Are you missing one or more permanent teeth? Do you need a long-lasting dental restoration? Try dental implants. Implants are titanium screws that we place in the jawbone beneath the gums. Once the dental implants heal, they offer a stable foundation for a dental crown, bridge, or denture. Dr. Mohamed Hassan offers treatment with dental implants at iSmile in Dundalk, MD. With dental implants and implant-secured restorations, patients can restore the full function of their natural smiles.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are many advantages to dental implants and implant-secured restorations:
- Have a High Success Rate: Implant treatment has a 95% success rate. We ensure that patients are in the best health possible before their implant treatment. In addition, we ask that patients refrain from smoking or using tobacco products that hinder healing. Nicotine restricts the blood vessels and limits oxygen in the bloodstream.
- Feel and Look Natural: Dental implants are capped off with dental crowns made of porcelain ceramic. This material helps the implants and implant restorations blend in with the look of the natural smile. Additionally, crowns provide durability to restorations for long-lasting results.
- Improve Overall Oral Health: Patients with missing teeth are more at risk of developing complex oral health problems. Shifting teeth, tooth decay, and further bone loss are common problems for patients even if they only have one missing tooth. Additionally, patients may find it difficult to speak or eat properly with missing teeth.
- Helps Patients Eat and Speak: Once implants heal, they can restore the full bite function. Because implant posts fuse with the jawbone, they become a stable part of the smile. Patients with implants or implant restorations can bite and chew with ease. Implant-supported restorations do not come with dietary restrictions, so patients can enjoy the foods they love.
Dental Implant Treatment in Dundalk, MD
Before treatment, Dr. Hassan will evaluate your smile to determine if you are an implant candidate. He may recommend bone grafting if patients do not have enough bone tissue to support the implant posts. Additionally, if patients have tooth decay or gum disease problems, Dr. Hassan will recommend immediate treatment. Once patients are in good oral health, Dr. Hassan will take scans and impressions of the teeth, which create the crowns, bridges, or dentures.
Then, Dr. Hassan creates an incision in the gums to access the jawbone. Next, he places the titanium implant screw into the jawbone and closes the gums. Over a healing period called osseointegration, the implant posts fuse with the jawbone. Once the implants heal, Dr. Hassan attaches the permanent crown, dental bridge, or denture.
Restore Your Smile Today
Do you need to replace one or more lost teeth? Schedule a dental appointment with Dr. Hassan on our website. You can also call our dental office for an appointment at 410-288-1162. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental visit. Do not hesitate to ask questions you may have about your implant candidacy or the general implant process. Our team is always here to assist you.