Dental Implants

$2500

  • Total Tooth Replacement includes implant, abutment and crown
  • Free Initial Consultation ($150 Value)
  • Limited time offer

Stoute Dental, Implants in Crofton Maryland

Dental Implants Crofton Maryland Stoute Dental

Treatment options for a Single Missing tooth

Dental implants are considered a very conservative form of treatment. This is because they preserve existing teeth in the mouth. Most importantly, dental implants help maintain bone structure, which is vital to the health of every tooth in your mouth.

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While there are many restorative options available for missing teeth, dental implants are the preferred treatment method due to their functionality, durability and high success rate (dental implants boast a success rate of 90 to 95 percent). Not only are they stronger than other tooth-replacement options, dental implants also offer increased stability, a better ability to chew and an improved ability to taste food.

A dental implant restoration is a straightforward solution to replace a tooth, no matter what the circumstance .

  • a missing tooth
  • a loose tooth
  • a decayed tooth / a tooth with a poor prognosis
  • a cracked or broken tooth
  • a failed root canal treatment

The process of Implant treatment consists of Initial Diagnosis, surgical implant placement, abutment (post) is attached to the implant and finally a crown is placed on the implant.

Treatment options when a few teeth are missing

When several teeth are missing, dental implants can be a good choice for replacing them. Implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth and support custom-made crowns and bridges.

Problems caused by missing teeth

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Missing teeth can cause a chain reaction of problems, including loss of bone in the jaw, shifting teeth, difficulty keeping teeth free of plaque and bacteria, grinding and clenching, and pain in the jaw joints.

Teeth transmit chewing forces through their roots to the jawbone, and this provides the stimulation bone needs to stay healthy, so when teeth are missing, the jawbone around the area begins to shrink, along with the surrounding gums.

Missing teeth also change the biting forces on teeth around the space. Neighboring teeth begin to shift, and the opposing teeth begin to extrude out of their sockets.

These changes create places around the teeth that are hard to keep clean, so plaque and bacteria quickly accumulate. This accumulation can cause tooth decay and periodontal disease.

Changes in the bite can put improper chewing forces on the shifted teeth, and this may lead to grinding and clenching and painful problems with your jaw joint, the TMJ.

Diagnosis and treatment

To determine if implants are right for you, we do a thorough examination. The examination includes recording your medical history so we can discuss any condition that may interfere with healing. We perform a visual examination to check the health of your teeth and gums. To check the health of your jawbone, we take panographic x-rays and possibly CT (computerized tomography) scans. We also take impressions and bite registrations to create an accurate model of your mouth.

When we have thoroughly studied these records, we will be able to discuss which implant treatment options may be best for you.

Benefits of implants

A dental implant fitted with a crown or a bridge effectively replaces missing teeth. The implant is held firmly in the jawbone, so it feels much like your natural teeth when you talk and chew. The crown or bridge is custom-crafted to match or enhance your smile. A dental implant is a great way to keep your jawbone healthy, to stop neighboring teeth from shifting, and to maintain a stable bite.

Treatment options when all teeth are missing

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When all of the teeth in an arch are missing, implants can be an excellent choice for replacing them. Implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth and support removable dentures or a full-arch bridge.

Problems caused by missing teeth

Missing teeth can cause several dental problems, including loss of bone in the jaw, loose and uncomfortable dentures, and a compromised appearance.

Jawbone needs the stimulation of chewing to maintain its strength and shape, so when teeth are missing, the bone around the area begins to shrink.

This shrinkage continues over time; so if you wear a denture, it will become looser and less comfortable. In fact, the lower jawbone can shrink so much that the nerves end up closer to the surface of the bone, making it painful to bite down.

In addition, as the jawbone shrinks, the space between your chin and nose decreases, flattening your lips and creating wrinkles around your mouth.

Diagnosis and treatment

To determine if implants are right for you, we do a thorough examination. The examination includes recording your medical history so we can discuss any condition that may interfere with healing. We perform a visual examination to check the health of your teeth and gums. To check the health of your jawbone, we take panographic x-rays and possibly CT (computerized tomography) scans. We also take impressions and bite registrations to create an accurate model of your mouth.

When we have thoroughly studied these records, we will be able to discuss which implant treatment options may be best for you.

Benefits of implants

A dental implant that supports a full arch bridge or dentures effectively replaces missing teeth. The implant is placed firmly in the jawbone, and it holds the denture or bridge securely in your mouth. This makes it feel much like your natural teeth when you talk and chew.

An implant also supports the denture by holding your jaws in their correct positions and helps you maintain a more youthful look. In addition, the artificial teeth are custom-crafted to match or enhance your smile. A dental implant is a great way to stabilize your jawbone, keep it healthy, and maintain a stable bite and beautiful smile.

When all the teeth in an arch are missing, an excellent treatment for replacing them is a denture secured with implants.

Depending on your situation, the denture may snap onto the implants in your jaw, or it may clip to a bar that is attached to the implants. These systems keep the denture secure in your mouth, but allow you to remove it when necessary.

Although each case will be different, placing an implant-retained denture generally involves two phases. The first phase is the surgical placement of the implants. The second phase is fitting the dentures over the implants.

The benefits of a denture retained by implants

Dentures attached to implants have several advantages. The implants slow or stop the loss of jawbone that occurs when teeth are missing. The dentures are stable in the mouth, which makes it more comfortable to talk and chew. And the dentures are removable for easier cleaning and checkups.

With proper home care and regular checkups, your implant-retained denture can provide a secure and natural-looking smile.

Placing the implants

For the surgical placement of the implants, your mouth is thoroughly numbed. Small openings are made in your gums, and then a channel is shaped in the bone to receive each implant.

Next, we place the bodies of the implants into the prepared channels. Covers are placed on the implants, and the gums are often stitched closed. During the healing period, you might wear a temporary denture, or your own denture may be modified to fit over the implants. Healing may take several months as the implants become fused securely to the bone.

Fitting dentures over the implants

The next phase starts with a series of appointments to create your final denture. Though some of the steps might be different in your case, they generally begin with gently exposing the implants. Then we take impressions and bite registrations of your mouth.

The lab uses these records to make an accurate model of your mouth, including the implants. They use the model to create a final denture that precisely fits the implants and your bite.

 

How do I start?

In order to know whether Dental Implants will work for you, give us a call at (410) 721-0900 or schedule your free consultation. During the consultation, we will further inform you on the technique, how it works, pricing, and if it is the right choice of treatment for you. Pricing varies depending on the severity of your case, and the length of treatment. Print the coupon below and bring it with you to take advantage of our special offer.

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