Are you missing one or more teeth? Dental implants are a restorative and cosmetic dentistry treatment that replaces a missing tooth at the root. They offer multiple benefits to patients with lost teeth. Dental implants restore bite function, look and feel like natural teeth, prevent further bone loss, and provide long-lasting results. There are several implant-secured options to replace multiple teeth or whole arches of missing teeth. After consultation and dental exam, Dr. Ned Greenberg can evaluate your oral health and determine if you require a single dental implant, implant-secured bridges, or dentures. Contact Dr. Greenberg for dental implants in Baltimore, MD.
Dental Implant Treatment in Essex
Before implant treatment, Dr. Greenberg will assess the health of your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues using CBCT scans. The high-resolution images provided by the CBCT scanner can determine if you require a tooth extraction or gum disease treatment or if other concerns about your oral health should be addressed before placing implants. In-office CBCT scanning means there is no need for a separate trip to a specialist, and Dr. Greenberg can have immediate access to the imagery for discussing your dental health needs.
For the initial phase of treatment, Dr. Greenberg places one or more titanium implant posts into the jaw bone. We will give your mouth a healing time of 3 to 6 months after oral surgery, during which the titanium post fuses with the bone tissue. After the healing period, Dr. Greenberg covers the post with an abutment. Once the abutment is secured, he will cover the abutment with a dental crown.
Dental Implant FAQs
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Ideal implant candidates should have a good bone structure to support one or more dental implants. However, if you have suffered significant bone loss and do not have enough bone tissue, Dr. Greenberg will recommend bone grafting treatment. Bone grafting treatment uses tissue taken from the jaw bone to support implants.
How quickly can I replace my missing tooth?
After the initial implantation, the dental implant requires 3 to 6 months to integrate with the jaw bone fully. The entire dental implant process can take from four to nine months. This process may be lengthened if you require a bone graft or gum disease treatment. However, implants last longer than quicker removable restorations. Removable bridges or dentures require constant replacement.
Do dental implants need special care?
With dental implants, you must maintain your oral health at home and visit Dr. Greenberg for routine care. Diligent oral hygiene will keep your dental implants healthy for years to come.
How long do dental implants last?
If you take care of your implant or implants properly, they can last for many years. If you ever have any problems with your dental implants, please call our office and we will help fix your problems. In addition, dental implants require less routine dental care in our office if they are maintained properly at home.
What is the success rate for dental implants?
Dental implants have a success rate of over 95%. Factors like smoking and using tobacco greatly increase your chance of implant failure. Patients who want to undergo dental implant treatment need to be committed to good oral hygiene habits. Your teeth and gums are still prone to infections and diseases. Dental problems like these can cause implants to fail.
Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation Today
Dr. Greenberg serves patients near you in Baltimore County, inlcuding Essex, Maryland. Our dental office can provide you with the dental care you seek for a long-lasting smile. Call us at 410.686.4646 to schedule an appointment, or get your questions about dental implants answered.