Dental Implant Q&A

Dr. Ned Greenberg provides dental implant treatment in Middle River, Maryland for patients who are missing one or several missing teeth. If you want to restore your smile with secure dental implants, call 410.686.4646 or request a consultation with Dr. Greenberg on our website. Learn more about dental implants below:

Dental Implant Questions in Middle River, Maryland

Dental Implant FAQs

There are several common questions that patients may have about dental implants and the treatment process, including:

How can I become an implant candidate?

Patients qualify for dental implants if they have sufficient bone and gum structure in their mouth to support the implant. However, if you have suffered significant bone loss or do not have enough bone tissue, we may recommend bone grafting treatment to help you get the care you need. Bone grafting takes bone from a different part of the mouth to help support the empty tooth sockets that are receiving dental implants.

How long is dental implant treatment?

Dental implants require a period of 3 to 6 months to fully fuse with the jaw bone for a secure restoration. We can provide you with a temporary dental crown while the implant heals. The entire dental implant process can take from four to nine months. The process will take longer if you need a bone graft or gum therapy, but it’s worth it. Dental implants last longer than removable dentures or dental bridges.

Do implants require special care?

After your implant treatment is fully completed, remember to brush and floss regularly and visit Dr. Greenberg at least biannually for dental cleanings. Diligent oral hygiene is needed to keep your dental implant or implant restoration healthy. If you take care of your implant or implants properly, they can for many years.

What is the success rate of dental implants?

Dental implants have a success rate of over 95%. However, factors like smoking or tobacco use greatly increase your chance of implant failure. Tooth decay and gum disease may also cause implants to fail. If you choose dental implants, you will need to be committed to good oral hygiene habits and maintaining your implants for the rest of your life.