Fallston, MD restorative dentist Dr. Melissa Elliott can help you determine if dental implants can restore your natural and beautiful smile. Dental implants can help patients regain confidence in their smiles and provide a stable oral foundation for optimal oral health.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic teeth made of a highly durable biocompatible titanium. The implant is surgically implanted in your jaw and capped with a dental restoration for long term results.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
- Superior function
- Chew & speak normally
- Protects your remaining teeth.
- Won’t drift or move
- Supports bone integrity
What is the dental implant process?
For most patients, the dental implant treatment will take place in two procedures. The first is the surgical implantation of the implant. Dr. Elliott works cooperatively with local oral surgeons for the surgical phase of your treatment. Once healed Dr. Elliott will design a custom fabricated dental restoration to be permanently bonded to the implant.
How long do dental implants take to heal?
Dental implants generally take about 3-6 months to heal after surgery. You may be fit with a temporary restoration during this time depending on the position of your missing tooth. Once healed, your permanent restoration will be fixed.
Can I use dental implants to replace more than one missing tooth?
Dental implants can be used to replace one tooth, multiple teeth or all of your teeth. Implants can support a denture or bridge helping to permanently secure the restoration for a stable bite and confident smile.
Schedule A Consultation
Dr. Elliott will conduct a thorough oral health exam to determine your eligibility for dental implants. Together, you will build a treatment plan that will address your cosmetic and oral health concerns and that fits your budget and lifestyle. The type of implants you receive will be determined by the number and location of your missing teeth. Dr. Elliott will recommend dental implants to help support the foundation of your oral health and for long term, natural looking and durable results.Our compassionate dental care team can help you maximize your insurance benefits and get you on the road back to oral health. Contact our Fallston, MD dentist office or schedule a visit online.