Dental implants have quickly become the “gold standard” for the replacement of missing teeth. Providing several important benefits for patients, a dental implant closely mimics a natural tooth and restores a comfortable and fully functional smile.
Annapolis dentists Dr. Maria Colucciello and Dr. Ishita Rahman places dental implants in Annapolis, MD at West Annapolis Family Dentistry. We recommend them as the best tooth replacement option when appropriate for a lasting result.
Dental Implants: What To Consider
The dental implant procedure is a multi step process, involving the initial surgical placement of a tiny titanium post which will support your prosthetic tooth: a dental crown permanently attached to the post. Dr. Colucciello and Dr. Rahman will discuss all aspects of your procedure prior to treatment and provide a personalized plan to restore your smile with a dental implant.
Benefits of dental implants:
- 98% success rate (highest rate compared to other dental procedures)
- Prevents bone loss and gum recession
- Promotes a healthier diet with fresh foods
- Unlike bridgework requires no preparation to neighboring teeth
- Improves speech
- Improves comfort in denture wearing patients
Dental Implants: What To Expect
Dr. Colucciello or Dr. Rahman will meet with you to thoroughly examine your oral health and discuss your medical history, personal concerns and cosmetic goals. All of this information will help determine if dental implants are right for you. Appropriate impressions and scans will be taken to be used in placing the implant and fabricating a natural looking dental crown which will function as a new tooth.
Your dentist will coordinate the surgical phase of your treatment with a local specialist. It typically takes 3-6 months for the bone to integrate with the post and the soft tissues to completely heal.
The final restoration will be placed in our Annapolis dentist office and we will provide personalized care instructions for maintaining the health of your dental implant for many years. Dental implants are permanent and do not require any daily maintenance other than a good oral hygiene routine of flossing and tooth brushing. During routine dental care visits, your dentist will monitor the health of your dental implant to ensure a lasting result.
Schedule A Consultation
If you have missing teeth, prompt placement is important to restore dental health and your quality of life. Contact our office or use our convenient online request form to schedule a consultation with Dr. Colucciello and Dr. Rahman to learn more about dental implants and tooth replacement options.