At Elevate Dental Implant Center in Hanover, MD, we provide comprehensive solutions for missing teeth, failing implants, slipping dentures, and other complex dental concerns. Our team is proud to offer the premier tooth replacement option to our patients, the dental implant.
Dental implants are a restorative dentistry solution that can give patients the gift of a fully-restored smile following tooth loss. Whether you’ve recently lost a tooth due to decay, damage, or aging, our team can help get you back on track to elevated dental health with the help of one or multiple dental implants.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of three main components: the titanium post, the abutment, and the dental crown. The titanium post is the surgically implanted portion of the dental implant. It is this post that gives your dental implant the tooth-root functionality that differentiates the dental implant from other restorative options.
Once the post fuses with your jawbone, an abutment will be placed on top of the post. The abutment is the part of the implant that connects the post with the dental crown. Once the abutment is allowed to fully heal, a dental crown is placed over the abutment, discreetly disguising the hardware of your restoration.
The dental crown is crafted specifically for you utilizing impressions of your smile. After the crown is securely fastened to the abutment, your dental implant is complete and you get to enjoy a fully restored tooth.
Benefits of Dental Implants.
Patients enjoy many benefits with dental implants that simply aren’t available with other dental restoration options. Some of the main benefits of dental implants include:
- Tooth-root functionality
- No dietary restrictions
- No additional oral hygiene precautions
- Restored look & functionality
- Reduced risk of facial sagging
Dental Implants vs. Dental Bridges
Often, patients must choose between dental bridges and dental implants when it comes to replacing a tooth following tooth loss. While both options are effective, dental bridges do not offer the same long-term benefits. A dental bridge utilizes the support of your surrounding teeth to hold a prosthetic tooth in place of a missing one.
All of the bridge hardware is external, meaning you must take extra precautions to ensure it lasts for several years. With dental implants, you will need to undergo a surgical procedure. This makes the healing time longer with dental implants than that of dental bridges.
However, dental implants are the only restorative option available that fully replaces every aspect of your missing tooth–not just the external portion. Patients often find the long-term benefits of a dental implant are worth the additional healing time.
Elevate Your Smile
Are you ready to replace one or more missing teeth? Our Hanover, Maryland dental implant experts are excited to help you achieve lifelong dental health. We are an all-inclusive dental implant treatment practice where decades of experience meet the most advanced technologies to provide you with the personalized care you deserve. Schedule a consultation with our team today to get started.