Dental Implants Owings Mills, MD

Dental Implants An Overview

Are you missing a tooth or a full row of teeth?

“Dental implants can provide a long lasting replacement for missing teeth.” – Dr. Chibb

Dental implants have become the highest standard in replacing missing teeth. They provide structural integrity and long-term bite stability. A three-part system, the dental implant is modeled after the ingenuity of a natural tooth. Tooth implants can be used to secure a dental crown, bridge or denture. They provide added oral health benefits over traditional, removable dental restorations. Owings Mills Dental Care will help you enjoy the oral health benefits of an implant-secured dental restoration.

What Is A Dental Implant?

Dental implant posts are tiny titanium screw-like structures. The post is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. The titanium is a biocompatible material that gradually fuses with your jaw, stabilizing the alignment of your bite and teeth. Patients may receive a single dental implant to replace a single missing tooth. You can also have several implants placed to permanently secure a denture, or dental bridge.

Once the dental implant heals, an abutment is attached to the top of the implant. The abutment is used as an anchor and fastens the final restoration into place.

A dental restoration will be custom designed to look like the patient’s natural smile. Using highly customizable materials, the dental restoration is color, shape, and size matched to blend seamlessly with adjacent teeth. The type of restoration used will be determined by the number of missing teeth that need to be replaced.
dental implant procedure with Owings Mills MD dentist

Is A Dental Implant Right for Me?

Only your dentist can determine if you are the right candidate for an implant. Teeth implants help patients with missing teeth fill the gaps in their smile. If you have good overall health, and your oral health is not at risk for common diseases such as gingivitis, then you can be considered a good candidate.

Are Dental Implants Safe?

The process has a 95% success rate! You do not have to worry about getting cancer, or loosing too much bone mass. Teeth implants stimulate the growth of jaw bone around them. Dr. Chibb takes special care to only partner with the best specialists to provide successful treatments, and excellent long-term results.

Dental Implants What to Expect

Dr. Chibb may recommend dental implants for patients looking for a more secure dental restoration. Dental implants provide added stability and help patients feel more confident in their smiles.

The Dental Implant Process in Owings Mills

Dr. Roham Rafat, one of the best implant dentists in Maryland, provides our Owings Mills dentist office with full-service dental implants. Working closely with Dr. Chibb, Dr. Rafat will perform the surgical placement of the dental implants. Our dental team will help patients coordinate their treatment for a seamless procedure. Your first visit will include a consultation and oral evaluation to determine if implants are right for you. If not, we will recommend the best course to replace your missing teeth.

During your second visit, your new dental implants will be surgically implanted into your jaw. You will be given a local anesthetic and offered oral sedation for comfort and a pain-free procedure. After the surgery, you will be given special post-op instructions on how to care for your mouth. This can include dietary restrictions, such as avoiding sticky and chewy foods. It can take about a week for the site to heal. We will give the implants about 3-5 months to fully integrate with your jaw. Everyone’s situation is unique, so it may take longer for some to heal. During this time patients will have a follow-up appointment to ensure that the implant is healing properly.

Once the implant has taken to your jaw, you will need to return to our dentist office to have your final dental restoration secured. This is the part that looks like your natural tooth. It will be placed on the post and the process will be complete.

Dental implants can last a lifetime with great dental hygiene routines. They don’t require special care like dental bridges and dentures do. This permanent solution for missing teeth will have you smiling for life.

Want to learn more? Call us at 410-314-9546, or schedule a dental visit online today.