Are you missing one or more teeth? Try dental implants. Dental implants are a restorative dental treatment that replaces the tooth at the root. They also offer multiple benefits to patients. Dental implants restore bite function, look and feel like natural teeth, prevent further bone loss, and provide long-lasting, durable results.
There are also several implant-secured options to replace multiple teeth or whole arches of missing teeth. Dr. Ned Greenberg can evaluate your oral health and determine you require a single dental implant or implant-secured bridges or dentures. Dr. Greenberg serves patients in Middle River and Essex, Maryland.
Dental Implant Treatment
Before implant treatment, Dr. Greenberg will assess the health of your teeth. He will determine if you require a tooth extraction or gum disease treatment if your tooth loss is caused by those problems. You can also discuss your oral health goals and budget with Dr. Greenberg to find the right implant option.
Treatment begins when Dr. Greenberg places one or more titanium implant posts into the jaw bone. Following a healing time of 3 to 6 months, during which the titanium post fuses with the bone tissue, 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 sufficient 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 fully integrate with the jaw bone. 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 is needed to 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. 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.