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 a dental restoration used to replace teeth at their socket. They are titanium posts surgically implanted into the mouth and capped off with dental crowns. Dr. E. Taylor Meiser and his dental team ensure that patients receive comfortable dental implant treatment. They collaborate with patients in order to understand their health history and current oral health needs. Then, they can create a custom treatment depending on their needs.

Dental Implant in Annapolis, Maryland

Treatment with Dental Implants at Lighthouse Family Dentistry

Before treatment, Dr. Meiser will need to examine the teeth, gums, and jawbone to 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.

The dental implant posts are inserted in key areas of the mouth. They can replace a single tooth at the socket or secure a bridge or denture. During a process called osseointegration, the implant post fuses with the jawbone. This ensures that the dental crown, dental bridge, or denture has a stable foundation. Once the implants are healed, typically after 3 to 6 months, Dr. Meiser places the permanent restoration.

Dental Implant FAQs

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

What are the benefits of dental implants?

Dental implants:

  • Are capped off with color-matched crowns
  • 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 and 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 jaw bone, it is permanently held in place. For the best results possible, continue to brush and floss as well as visit our office for routine dental appointments. Routine 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 the implant treatment process. This is because nicotine restricts blood flow, meaning the implant cannot heal properly. Additionally, even if patients already have dental implants, their restorations can fail. Tooth decay and gum disease impact the fit and health of implants.

Schedule a Dental Appointment

Do you want your natural smile back? 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.