Why should I consider dental implants for tooth replacement?

Dental implants Catonsville, MDCatonsville, MD patients who have experienced loss or extraction of adult teeth may need to replace them to restore their beauty and function. At Baltimore Periodontics, Lasers, and Dental Implants, Dr. Ari Moskowitz is a board-certified periodontist who may recommend the placement of a dental implant.

Understanding how dental implants work

A dental implant is a titanium metal post placed by an oral surgeon into the bone of the jaw. This implant will stimulate the production of bone in the jaw through a process called osseointegration. The bone wraps around the implant that has been placed to stabilize it and ensure it becomes one with the bone. Once this has been achieved, the dental implant is restored over the top abutment. This may be done with a dental crown, a dental bridge, or even full dentures. This makes the dental implant a versatile option for many of our patients.

What are the alternatives to dental implants?

There are other ways in which patients can replace missing teeth and repair their smile. Dentures are an option for one or more teeth, and come in two varieties: partial and full. These are removable restorations that can replace one or more teeth. Alternatively, patients may also use dental bridges to replace one or more teeth in a row. The dental bridge is made of porcelain and essentially “bridges the gap.” This is a more permanent option, but is often less expensive than a dental implant.

Why should I consider dental implants for tooth replacement?

There are many reasons why Catonsville, MD area patients choose dental implants. Dental implants are:

• Effective
• Long-lasting
• Natural-looking
• Permanent
• Strong and durable
• Versatile
• Biocompatible
• Easy to care for

Who is a candidate?

The best candidate for dental implants is a patient who has a healthy smile and sufficient bone to ensure successful placement.

Call Baltimore Periodontics, Lasers, and Dental Implants today!

Dental implants are a highly desirable option for patients in the area of Catonsville, MD. Dr. Ari Moskowitz and his team are available to provide patients with solutions such as these to restore the smile. Call the office at (410) 744-6088 to request an appointment. Visit our practice at 6400 Baltimore National Pike, Ste. #200B today!

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