Dental ImplantsAn Overview
Dental implants are the most natural-looking, stable and long lasting solution for missing teeth. Dental implants are now a routine procedure and offer a 95% success rate and long-term oral health benefits. Harford County Dentistry offers dental implants to their patients in Harford County including Fallston, MD and Bel Air, MD. At Lazer and Associates, we offer several different options for dental implants. Whether you are missing one or several teeth due to trauma or gum disease, we can create a personalized treatment plan to restore beauty, health and function to your smile.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath the gum line. This titanium post will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. Then the dentist will use that to attach a replacement tooth. Dental implants do not come loose like dentures and can last a lifetime if cared for properly along with regular dental visits.
I was very timid and anxious about going to the dentist because it had been a while since I was treated, and I knew I had a lot of issues that needed to be dealt with. All of the staff were very warm and welcoming and really made me feel…Z.
" I was very timid and anxious about going to the dentist because it had been a while since I was treated, and I knew I had a lot of issues that needed to be dealt with. All of the staff were very warm and welcoming and really made me…Z.
" The office is very efficient. Everyone is courteous, friendly and they have a great bed side manner for those of us that have a fear of dentists. Excellent."S.
Dental Implants What to Expect
Bel Air, MD area dentist, Dr. Elliott will work with a local specialist to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants, depending on your oral health and bone structure. We will coordinate the surgical phase of your implant procedure with a local oral surgeon or periodontist for the surgical phase of the implant process. It will take about 3-6 months for all soft tissues to heal and the post to integrate into the bone.
Depending on the type of implant you are receiving, at the second visit an abutment will be attached to the post. This will serve to secure the final restoration and will need to heal before the final step.
The final restoration, a custom made dental crown, dental bridge or denture, will be placed in our Bel Air, MD area dentist office. Your “new tooth” will be adjusted for a comfortable fit and then permanently secured to the post.
Dental implants can be cared for just like natural teeth with daily brushing, flossing and routine dental visits to ensure oral health.
Schedule a Consultation
If you considering dental implants, schedule a consultation with Dr. Elliott in her Fallston, MD and Bel Air, MD area dentist office to find out if you are a candidate. Dr. Elliott will discuss your oral health and budget concerns to determine if dental implants are right for you. We are currently accepting new patients!