Today, dental implants are considered standard of care and are the preferred method of replacing missing or badly damaged teeth. The procedure is usually done under local anesthesia in our office, in just the same way as a filling. Once the anesthesia takes effect, you shouldn’t feel anything. Simple, uncomplicated dental implant placement usually takes less than an hour.
When it comes to replacing one or more teeth in your mouth, a dental implant is often the treatment of choice. It is also one of the most conservative treatments for tooth replacement. Implants are biocompatible posts that replace the roots of your missing teeth. They are physically and biologically designed to attach to your jaw bone and become the foundation for a natural looking restoration. As they heal, the jaw bone integrates around the implant allowing it to firmly anchor. Your new tooth or teeth will have excellent stability and strength, and will look and feel like your natural teeth. More… (link to FAQ section on implants)
What is the purpose of implants?
Implants can be used in a variety of different ways. As an alternative to bridges, implants can be used to replace single teeth. They can also be used to support or anchor partial and complete dentures. Implants can also be used as an alternative to complete dentures, replacing them with fixed
How successful are dental implants?
Success rates of dental implants vary, depending on where in the jaw the implants are placed but, in general, dental implants have a success rate of up to 98%. With proper care implants can last a lifetime. More… (link to FAQ section on implants)
Can anyone get implants?
In most cases, anyone healthy enough to undergo a routine dental extraction or oral surgery can be considered for a dental implant. Patients should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Not everyone is an implant candidate. Some patients may require additional procedures to create adequate bone to support an implant. For more information and to find out if you are an implant candidate, please contact your dentist at McDonogh Dental Associates to schedule an appointment to discuss your treatment options. More… (link to FAQ section on implants)
Does insurance cover the cost of dental implants?
Coverage under your medical plan may be possible, depending on the insurance plan and/or cause of tooth loss. Your McDonogh Dental treatment coordinator will be able to answer questions about your individual needs. More… (link to FAQ section on implants)
For more information on dental implants, see our FAQ section here (highlight here)
What Is Implant-
Why Choose Implant-
Implant supported dentures will give the patient a comfortable, sturdy fit, which will improve the appearance and functionality of patient’s smile.
No need to worry about false teeth slipping or falling out
Less irritation of gum tissue
Look and feel more natural. In addition, implant-
Ability to speak clearly and in natural voice
No need to use denture adhesives
How Does It Work?
While conventional dentures simply rest on the gums, reinforced with a mild adhesive,
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