The Gold Standard of Restorative Dentistry with Dr. Kreisheh
Are you tired of hiding your smile because of missing teeth? Dental implants at Charm City Smiles in Lutherville, MD, offer remarkable dental implant solutions to restore your confidence and bring back the natural beauty of your smile. With his experience and state-of-the-art technology, Lutherville dentist Dr. George Kreisheh is committed to providing top-notch dental implant services tailored to meet your unique needs.
Dental implants have revolutionized the world of restorative dentistry. Dr. Kreisheh is proud to offer this advanced treatment to his patients in Lutherville and the surrounding areas of Timonium, Cockeysville, and Hampton, MD.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are prosthetic devices that replace missing teeth. They function like and resemble natural teeth, providing a long-term solution for individuals who have lost one or more teeth due to tooth decay, gum disease, injury, or other reasons.
A dental implant consists of three main components:
- The implant fixture
- The abutment
- The dental crown
The implant fixture is a small, screw-shaped post usually made of biocompatible titanium surgically placed into the jawbone to replace the tooth root. Over time, the implant fuses with the surrounding bone in a natural process called osseointegration, providing a stable foundation for the replacement tooth.
The Benefits of Choosing Dental Implants
Dental implants offer numerous benefits that make them the preferred choice for tooth replacement, including:
- Enhanced Aesthetics: Dental implants provide a natural, seamless look, blending perfectly with your existing teeth. Say goodbye to gaps and hello to a radiant smile!
- Improved Oral Health: Unlike traditional bridges that require altering adjacent healthy teeth, dental implants preserve the integrity of your surrounding teeth. They also stimulate the jawbone, preventing bone loss and maintaining facial structure.
- Durability and Longevity: With proper care, dental implants can last a lifetime. Unlike dentures that may need frequent adjustments or replacements, implants are a reliable, long-term solution.
- Restored Functionality: Dental implants function just like your natural teeth, allowing you to eat, speak, and smile with confidence. There are no dietary restrictions or speech impediments to worry about.
- Boosted Self-Confidence: Say goodbye to self-consciousness and hello to a newfound sense of confidence. Dental implants at Charm City Smiles can help you reclaim your social and professional life.
The Dental Implant Procedure at Charm City Smiles
Initial Consultation and Examination
The journey begins with a consultation at Charm City Smiles. During this appointment, Dr. Kreisheh will evaluate your oral health, discuss your concerns, answer your questions, and determine if dental implants are the right solution. He’ll also examine your jawbone density and take X-rays or 3D scans to assess the condition of your teeth and gums.
Once we’ve established you are a suitable candidate for dental implants, our team will create a personalized treatment plan. This plan takes into account your specific needs and goals. Dr. Kreisheh will explain the process, answer any questions you may have, and provide you with an estimate of the duration and cost of the treatment.
During the implant placement procedure, Dr. Kreisheh will surgically insert the dental implants into your jawbone. A local anesthetic or dental sedation option can help ensure your comfort throughout. The implant acts as a tooth root, providing a sturdy foundation for the replacement tooth or dental crown.
After the implant placement, a crucial process called osseointegration takes place. This process is when the implants fuse with the jawbone, creating a strong and permanent bond. It usually takes a few months to complete osseointegration, during which you’ll wear temporary restorations.
Once osseointegration is complete, the Charm City Smiles team will attach the abutment and the final restoration. The abutment connects the implant to the replacement tooth or dental crown. Your dentist will ensure the restoration matches your teeth’s natural color, shape, and size, providing a seamless, harmonious smile.
Frequently Asked Questions
The dental implant procedure is performed while the patient is under a local anesthetic or sedation to ensure a pain-free experience. After the procedure, some discomfort and swelling are normal, but you can manage this with over-the-counter pain medication and cold compresses.
With proper care and regular dental check-ups, dental implants have the potential to last a lifetime. Maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing, flossing, and visiting your dentist, will contribute to the longevity of your implants.
While dental implants are a highly successful tooth replacement option, some people are better candidates than others. Factors such as overall health, jawbone density, and oral hygiene play a crucial role in determining suitability. During the initial consultation, your dental professionals will assess your case and recommend the most suitable treatment options.
Insurance coverage for dental implants can vary depending on your insurance provider and policy. Some dental insurance plans offer partial coverage, while others may not cover the procedure at all. It’s recommended to consult with your insurance provider and the financial team at your dentist’s office to understand your coverage and explore financing options if necessary.
Discover Dental Implants at Charm City Smiles
If you’re seeking a permanent solution for missing teeth and want to restore the beauty and functionality of your smile, dental implants at Charm City Smiles are the answer. With their expertise, cutting-edge technology, and personalized care, Dr. Kreisheh and his team at Charm City Smiles will guide you through the process, ensuring a comfortable and successful outcome.
Don’t let missing teeth hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Schedule a consultation with Charm City Smiles today by calling (410) 913-5700 or filling out our online contact form, and take the first step towards a radiant and confident smile.