Do you have a missing or extracted permanent tooth? Is your removable bridge or denture not working properly or fitting comfortably? Dr. Denise Halliburton provides the final restoration for dental implants in Ellicott City, MD. Dental implants are a restorative dentistry solution for patients that need to replace a single tooth or multiple teeth. They can be used alone or to secure dental bridges and dentures. Dental implants are a highly versatile and long-lasting solution for patients who require replacement teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
- Prevent further bone loss
- Help patients eat, drink, and speak
- Do not have dietary restrictions
- Look and feel like natural teeth
- Have a high success rate
- Support the health of other teeth
If you already have a removable dental bridge or denture, we can coordinate dental implant treatment for you. Dental implants ensure that bridges and dentures stay put and also help retain the bite.
Dental Implant Treatment
Dr. Halliburton works with a local oral surgeon to place dental implants. The oral surgeon will surgically insert your implant or implants into the jawbone. They may also provide you with a temporary restoration as the implants heal. During a three to six-month process called osseointegration, the dental implants fuse to the jawbone. This process ensures that the implants are stable just like natural teeth. You will return to our office once the implants are fully healed. We will add abutments and dental crowns to the implant posts. If you require a dental implant bridge or denture, we will attach those restorations.
Dental Implant FAQs
Read answers to common questions many patients have about dental implants below:
How do you care for dental implants?
Dental implants can be cared for just like natural teeth. Gently brush and floss twice a day and schedule regular appointments in our office. Our team can keep track of your implants and the health of your remaining teeth.
Am I a candidate for dental implant treatment?
Most patients are implant candidates. This is because we can provide gum disease treatment or recommend bone grafting services to our patients. Patients with infected gums or not enough bone to supports implants can receive these services to ensure their candidacy. If patients already have healthy teeth and gums with enough jawbone for implants, then they are ready for treatment.
How long do dental implants last?
Dental implants are permanent dental restorations. With the right care, implants and implant-secured restorations can last for many years to come. Implants can fail over time if the gums or surrounding teeth are infected. Scheduling routine dental care can prevent implants from failing and ensure that your restoration lasts.
Contact Our Dental Office
Do you want to restore your smile with dental implants or an implant-secured bridge or denture? Schedule a dental appointment with us on our website or call Halliburton Family Dentistry at 443.232.0656. Dr. Halliburton serves patients from Columbia, Ellicott City, Elkridge, and the surrounding areas of Howard County, Maryland.