Implants are made of two basic parts: a tooth and a root. It’s that simple but dependable makeup, one that mimics your natural teeth, that makes these teeth replacements so popular. At Finney Family Dental, we believe that the more you know about them, the more positive you will feel about getting them to restore your full smile.
Not everyone is a good candidate for our dental implants in Towson, but that can be determined quite easily with a visit to our office for a consultation and examination. Essentially, your gums should be healthy and your jaw bone sufficiently thick and strong enough to hold the implant reliably. Simple imaging is done to ascertain this information. Fortunately, there are ways to remedy the situation in the event you are not immediately qualified for our dental implants in Towson. You can get gum treatment, for example. Or if your jaw does not meet the eligibility standards, you can take advantage of a bone grafting procedure, in which your jaw structure is augmented with bone tissue from another part of your body or obtained from a donor bank. Once you are fully ready for the implant to be put in, the titanium post that is the root will be surgically placed in your jaw. The time needed for your bone to grow around and fuse with it is up to a few months in most cases. At that point, impressions are taken for the making of a tooth-colored crown that will complete the implant. The crown is cemented to the top of the post, and you are then equipped with a new tooth that is so much like a real one, you may eventually forget that it didn’t grow from beneath your gums.
Don’t wait. Schedule a visit with us right now to come in and start on the road toward our dental implants in Towson.