Dental Implants

Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Germantown, MD

Dental implants give you brand-new tooth roots, the ideal long-term support system for a custom crown that replaces your missing tooth. The skilled dental team at Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center in Germantown, Maryland, is experienced in all aspects of dental implants, whether you need a single tooth or every tooth in the mouth replaced. Schedule your appointment through the online scheduler or by phone today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a titanium post that goes into your jaw. It’s covered by an abutment, which is the base of your replacement tooth, and a custom porcelain crown that looks and works just like a normal tooth. 

Dental implants are the strongest and most reliable tooth replacement option available in the world of dentistry today. They also offer the best longevity, since implants can last your whole life.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Dental implants offer many benefits, including: 

  • Preventing natural teeth from moving
  • Preventing bacteria buildup in tooth sockets
  • Preserving healthy bone in your bone
  • Restoring appearance
  • Improving chewing ability
  • Enhancing speaking ability

Dental implants are an incredibly effective way to get excellent form and function, all at once. 

Should I get dental implants or removable dentures?

Because dentures are less expensive than dental implants, many patients wonder whether they’re a better choice. There’s no doubt, however, that dental implants have better stability and far more longevity than dentures. 

There’s an excellent answer to the implants-vs.-dentures debate, and it takes cost into account. Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center offers All-on-4® and All-on-6®. Both systems combine dentures and dental implants for permanent tooth replacement. In All-on-4, you get a full tooth arch with only four dental implants, and with All-on-6, you have just six implants in each arch. 

Because you only need 8-12 dental implants for full mouth teeth restoration, the cost of All-on-4 or All-on-6 is much less than that of implants for all teeth. Although it costs more than dentures, remember that the dentures have considerably less longevity and that you have to remove them every day. All-on-4 or All-on-6 are permanent.

How long does it take to get dental implants?

If you don’t need any extractions or special preparation, you could get All-on-4 in as little as a day. If you need multiple extractions and you’re getting individual dental implants for every tooth, it could take a few months or longer. Single tooth implant time can vary considerably, too. 

Every patient’s situation is unique, so your Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center care providers are ready to personalize a dental implant plan for you. 

The Implants and Cosmetic Dental Center experts are ready to give you the very best in dental implant care. Book an appointment online anytime, or call the office to schedule now.