Dental Implants – Owings Mills, MD
Revolutionary and Long-Lasting Tooth Replacement
Are you suffering from the consequences of tooth loss? It may be surprising to hear, but so are millions of other Americans, so you are far from alone. Of course, that doesn’t mean you should settle for a tooth replacement option that doesn’t fit your needs. With Dr. Mattson’s expertise and care, you can get a dental implant that looks, feels and functions like natural teeth. Contact her office today and experience the real difference of this revolutionary solution to tooth loss!
Benefits of Dental Implants
No other tooth replacement options address the issues of tooth loss quite like dental implants. The device consists of three parts; a titanium post that acts as the prosthetic root, the crown that attaches to the post and becomes part of your smile, and an abutment, which acts as a connector for the two components. By replacing the root, you restore the functions that were lost after your tooth was extracted.
For example, you prevent bone deterioration, which leads to a weaker biting force, changes in your facial shape, and premature signs of aging. Thanks to reestablished blood flow and bone stimulation via dental implants, you can prevent sagging and hollowing of the cheeks, improve your biting force for easier chewing, and maintain the most natural-looking smile possible. These benefits cannot be said for dentures or bridges.
With that said, dental implants are also considered to be the most durable and long-lasting solution for tooth loss. With a success rate as high as 98 percent over a 10-year period and an average lifespan of 25 years to a lifetime, there’s plenty to be excited about with dental implants.
Indications for Dental Implants
Another notable benefit is the versatility that dental implants offer. Patients with varying levels of tooth loss can take advantage of their restorative properties. Consider your options below prior to your next visit!
Missing Single Tooth
A single implant along with a porcelain crown can effectively replace missing teeth. Dentists typically use porcelain to create the crown as it carries the most aesthetically-pleasing properties of tooth enamel.
Missing Multiple Teeth
If you need to replace multiple consecutive teeth, you’ll be happy to learn that dental bridges can be designed to work in tandem with dental implants. Additionally, implant-retained bridges do not require removal of existing tooth structure to place because two implants can easily hold your three- to four-crown bridge.
Missing All Teeth
If you’re currently wearing a denture or need to replace a full arch of teeth, implants can be designed with dental implants in mind. By placing a handful of implants throughout the jaw, Dr. Mattson can restore either your top or bottom arch with a full row of porcelain teeth. Overall, patients can expect a more stable fit and more natural-looking denture when fitted with dental implants.
Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants
Keep in mind that dental implants are an incredibly customizable treatment, which means your cost can vary dramatically from another patient’s. For example, placing more implants and using a more complex restoration to replace teeth will always cost more time and require more planning, therefore increasing the overall cost.
However, that doesn’t take away the value that dental implants can provide. Since dental implants are the longest-lasting solution for tooth loss and offer the most restorative benefits, they are still considered to be more cost-effective when compared to dentures and bridges. This is in large part due to their durability and longevity.
At Diamond Dental of Owings Mills, Dr. Mattson and cannot wait to restore your smile and improve your quality of life. To learn more about dental implants, contact the team and dentist in Owings Mills today!