Missing teeth are an embarrassment and can actually lead to further dental health issues. While there are many treatments to replace teeth, dental implants are the best choice. The team at Horizon Family Dental Care offer many types of implant restored restorations for patients with missing or damaged teeth. We provide dental implants in Baltimore, MD to patients missing one tooth, multiple teeth, or all of their teeth.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is substitute for a missing tooth root. This dental tool is made of titanium, a high quality metal that is very strong yet lightweight. It is cylinder shaped and resembles a screw. An oral surgeon must surgically place this piece in the jaw. They come in variety of sizes to accommodate different locations along the upper and lower arches. The three basic sizes of implants are:
- Standard: A standard sized dental implant typically has a diameter of 3.5mm to 4.2mm.
- Wide Platform: A wide platform dental implant has a diameter of about 4.5mm to 6mm.
- Mini: A mini dental implant has a diameter of about 1.8 mm to 3.3 mm.
Your dentist will attach a dental restoration to your implant. This is the part that will actually replace the your missing or damaged teeth. Depending on how many teeth you are missing and where, this could be a dental crown, dental bridge, partial denture, or full denture.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Even though you will be presented with several options, dental implants will offer the best benefits. Removable options and fixed bridges do not replace the teeth at the root. A dental implant restoration will mimic natural teeth and offer:
- More durability
- Longer lifespan
- More natural feel and look
- Better preservation of the facial appearance
- Ability to eat and speak comfortably
Dental implants have a very high success rate. To keep your implants strong and healthy, you should maintain good oral health, refrain from smoking, and stay in descent overall health. This solution is better for your oral health since it does not involve any other adjacent, healthy teeth. There is no need to cut them down to accommodate a bridge or hook them to a partial denture, adding stress to those teeth.
Dental Implants Can Replace Any Number of Missing Teeth
Our dentists will create a treatment plan for you no matter how many teeth you are missing. Dental implants are a versatile solution that can be customized to meet the needs of any patient. Patients missing a single tooth will need a single dental implant to secure a dental crown. For multiple missing teeth in a row, we will use at least two dental implants to secure a custom dental bridge. If you are missing an entire row of teeth, we will use between two and eight implants to secure a custom denture.
Schedule an Appointment for Dental Implants in Baltimore, MD
To learn more about dental implants, book an appointment with Horizon Family Dental Care. This sophisticated missing tooth solution offers many benefits to patients with missing or damaged teeth. Schedule a consultation today with one of our dentists in Baltimore, MD by requesting an appointment online.