
Multiple Tooth Implants
Multiple tooth implants are being used for patients with several missing teeth missing, which can cause significant issues such as not being able to chew food properly. This may cause real stress in day-today life. Replacing these with implants can remove any nervousness around a moving denture. We are regularly in a position to implant a bridge attached to the implants if the missing teeth are around the same area, as the image below demonstrates.
Single Tooth Implants
When a single tooth is missing, an implant is usually the best answer. Implants are usually more robust and longer lasting that other choices, and do not have issues live moving or impacting speech like dentures frequently have. Additionally, the bone surrounding the implant becomes supported by the implant, protecting against further resorption and teeth on each side do not have any additional loading that could cause issues in the future.
What exactly are the benefits of dental implants?
The closest thing to natural, healthy teeth: unlike other alternatives, a dental implant feels and will fit like a natural tooth, and do not lead to bone breakdown, impact smiling or hinder other activities that alternative alternatives do.
A long-term fix: More traditional options such as tooth-supported bridges generally last 5-7 years, and despite having proper care should be replaced at least every ten years. Dental implants on the other hand can last all of your life, with only some changes over the years.
Forget about anxiety: Together with your new dental implant you no longer need to worry about feeling down when you smile, or that you"ll have issues eating with your dentures. Live life without nervousness around your teeth.
Keep your face shape and smile: Unfortunately, missing teeth can impact your face, and can affect how your smile looks. Implants help preserve your natural, beautiful face and smile.
Take care of your jaw: The areas left by missing teeth can lead to further issues, including damage to your jawbone. If it does not have support of any teeth, the bone can become damaged and loses its strength. Implants help to encourage bone growth and shields your jaw from deterioration.
Take care of you teeth by natural means: Rather than having to keep your teeth in a cup, having an implant installed you can maintain your mouth health the way you are being used to. You can clean, floss and wash your teeth and not worry that your dentures may slide or fallout.
No problems speaking: dentures may take some getting used to, and could affect the way you speak and your capacity to pronounce words. As the implant immediately replaces your tooth, this is something you don"t have to worry about.
Eat without concern: Implants are built to be strong and durable, letting you eat your favourite foods without stress!
No cavities: An implant cannot get cavities, which means that so long as you clean it and get regular checkups you won"t have any problems.
No movement: when you talk or eat, you may find that dentures move, and have to be moved back in to the right place in your mouth. As your new implant is fixed, you will be confident about your tooth not moving when you go about your entire day.
A reliable solution: Implants are thought to be one of the most reliable and predictable alternatives when replacing missing teeth.