Dental Implants

Immediate Dental Implants Annapolis, MD

A permanent solution for missing or failing teeth.

Dental implants are widely regarded as the best replacement for missing or defective teeth. However, the process of getting dental implants has typically taken over a year. This includes 4 to 6 months between extraction and implant placement, 4 to 6 months between implant placement and taking an impression for permanent restoration, and another month to receive the case back from the lab.

With immediate dental implants, teeth can be taken out the same day as implant placement with a crown or prosthesis inserted that day. This provides instant gratification for the patient, preserves the gum tissue, and reduces the time spent in the dental chair.

This state-of-the-art immediate placement technique is possible because the surfaces of the implants have been modified to enhance osseointegration (the integration of the bone and implant). We use the latest 3D imaging software to model the restorations and identify the ideal location to place the implants.

Dr. Rahman is very familiar with the latest implant literature and has had the opportunity to try many of the major manufacturers. This allows her to select the best design for the optimal prognosis for each individual patient. Dr. Rahman has gone through a surgery-focused general practice residency and is a Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Dr. Rahman utilizes a Piezotome cube to aid in atraumatic removal of teeth and plans the placement of the implants, considering not only the anatomical scene but also the aesthetic positioning. Looking at the concerted CT in the software program provides us with the ability to visualize the bone in different positions. In some cases, it also allows the surgery to be done without flaps so that we can perform the implant surgery and place the implants without the need for cutting and sutures. This reduces the risk of inflammation, bruising, and pain.

All-On-4 Dental Implants

The Reality of All-On-4 Treatments.

There are many corporate-owned centers that provide a wide range of dental implant procedures, including All-on-4. While it may be the right option for you there are several misconceptions about what an All-on-4 treatment offers.

The first misconception is that you can walk in and have teeth that same day. Like any surgical procedure, The procedure requires considerable planning, including CT scans and denture design this usually takes at least a couple of weeks.

With All-on-4, all of the teeth are removed to make room for the implants and implant-supported denture. Often, good teeth and bone is removed, as they are in the way. This results in an altered gum line and bone level and the need for an acrylic base on the denture.
Acrylic-based dentures often wear out very quickly over a few years or so, because acrylic is relatively soft and porous, it retains stains and odors.

The acrylic base results in a passageway beneath the denture that collects food and constantly needs cleaning. Dental Implant Centers deliberately avoid showing this aspect of All-on-4 anywhere in their advertising.

With the use of a staged approach and bone replacement procedures, when implants are necessary, we can preserve natural bone and gum levels. We can then use all-porcelain crowns, which can mimic the look and feel of natural teeth and don’t absorb stains, odors, or bacteria. With a staged approach, we can achieve more natural results. We can provide a replacement for a full arch of missing teeth with an option that will be customized to your needs.

FAQs About Dental Implants

Almost anyone with missing teeth who possesses good oral and overall health and adequate bone mass in the jaw is a candidate for dental implants. Controlled conditions such as type II diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, and cancer patients in remission can all qualify for dental implants. Many people have been told they do not have enough bone for implants by dentists and surgeons. Due to modern technologies, this is simply no longer true. Everyone is a candidate!
Of course! We welcome patients seeking second opinions. Feel free to give us a call at (410) 263-3700 to schedule a free consultation regarding your implant treatment options.
Clinical studies show that implants have a success rate of up to 98%. Dr. Rahman has used many major implant manufacturers including Simply implants, Biohorizons, 3i, and Southern implants among others.

Dr. Rahman generally prefers Southern implant system. She has obtained a success rate in excess of 99% with this implant system. Good oral hygiene and regular preventive visits to help ensure implant success. With proper care, your implants may last you a lifetime.

We offer nitrous oxide sedation and oral anxiolysis to eliminate virtually all discomfort during the dental implant procedure. Prescribed medications can alleviate pain following the surgery. Most patients say the discomfort is less than that of having a tooth extracted.
The entire dental implant process requires a consultation visit where all data is gathered. After that, it can take from one visit with Teeth-in-a-day to several months. It depends on how quickly your bone integrates, the quality (density) of your bone, and the type of procedure you choose.
  • Without teeth your jaw bones disintegrate with time. Implants are replacements of root structure and can prevent bone loss.
  • Dental implants function just like natural teeth once they are fully integrated into the jawbone.
  • A dental implant is virtually undetectable when compared to your natural teeth, unlike dentures and bridges.