A dental implant is a synthetic artificial tooth root that is anchored into your jaw to provide a stable foundation for a replacement crown or bridge. A biological bond is formed with the implant, giving your crown a much more stable foundation, similar to a natural root.
Implants are among the best solutions to tooth loss for several reasons. Most importantly, perhaps, is that they look and feel most like natural teeth. Additionally, implants don’t rely on the surrounding teeth for support. Implants can be made from a variety of metallic or bone-like ceramic materials. They can be placed directly into the jawbone or placed using custom metal framework when jaw structure is limited.
At Affinity Dental, we offer dental implants as one option in our comprehensive treatment of a full range of dental issues. We strive to deliver quality care with compassion to patients throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area. Our comprehensive group practice located at 4 East Rolling Crossroads is a warm, friendly environment that accepts patients with all levels of dentistry needs. We treat patients that need all levels of dental care. If you have a missing tooth, there is a good chance we can help you with an implant or some other form of cosmetic dentistry. We are here to recommend the best procedures available to you, and even offer interest-free financing options through several banks.
Facts About Implants
- Surgery is performed to anchor the artificial root to your jaw bone. The surgery is completed in our office with the use of local anesthesia. If you experience any soreness, we can prescribe medication to alleviate the symptoms.
- The success rate of implants depends largely on the tooth’s location in the mouth. Implants placed in the front of the lower jaw have about a 95% success rate while implants placed in the sides and rear of the upper jaw have about an 85% success rate.
- Implants are cared for similarly to natural teeth, with flossing and brushing. Additional cleanings may be required to help maintain the health of the surrounding gums.
- Implants can cost more than bridges because of the surgery required. However, some of the procedures may be covered by your insurance policy. We can help you understand the costs of implants before you make your decision, and also help secure financing options if necessary.
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