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.
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.