Dental Implants in Frederick, MD
Dental Implants don't have to cost you a fortune. We understand cost is always an issue when it comes to affording dental treatment, so here at Frederick Dental Group we are offering a more affordable option. We also have convenient payment plans through Care Credit. Just ask one of our Dental Team members and they can provide you more details. Give us a call at 301-624-1001 to find out more.
Dental implants provide a permanent solution for compromised teeth. Rather than cover your mouth to hide missing or failing teeth, you will smile wide and laugh with confidence as you go through your day. After you complete the process of bringing your mouth to near natural condition through implant restoration, you will enjoy eating a greater variety of foods, whether dining in public or in the privacy of your home. No longer does the gap from extracted teeth determine which foods you can take pleasure in. Dental implants offer a stable platform for all of these activities during your day, and is a very common corrective jaw surgery. We offer two types of dental implants here at Frederick Dental Group: standard dental implants and mini implants.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are a permanent and appealing solution to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are better than other alternatives like bridges because no additional teeth need to be altered to place the new tooth.
The entire implant process is performed over the course of a few months. The first part of the process is to install the implant itself, where a screw is placed into the jaw bone. An incision is made in the gum so that the implant can be inserted. Multiple implants can be placed at once if necessary. After the implants are placed the gums are sutured.
The implant must be allowed about 3-6 months to heal, and during this time the jaw bone will form around the implant in a process called osseointegration. During this healing time you can have temporary crowns installed so that you can eat and speak normally and maintain a proper aesthetic appearance for your smile.
After the implant has healed it is time to place an abutment on the implant. The abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. One this is placed an impression of the abutment is taken and is used to create your permanent restoration. Some offices have an onsite lab to create the crown, but others will have to send it to an outside lab. Once the restoration is completed you can return to the office to attach the restoration permanently. Your smile will look just like it used to, and after a short period of getting used to the implant it will feel just like one of your own teeth. For more information on the procedure click here.
Mini dental implants are about half the size in diameter of a regular dental implant. This offers many benefits, and they can also be used in situations where regular implants cannot. If an implant needs to be placed in a narrow space, mini implants are the preferred method because of their smaller size.
A main use for mini implants is to install a full upper or lower denture. A series of mini implants (4-6) are placed along the gum line and they serve as the base of the denture. Rather than placing a single implant for a single tooth, an entire lower or upper set of teeth are directly attached to the gum line.
The small size of mini implants often means that no incision needs to be made to place the implant. They can usually be inserted right through the gum into the bone. This eliminates the need for a recovery period, and the restoration can usually be placed right away or only a short time after.
Mini implants are also less expensive than regular implants. Only your dentist knows if mini implants are right for you, so call for your consultation today.
Those Who Will Benefit
Frederick Dental implants are the answer for individuals who are tired of their partial that does not offer the strength of an implant, not to mention the dependence it has on surrounding teeth. Many people are now choosing an implant over dentures. The other alternative, a bridge, also involves adjacent teeth that are compromised during this process. A bridge must be attached to them for security, and this requires altering their surface areas.
The Dental Implant Procedure: Phase I
The dental implant (endosseous implant or fixture) process is a two-part procedure. The first phase involves a surgical course of action during which the implant is established by placing a specialized screw into the jawbone. To introduce the screw to the jawbone, a small incision is made in the gum. After the implant is placed, the gum is sutured. The specialized screw is then given time, three to six months, to bond with the jaw. This bonding process is known as osseointegration. For those in need of multiple implants, the implant process can be completed in one sitting if necessary.
During the three to six months healing time, temporary crowns can be installed so that you can eat and speak with confidence. These temporary crowns also allow you to laugh and smile with ease since your teeth look natural.
The Dental Implant Procedure: Phase II
Once the osseointegration is completed, you will find yourself looking forward to your next visit to Frederick Dental Group to have the implant process finalized. The second phase of the implant procedure is to establish an abutment on the implant. This abutment serves as the base for your new tooth. It is a custom-made post that is attached to the top of the implant screw.
After the abutment is placed, an impression is taken. This impression is used to create your permanent restoration. Some dental offices have an on-site lab where the crown is created. Other offices employ an outside dental lab to construct the crown. Once the restoration tooth is completed, you return to the Frederick Dental Group office to have it permanently attached. Your implant restoration is complete.
Dental Implant: Adjustment Period
There is a very short adjustment period to your new teeth … teeth that will give you decades of enjoyment. You will brush, floss, and regularly rinse just as you do with your natural teeth. You will sleep more comfortably and most likely have fewer headaches. Perhaps most importantly, you will smile, laugh, converse, and eat with natural ease in no time at all so that daily interactions are more enjoyable.
Call and make an appointment to have a thorough discussion with the Frederick Dental Group about the benefits dental implants might offer you. With over 22 years of dental experience, we are dedicated to providing the very best, well-rounded dental services to residents of Frederick, New Market, Mount Airy, and Urbana. We offer a 5-year warranty on our work if a patient returns during the recommended preventative-maintenance schedule.
Are you interested in learning more about Dental Implants?
Call Frederick Dental Group at our Frederick, MD office at (301) 624-1001 today!