If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants are a wonderful option to permanently replace your missing teeth. Dental implants are one of the most effective, modern tooth replacement options available. A dental implant, which is made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone to replace the root of the tooth and provide a secure foundation for the dental restoration. Call to find out more about your tooth replacement options or to schedule your dental implant consultation today.
Dental implant tooth replacement is completed in two phases. The first phase of treatment is the surgical implantation of the dental implant below the gum line. The procedure itself varies in length and extent of impact based on the number and location of missing teeth. However, the surgical procedure itself is relatively unchanged. We start by using local anesthesia and dental sedation to ensure complete comfort. Then, we place a small incision in the gum line. Next, a dental implant is positioned, and a protective cap is attached to the implant post. This cap maintains the proper shape of the gums, so we can attach an abutment and the tooth replacement prosthetic once the implant has fused with the jaw bone. Over the course of three to six months, the gums and supportive alveolar bone tissue attach to the dental implant mimicking the natural structures of tooth roots. Once this process is completed, you’ll return to our office for the restoration phase of treatment.
Our experienced dentists at Chambers Family Dentistry will help you determine which type of dental implant restoration will best fit your needs. Your custom-made dental implant restoration may be a:
Dr. Chambers, Dr. Raimondo, and Dr. Jiminez will ensure that your dental implant fits your mouth comfortably and aesthetically. With proper care, your dental implant can last a lifetime! To learn more about the advantages of implant dentistry, we invite you to contact our Annapolis, Maryland dental office today.