Replace Multiple Teeth with Dental Implants in Crofton, MD
If you have lost several teeth, or all your teeth, we at The Mugford Center in Crofton, MD are excited to offer you dental implants to restore your smile. You may be wary of, or already wear, dentures and are looking for a more stable alternative. Dental implants can restore single teeth, fixed bridges, or a full arch of dentures and not only look and feel natural but can strengthen your underlying bone structure. Call us at (410) 260-0790 to schedule your consultation today!
Multiple Single Tooth ImplantsSingle tooth implants can restore a smile that has lost several teeth that may not all be in a row for a more complete, beautiful aesthetic. Single tooth implants are comprised of an implant, abutment, and adjoining crown. The titanium implant is surgically placed into the jaw where, through a process called “osseointegration,” the jawbone accepts and fuses to the implant. This process creates a sturdy foundation for your new restoration and even serves to strengthen the jawbone.
The abutment connects the titanium implant with the crown, which is the part of the implant that resembles a tooth. Your crowns will be custom made for your smile, to match the color and shape seamlessly so that no one need ever know you’ve had dental work. Single tooth implants can greatly improve the look, feel, and health of your mouth following the loss of several teeth.
Are Dental Implants Really Worth it?
Daniel had the habit of carrying his dentures with him wherever he went. The lack of a tooth affected how he could chew foods, only taking small bites. Hot drinks were an impossibility for him, because they often caused painful blisters. After receiving a single tooth implant, Daniel is able to bite, chew and smile with confidence. He no longer has to remember to carry his dentures around with him, either.
"After receiving a single tooth implant, Daniel is able to bite, chew and smile with confidence."
Implant-Supported BridgeIf you’ve lost several adjacent teeth, an implant-supported bridge may be the most elegant solution. Rather than replace each tooth with an individual implant, we can fabricate a bridge utilizing just two implants that anchor one or more prosthetic teeth between them.
A conventional bridge requires that healthy teeth on either side of the gap be worn down to accommodate the crowns that will anchor the bridge, but with an implant supported bridge, the healthy teeth on either side can be left intact. An implant supported bridge also features custom-made restorations for your smile and provides all the jawbone stimulation and strengthening benefits of implants.
Implant Supported DenturePatients who require a full arch restoration, or who wish to replace their traditional dentures, can benefit greatly from an implant supported denture. This method utilizes a series of implants that are fitted with snaps at the top, rather than a crown. These snaps will attach to the corresponding apparatus on your new dentures. This allows you to enjoy a more secure feel and greater confidence while maintaining the convenience of removable dentures.
All on 4The All-on-4 method is an implant-based restoration method that supports a full arch of fixed dentures on only four implants. With this method, patients can have the benefits of implants, and a completely restored smile, without the high cost and painstaking recovery of having each tooth replaced by an individual implant. Unlike the implant supported dentures, All-on-4 restorations are fixed in the mouth. The All-on-4 method can also replace a full smile in as little as one office visit.