Dental One Associates of Cross Keys
2 Village Square, Suite 250, Baltimore, MD 21210

Is a Dental Implant Procedure Right for You?

Dental Implants

Among the discoveries and innovations in the world of dental care, one of the most beneficial to patients has surely been that of the dental implant. Basically an artificial root intended to secure a replacement tooth into the mouth, an affordable dental implant can be a terrific solution to the problem of tooth loss caused by illness, trauma, or gum disease.

A dental implant dentist uses two main types of implants these days—the endosteal variety and the subperiosteal type:

1. Endosteal—or “in the bone”—implants are more commonly used than other options, and they are comprised of blades, cylinders, or screws that are placed directly into your jawbone. Each implant has the ability to secure at least one artificial tooth, and it is possible to replace a large number of missing teeth all at once. These implants are popular alternatives for people who have previously worn bridges or conventional dentures.

2. Subperiosteal implants are set atop the jaw rather than into it, allowing the posts to protrude through gums to grab hold of the artificial tooth. These are the best dental implants for individuals who for one reason or another cannot wear traditional dentures and who lack the bone height necessary for endosteal applications.

An ideal candidate for dental implants is someone who is healthy in a general sense as well as in terms of their oral health. Sufficient bone material must also be present in order to provide necessary support for the dental implant itself. Healthy gum tissue that shows no sign of periodontal disease is also essential.

The dental implant procedure is different for everyone and is the result of coordinated collaboration between patient, dentist, and periodontist, who will determine the best dental implants for each individual. Depending on the extent of the work required, additional procedures such as ridge modification and sinus augmentation may be necessary.

Once implants are fully in place, they require much the same dental care and maintenance as natural teeth. Brushing and flossing must continue on a normal schedule and routine dental visits are a must. In addition, specialized examinations will be scheduled periodically to ensure the integrity and longevity of the implants.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates of Cross Keys today at (443) 863-6394 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Cross Keys, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Cross Keys.

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  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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