Posts for: July, 2018

By Eldersburg Dental
July 26, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Dental implants are a great option for improving not just the cosmetic aspects of your smile after tooth loss, but your oral (and overall) dental implantshealth as well. If you are an adult in good health and have lost one or more of your natural teeth to trauma or gum disease (the most common cause of tooth loss according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research), the dentists at Eldersburg Dental Group in Eldersburg, MD, recommend dental implants to restore your smile.

FAQs About Dental Implants in Eldersburg, MD

Q: What is a dental implant?

A: Implants are small screws made from biocompatible titanium material that are surgically placed in the socket of a missing tooth to replace the root. As the implant heals, it fuses with the surrounding bone tissue in the jaw to help prevent bone loss, a natural side effect of tooth loss and periodontal disease. In the last step, the cosmetic crown is attached to the implant via an abutment to complete the restoration.

Q: How many teeth can implants replace?

A: Implants can be used to replace a single tooth or an entire set of dentures on the upper and lower jaw. Implant supported overdentures can be secured with just a few strategically placed implants to anchor the dentures in place.

Q: How long do dental implants last?

A: Implants are designed to be a permanent and long-term solution to tooth loss. Like your natural teeth and other dental restorations, implants require rigorous oral hygiene and regular follow up dental care on an ongoing basis. The average well maintained dental crown can last from 10 -15 years and beyond, but the actual implant is meant to be permanent.

Q: How do I know if dental implants are right for me?

A: In order to qualify for dental implants, you must be a healthy adult with enough existing bone density to support the implant.

Find a Dentist in Eldersburg, MD

To learn more about how dental implants can improve your smile, oral health, and quality of life, contact Eldersburg Dental Group by calling 410-795-8040 to schedule an appointment with one of our dentists today.