Dental implants are an excellent restorative solution for missing teeth. They are artificial tooth roots in the form of titanium studs that anchor your artificial teeth and improve your tooth functionality. Implants have become a more sought-after solution than dentures, and many people are opting for the same. They are used for both restoration and cosmetic purposes.
We may carry out dental implant surgery on single or multiple teeth. In some cases, implants are also done on a full-arch denture. Implants solve your problem of missing teeth permanently.
What are the Types of Implants?
- Endosteal Implants
The procedure involves inserting an implant directly into your jawbone, where it acts as an artificial root and mimics the function and appearance of your natural teeth.
- Subperiosteal Implants
We use this type of dental implant to fix under your gum. We may recommend this procedure if you have a weaker jawbone or not enough space around your jawbone for the endosteal implants.
Why Do I Need Dental Implants?
- If you are struggling with biting and chewing food because of your missing teeth, placing an implant will solve your problem.
- Implants are a sought-after option to restore the appearance of your oral cavity.
- You may need an implant if you are not able to use dentures.
- Dental implants are a sought-after solution that prevents further deterioration of your jawbone.
How are Implants Placed?
During your appointment, we will carry out your X-ray and other scans to check the overall health and condition of your teeth. If you are suffering from decay or inflammation, we will remove such decay and then perform the procedure. If you do not have enough jawbone, we will perform a bone graft surgery before placing implants.
The first step includes numbing your mouth using local anesthesia. We will make a small incision in your gum to reveal your jawbone and place an implant into it. The implant will be secured in place using stitches, after which we will give your jawbone some time to heal. The healing period, also known as osseointegration, allows the implant to integrate into the jawbone.
After the healing period, we will install the abutment into the site of the surgery. The role of the abutment is to connect the implant with the dental crown. We will also take impressions of your teeth to create a dental crown. During your final appointment, we will place the crown and restore your tooth functionality.
To find out more about the dental services we offer at Montpelier Family Dentistry, Laurel, MD, call (301) 812-4599 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit us at 14502 Greenview Dr #100, Laurel, MD, 20708.