and Kevin G. Murphy & Associates
: At Baltimore Dental Arts, we have several dental specialists on our highly trained staff. Because of our advanced training and in-depth understanding of oral tissues and crafting beautiful, life-like restorations, we're able to achieve amazing restorative results with advanced treatments like dental implants. To learn more about the procedure that boosts our patients’ confidence by providing natural looking and feeling replacement teeth, schedule a consultation today!
Dental implants are small, durable titanium posts that are placed beneath your gumline to restore the root structure of your missing tooth. The metal is biocompatible, allowing it to undergo a natural process called osseointegration, where the implants fuse with your jawbone and continue providing the structure with stimulation and blood flow. Once you’ve healed, we’ll place a small metal connector piece to your implants, called an abutment, and attach your dental crown, bridge or denture to it, completing your smile.
Dental implants offer a variety of benefits that distinguish them from traditional restorative solutions. Some of these advantages include:
The best way to learn whether you can benefit from dental implants is to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists. During your visit, our team will thoroughly examine your mouth to determine whether you’re a good candidate for surgery immediately, or whether you require preparatory procedures first. This process is an important factor that allows us to minimize the risk of potential complications and help you achieve lifelong results. We’ll also outline your treatment plan with you, so you know exactly what to expect throughout the process.
For a single missing tooth, we’ll place one dental implant in the gap in your smile below the gums. After you’ve healed and undergone osseointegration, we’ll secure the abutment to the implant and place a permanent, free-standing dental crown onto it.
Instead of getting a traditional bridge that requires the alteration of your natural teeth to stay in place, we can place two dental implants on either side of your gap to secure the prosthetic to. Once in place, the bridge will restore the function and aesthetic appearance of your smile.
To replace an entire arch of missing teeth, we’ll surgically insert anywhere from four to eight dental implants. These will secure a full denture in place, keeping it from slipping or shifting in your mouth and enhancing your ability to speak and chew.
At Baltimore Dental Arts, we’re one of few practices that’s able to complete the entire dental implant process, from beginning to end, under our roof. That’s because we have a periodontal, prosthetic, and surgical specialist that work together to create a simple, personalized, and stress-free experience for all of our dental implant patients. We utilize the latest technology as well, helping us thoroughly and precisely plan your treatment from start-to-finish.
Each dental implant procedure that we complete is custom-tailored to the unique patient’s tooth loss situation. That’s why we’re only able to provide you with a detailed cost breakdown after we examine your mouth and determine how many implants you’ll need, what type of restoration you require, and other important factors. To learn about our payment plans and other ways to help finance your procedure, don’t hesitate to ask us during your visit!