Are you missing one or more teeth? Do you want a stable dental restoration that enhances your smile?
Dr. Sulekha Agrawal offers treatment with dental implants in Columbia, MD. She works one-on-one with her patients to help restore missing teeth comfortably at Columbia Family Dental Care. Dental implants are one of the most versatile and effective treatments for patients with missing or lost teeth. They are able to replace single lost teeth or secure prosthetics to restore whole arches of missing teeth.
What are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer multiple benefits to patients:
- Long-lasting results
- Decreased oral health problems
- The look and feel of natural teeth
- Bone loss prevention
Implants can also be used to secure restorations for multiple missing teeth including dental bridges and dentures. If you have rows of teeth missing and want to restore your smile, request a consultation with Dr. Agrawal. She will help find the best solution for you.
Dental Implant Treatment in Columbia, MD
Before treatment, Dr. Agrawal will assess the health of your teeth and determine if a tooth or multiple teeth need to be removed due to decay or gum disease. You can also discuss your goals, dental history, and budget with her so she can determine if dental implants are the right option for you.
During dental implant treatment, Dr. Agrawal surgically places the titanium implant post into the jawbone. The implant mimics the tooth root and supports a dental crown that is color-matched to natural teeth. Implants require 3-6 months to integrate with the jaw bone. Once healed, Dr. Agrawal places the dental crown on the abutment connecting it to the implant post.
Dental Implants FAQs
Learn more about the answers to commonly asked questions that many patients may have about dental implants:
How long is the dental implant process?
After the initial surgery, the dental implant requires time to undergo a process called osseointegration. In total, the entire dental implant process can take anywhere from four to nine months. However, if you need a bone graft or gum disease treatment before receiving your implants, the process will be longer.
Do dental implants need special care?
To take care of your implants, brush, and floss regularly and visit our office for routine dental care. Diligent oral hygiene is needed to keep your dental implants healthy and free from infection.
When you take care of your implant or implants properly, they can last for years to come. If you ever have any problems with your dental implant or implant restoration, please call us for an examination. We will help get to the bottom of the problem as soon as possible and recommend the best method of treatment.
What is the success rate for dental implants?
The success rate for implants is over 95%. However, factors like smoking and using tobacco can increase your chance of implant failure. Patients who choose dental implant treatment must be committed to good oral hygiene habits. Dental infections or gum disease cause dental implants to fail.