Dental Implants Annapolis, MD

Do you have one or multiple missing teeth? Receive dental implants at Lighthouse Family Dentistry in Annapolis, MD. Dental implants are dental restorations we use to replace teeth at their socket.

A dentist or oral surgeon uses titanium posts and surgically implants them into the mouth. They then cap them off with dental crowns. We ensure every artificial tooth looks natural and feels comfortable in your mouth.

Dr. E. Taylor Meiser and his dental team ensure patients receive comfortable, pain-free dental implant treatment. We collaborate with patients to understand their health history and current oral health needs. Then, we can create a custom treatment plan catering to each patient’s needs.

Dental Implant in Annapolis, Maryland

Dr. Meiser’s Dental Implant Process in Annapolis, MD

Before treatment, Dr. Meiser will need to examine the teeth, gums, and jawbone. Next, he will determine if patients are good candidates for implant treatment. He may recommend tooth extraction or periodontal therapy if needed.

Patients who do not have enough bone tissue in the jawbone may require bone grafting treatment. Once Dr. Meiser ensures that the soft tissues and bones are healthy, he takes digital impressions of the teeth and gums. Then, he begins the surgical implantation.

He inserts the dental implant posts in key areas of the mouth that attach to the jawbone. Implants can replace a single tooth at the socket or secure a bridge or denture. Then, during a process called osseointegration, the implant post-fuses with the jawbone.

This process ensures that the restoration Dr. Meiser will place has a stable foundation. It also reduces the risk of jaw bone damage.

Dr. Meiser takes an impression of your teeth and then sends it to a dental lab for the creation of your restoration. Next, he will provide you with a dental crown, bridge, or dentures that secure the implants. Once the implants heal, typically after 3 to 6 months, Dr. Meiser attaches the permanent restoration.

After we attach the restorations to your implants, patients leave our office with a new aesthetically pleasing smile. After Dr. Meiser attaches the restorations to implants, patients leave our office with a new functioning and aesthetically pleasing smile. Many of our patients report a feeling of increased self-confidence after getting implants. After the implant placement, they are able to smile and speak comfortably.

With dental implants, there are no dietary restrictions or special maintenance required. Patients can continue their regular oral care routine, brushing and flossing twice daily.

Dental Implant FAQs

Do you want to know more about dental implants? Continue reading to find answers to commonly asked questions about implants here:

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Continue reading to learn out how dental implants may benefit you:

  • They cap them off with crowns that match the color
  • Allow patients to eat without restrictions
  • Create a uniform bite
  • Function just like natural teeth
  • Improve speech
  • Offer a permanent restoration

Whether you have a single missing tooth or full arches of lost teeth, implants can help. Let our office know if you require an implant restoration. We will be happy to help.

How long do dental implants last?

Dental implants are a permanent dental restoration. This means that they will last patients for many years to come. Once the implant post-fuses with the jawbone, it remains securely in place.

For the best results possible, continue to brush and floss and visit our office for routine dental appointments. Regular dental care keeps infection away from the remaining teeth and gums.

Can dental implants fail?

Yes, if a patient uses tobacco during their implant treatment or develops an infection, their implants can fail. We do not recommend smoking or using tobacco products during implant treatment.

Nicotine restricts blood flow, meaning the implant cannot heal properly. Additionally, even if patients already have tooth implants, their restorations can fail. Tooth decay and gum disease impact the fit and health of implants.

Who is a good candidate for dental implant surgery?

Ideal candidates for tooth implant surgery are generally in good overall health. They should have enough jawbone to anchor the implants securely and healthy gums. Chronic smokers or individuals with conditions like diabetes may require further assessment to ensure the procedure’s success. Implants might be right for you if you’re missing teeth and looking for a lasting solution for tooth replacement.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Do you want your natural smile back? Well, tooth implants are the gold standard for replacing missing teeth with artificial teeth that look and function like real ones. Call Lighthouse Family Dentistry for safe and comfortable dental implant treatment today at 410-324-7287. You can also request a dental consultation with Dr. Meiser on our website.