By Omni Dental Group
February 13, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Dental Implants  

Dealing with tooth loss? Find out how dental implants can help.

Losing a tooth isn’t only for children. In fact, millions of American adults are also missing at least one tooth. After this tooth-loss occurs, patients are left wondering, "so now what is the best course of action?" The answer is dental implants, an amazing restoration that both looks and works just like a real tooth.

Here at Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, your family dentists, Dr. Siamak Aalemansour, Dr. Fariborz Baik, and Dr. Sherwin Esfandiari, offer these restorations to give their patients the best smile possible. Read on to learn what dental implants can do for you.

What are dental implants?

This restoration is designed to replace your missing teeth and is made up of three different parts,

  • A metal post or screw: a titanium post will be placed into the jaw where it will naturally fuse together with the bone over the course of 3-6 months
  • An abutment: an abutment is a connector that links up the metal post with the false tooth
  • A dental crown: an artificial tooth will be custom made and then cemented into place on top of the abutment to complete the restoration

What goes into getting a dental implant?

Getting an implant takes time, but once it is placed, this restoration is designed to give you a fully functional, beautiful smile that is designed to last for decades. In order to start the implant process our Bowie, MD, one of our family dentists will need to examine your mouth and run an x-ray screening to make sure that you are healthy enough for implants.

From there, the next step is to place the implant. This requires minor surgery in which our dentist will place the implant directly into the jawbone, an action that is completely pain-free thanks to the wonders of local anesthesia. Once this has been completed, the implant will integrate with the natural bone and tissue over a 3-6 month period. Following this time, the implant will remain a permanent structure within the jawbone.

After the implant has fused with your jawbone, the next step is to place the connector (i.e. abutment) over the implant, an action that requires another minor surgery as well as a two week healing period. Finally, once this has occurred, we can place the permanent crown over the abutment to finalize the restoration and give your new smile.

Interested? Give us a call

Do you want to find out if your smile is right for implants? If so, call Omni Dental Group in Bowie, MD, today at (301) 809-0029 to schedule a consultation with one of our family dentists.

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