There is no longer any need to live with missing teeth, whether you have one tooth missing or a whole mouthful dental implants of Baltimore can help you regain fully functional teeth. Our practice offers the full range of general, cosmetic and restoration dentistry. Using dental implants to replace missing teeth is one of the specialties of our Spectrum Dental practice. Our doctors start the process of replacing missing teeth with a conversation. We’ll first discuss your health history, your dental health and any concerns you have. Our doctors will then conduct a thorough oral exam with radiograph imaging to determine your particular dental condition and the best treatment options. All the results of the exam and the treatment options will be explained to you in detail and all your questions will be answered. We value the informed choices you make based on the information we provide.
If dental implants in Baltimore are the restoration of choice our doctor will surgically implant a titanium anchor into the jawbone below the gum where the missing tooth once stood, the anchor will become the new tooth’s root. Over time the anchor will fuse with the bone creating a strong, stable base for the replacement tooth. An abutment will go into the anchor and the gum is sewn over the whole implant. When the area has healed a porcelain crown will be placed on the abutment forming the top of the tooth. The new tooth looks, feels and functions exactly like the original tooth. However, the implant is stronger than the root of the original tooth and the new tooth will never get a cavity or need a root canal.
Single implants in Baltimore are good restoration when one or a few teeth are missing or the missing teeth are spread out in different parts of the mouth. When a whole jaw full of teeth is missing you might need a bridge or dentures to replace that many teeth in a row. Rather than use a traditional bridge that fits over the gum and is held with dental adhesive our doctors can use the implant anchors to hold the denture securely. Our doctor will implant several anchors along the jaw and the dentures will be attached to the anchors with no adhesive necessary. These dentures are more secure than traditional dentures. Come see what dental implants can do to restore your teeth by visiting our office for an evaluation.