If you have several missing teeth or complete tooth loss, you might think that dental implants are an impossibility. You might imagine a dental implant for every missing tooth. This does not have to be the case!
Your dentist in Pikesville, MD offers implant-supported dentures and bridges. This means that a few strategically placed implants—think of these as replacement roots—can lock in an entire denture or a bridge. Typically, we can secure a denture with four to six implant posts.
The first step is a chat and an exam with your dentist. If implant-supported dentistry is an option based on exam findings, your dentist schedules implant post placement.
Implant posts are thin but strong screws that your dentist implants in your anesthetized gum. These posts bond with your jawbone over time and create a stable foundation for your restorative appliance. After bonding or integration, your dentist secures your dental bridge or denture.
This method allows you to eat, smile, and laugh with confidence, but it also helps stimulate your jawbone to remain viable and not deteriorate.
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If you have questions, or if you’re ready to schedule your consultation, contact a dental staff member to start your smile journey.