What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically placed by our prosthodontist into the bone to replicate a natural tooth root. An abutment and crown are then attached on top of the implant to take the place of the tooth.
If you are looking for dental implants around Annapolis, request an appointment here or call (443) 569-8764.
Why Should You Consider Dental Implants?
Crowns and conventional bridges or dentures may not be your only options when replacing missing teeth. There are numerous reasons why people prefer implants, including overall look and feel, and the longevity of the results. Implants also offer more stability because they fuse to your bone, a process called osseointegration (os-e-o-in-tuh-GRAY-shun). Integration of the implants allow for a more secure and accurate fit compared to other methods of restoration, thus making them more comfortable for the patient.
What Are Types of Dental Implants?
Other than your traditional single dental implant or multiple implants, there are other kinds of dental implants that we offer, including All On 4 Treatment, Teeth In A Day, Immediate Molar Implants, Mini Dental Implants, and Zygomatic Implants.
If you are missing a single tooth, we have the perfect replacement option for you. Our single tooth dental implants are extremely popular among our patients and are a perfect choice for many dental emergencies.
Replacing multiple teeth with dental implants is a common procedure. Just like a single implant, we would use our advanced diagnostic technology to first assess the bone to ensure you are a candidate for dental implants and determine any risk factors. If bone grafting is needed for successful implant integration, this will be done as well.
Next, we strategically place dental implants in the necessary sites with the aid our 3D implant imaging software. If you are missing more than one tooth in the same general area, for example 3 in a row, we don't always have to place 3 individual implants. We can place two implants on either side of the empty space and create a 3-unit implant bridge to replace all the missing teeth. We then allow the implants to heal for two to three months before designing your permanent restorations.
The All-on-4 technique for dental implants makes replacing your entire upper or lower set of teeth easy, and uses only four dental implants to secure an entire arch of teeth! Using 3D imaging and virtual planning software, we can design a minimally invasive surgical plan to take the remaining teeth and replace them with titanium dental implants the same day.
The teeth in a day procedure is nothing short of amazing! At Djawdan Center for Implant and Restorative Dentistry, we utilize state of the art technology to digitally design your new perfect smile. From the initial mapping of the surgical procedure to the final restoration, we can accurately reconstruct a new fixed set of screw-retained teeth under one roof.
If you already have dentures or failing teeth, they will be replaced on the same day that you get your implants. You will leave with a brand-new set of temporary teeth that will serve as a protective housing for your implants. Once they have fully healed, we can begin making your new permanent teeth! With our technology, we can map out your entire mouth and create a smile that is a perfect fit just for you.
Immediate molar implants can help you chew your regular diet faster and easier when a natural tooth is no longer healthy. Traditional dental implants generally involve a lengthy process that can take many months to complete. Oftentimes we need to restore and bulk up bone tissue before the implant can be placed. This can be even more necessary for back teeth where the pressure caused by chewing is stronger. Immediate molar implants allow us to create and implement a plan to restore the area before the damaged tooth is even removed.
Mini dental implants may seem like the simple solution to more expensive traditional implants. However, mini dental implants are prone to bending, becoming loose, and eventually fracturing - only to be replaced by traditional implants later. Save money, time, and avoid eventual discomfort with traditional implants.
Zygomatic dental implants are an alternative to traditional dental implants, utilized when there is insufficient bone in the upper jaw. Thanks to modern technological advancements, zygomatic implants have allowed many patients to forgo the lengthy processes of bone grafting and sinus lifts.
How Long Does a Dental Implant Procedure Take?
After a dental exam is completed, our dentist will schedule your dental implant procedure. The implant surgery usually takes about 1-2 hours for each placement. The total time that your Annapolis dental implant procedure will take will depend on the number of dental implants you are receiving.
What Is The Cost of Dental Implants?
An investment in dental implant treatment is an investment in overall health, appearance, and wellbeing, as it involves preserving the integrity of facial structures, as well as replacing missing teeth.
The actual cost of dental implants is based on several factors, such as:
|| the number of teeth being replaced
||the type of dental implant supported teeth (treatment option) recommended
||whether additional procedures, such as bone grafting, are necessary to achieve the proper aesthetic and functional result.
There is often a misconception that there is a set cost for each implant. The fees are calculated based on the amount of time the we anticipate spending to complete treatment (implant placement, other surgical procedures, fabrication of replacement teeth…) as well as the estimated cost of the actual implants, other components and materials necessary to complete treatment, and dental laboratory fees.
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How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
Dental implants are supposed to be permanent, since they are directly attached to the jawbone through osseointegration. While the implant itself will last the rest of your life, the crown may need to be replaced after 15-20 years. Depending how well they are taken care of, the crown on an implant may last shorter or longer than that.
Are Dental Implants Safe?
Yes, dental implants are safe, and have been used successfully in dentistry for over 30 years. However, we do review every patient to make sure that he or she is a good candidate for our implant procedure.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Generally, anyone in good overall health may be a candidate for dental implants. During your complimentary consultation, Dr. Djawdan will assess your current health, medical history, and all potential risk factors to determine if you are a good candidate for dental implants. Even if you aren't an immediate candidate, there are some treatment options that can set you up for successful implant placement in the future.
Schedule an Appointment Today!
At Djawdan Center for Implant and Restorative Dentistry, we specialize in dental implants in Annapolis, Maryland. If you are in the area and have any questions about our implants or want to schedule an appointment, call (443) 569-8764 today!