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If you are thinking about getting dental implants in Owings Mills, find out if it’s the right restoration for you.
If you are looking for a dental restoration to replace your missing tooth or teeth, you definitely have options when you turn to our Owings Mills, MD family dentists, Drs. Herbert and Harold Mendelson. Sure, you could go with dentures or dental bridges, but if you are looking for a long-term restoration that will truly give you a multitude of benefits, you’ll want to find out more about dental implants and what they can do for you.
You may think dental implants are only designed to replace a single tooth, but you would be wrong. In fact, implants can be used to support everything from a single dental crown to a full set of dentures. How? The implant is placed into the jawbone, where over the course of a couple months the bone and titanium implant fuse together to become one. Now you have a permanent foundation from which to support your dental restoration.
While it’s true that one implant can be placed to hold a dental crown, if you are missing all or most of your teeth several implants can be placed along the jawbone. This is a great option for people who have dentures but aren’t happy with the way they fit.
Many patients often think that dentures will be able to function just like real teeth but unfortunately they sometimes fall short. It can still be difficult to eat certain foods or talk without dentures slipping around in your mouth, but when dentures are supported by dental implants you’ll have a full set of teeth that won’t move around and will greatly improve your ability to chew and speak.
In order to get dental implants in Owings Mills, you should be an adult who:
- Has good oral and general health
- Isn’t currently dealing with untreated gum disease or cavities
- Doesn’t have a chronic, uncontrolled health problem like diabetes or heart disease
- Doesn’t smoke
- Doesn’t have a suppressed immune system
- Isn’t undergoing chemotherapy, radiation or taking immunosuppressants
- Isn’t pregnant or planning to become pregnant during the course of their treatment
If you are ready to get dental implants from our Owings Mills, MD general dentists, it’s time you called Mendelson Family Dentistry to schedule your free consultation. Let’s find out if dental implants can restore your smile for many decades to come.