Dr. Denise Halliburton works with local oral surgeons to provide dental implants to her patients in Ellicott City, MD. Dental implants are an effective dental restoration that replaces missing and lost teeth. Implants are a durable and long-lasting treatment that can last for many years to come with the right care. Many patients are curious about implant treatment and may have many questions about their benefits, maintenance, and personal restoration options.
Dental Implant FAQs
Want to know about dental implants? Read common questions patients have about implant treatment here:
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants have a high success rate of 95%. Prior to each treatment, our professional team thoroughly examines each patient to make sure that their teeth and gums are healthy. Gum disease, cavities, and infections cause implants to fail. Ensuring our patient’s health before treatment sets patients up for a lifetime of healthy smiles. In addition to this, implants also look and feel like natural teeth. This is because they are made of titanium posts surgically inserted into the jaw. These posts are topped by porcelain ceramic dental crowns that are crafted from dental impressions.
How are dental implants cleaned?
Dental implants can be cleaned and cared for just like natural teeth. Patients should use a soft-bristled toothbrush and toothpaste to brush under and around the implant crown. For harder-to-reach areas, patients can use an interdental brush. Interdental brushes are often more effective than traditional floss in cleaning away plaque.
Which are better: single dental implants or implant restorations?
Each patient is different. Some patients may only require one or two dental implants for missing teeth. Alternatively, other patients may require implant-secured dental bridges or dentures. Our team will evaluate your smile and determine if you require implants, bridges, or dentures. Single dental implants and implant-supported dental restorations both come with the same benefits. The only difference between the two is the form and appearance of the restoration.
Schedule a Dental Consultation
Are you interested in dental implant treatment? Call Halliburton Family Dentistry today at 443.232.0656 or request a dental appointment with Dr. Halliburton and her team online. We look forward to meeting you at your next appointment.