Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth, providing a permanent solution that looks and functions naturally.

Dental Implants in Baltimore, MD

A dental implant is an artificial root upon which a manufactured tooth can be placed. Depending on the individual’s requirements and condition, implants are used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or larger prostheses such as dentures.

Placement of the implant stabilizes bone levels and may prevent bone loss, resulting in greater long-term support, function, and esthetics. Implants are a superior way to replace missing teeth, as they do not require alteration of adjacent teeth. They are also an excellent way to stabilize a denture.

How to Care for Dental Implants

  • Manage post-surgery bleeding by applying gentle pressure or a moistened black tea bag.
  • To address pain, use Tylenol. Avoid NSAIDs as they can hinder healing.
  • Apply an ice pack to help with swelling and bruising.
  • To prevent plaque and gum disease, maintain oral hygiene by using soft-bristle brushes and non-abrasive toothpaste. Check out our recommended dental health products for those with dental implants.
  • Avoid hard, sticky foods, smoking, and alcohol, especially immediately after the surgery.
  • Regular dental check-ups are crucial for monitoring the health of the implant. If you experience any discomfort or signs of infection, promptly contact your dentist.
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  • Do dental implants hurt?

    Getting dental implants is a procedure that’s carefully managed to ensure your comfort. Thanks to modern anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain during the surgery.

    It’s normal to experience some mild discomfort as you recover, but this is typically manageable with medication your dentist may recommend. Procedures like bone grafts or sinus lifts, sometimes needed before implants, are also performed with your ease in mind.

    Post-surgery, your dentist will guide you through a simple aftercare routine to support a smooth recovery.

  • How much do dental implants cost?

    The cost of dental implants can vary widely depending on various factors such as the type of implant, the number of teeth being replaced, and the specific dental procedures required.

    Please contact our dental office for a dental implant consultation so we can provide you with an estimated cost or explore our office fees.

  • How long does a dental implant procedure take?

    Getting dental implants is a multi-stage process that usually lasts several months to a year. The duration depends on individual factors such as oral health and the case’s complexity.

    The dental implant process includes:

    1. An initial consultation
    2. Implant placement
    3. Healing and osseointegration (where the implant fuses with the surrounding bone in the jaw)
    4. Placement of the dental crown

    Although the implant placement only takes about 1-2 hours, the process involves significant healing time.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Hamilton Family Dentistry

5810 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
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