Dental Implants - Hagerstown, MD
Improve Your Smile
and Life with Dental Implants
Unrivaled Smile Function and Aesthetics
If you’ve lost one or more teeth to injury, decay, or gum disease, you’ve likely experienced physical and emotional consequences. Chewing food may be difficult and limit your ability to fuel your body with proper nutrition. Other teeth may start to shift, which can lead to jaw pain and a misaligned bite. Without natural tooth roots to stimulate the underlying bone, it gets resorbed and can eventually lead to undesirable facial changes. Unlike other tooth replacement solutions, dental implants replace the entire tooth structure, including the roots, so they function almost identically to natural teeth.
Our skilled dentist Dr. Taimour Raja has helped countless patients achieve a new smile and quality of life with dental implants. At Smile Design Centre, we offer complimentary implant consultations and an amazingly affordable dental implant cost. If you have one or more missing teeth or have broken or decayed teeth beyond repair, implants are an ideal choice. Simply stated, dental implants in Hagerstown, MD will positively change your smile beauty, function, and outlook on life!
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants consist of a titanium implant post or screw, an abutment that attaches to the implant post, and a tooth restoration. The latter can be a single crown, bridge, or full arch denture. The implant post is inserted into the jawbone using advanced computer-guided surgery, where it assumes the role of the natural tooth root. Implant abutments connect the post to the restoration and resemble a tiny projection visible just above your gum line. In some cases, dental implants are fabricated with the implant post and abutment as a single unit, with the prosthesis attached directly to the implant.
Customized Dental Implant Options
Dental implants in Hagerstown, MD offer unsurpassed durability, longevity, natural-looking aesthetics, and versatility. Dental implants can replace a single missing tooth, stabilize bridges, or be used to secure complete dentures. If you’re missing most of all of your teeth, permanently fixed full-mouth dental implants are a life-changing solution. They stimulate jawbone regeneration, ensuring a proper foundation and retention for an entire arch of false teeth. Patients who receive full-mouth dental implants are amazed by their benefits, from the ability to eat all the foods they love to fully restore smile beauty and confidence!
Implant Supported Bridge
Implant Supported Dentures
Full Mouth Dental Implants
Our Dental Implant Treatment Process
At Smile Design Centre, your journey to a renewed smile begins with a complimentary, personalized dental implant consultation. During this visit, Dr. Raja will discuss your dental and medical history, ask about your smile goals and take a panoramic X-ray. We want to ensure that we meet you where you are and tailor a treatment plan that creates the outcome our patients are looking for. If you’re getting full-mouth dental implants in Hagerstown, MD, cone-beam computed tomography is used to analyze your underlying bone structure, nerve tissue, and sinuses. In addition to numbing your implant sites with a local anesthetic, you can choose nitrous oxide or anxiolysis to ensure your comfort during surgery.
After sedation has taken effect, Dr. Raja makes small incisions in the gum tissue, then surgically places the implants in predetermined areas in your jawbone. With full-mouth dental implants, anterior (back) implants are placed at a 45-degree angle, which often bypasses the need for bone grafting. It takes dental implants three to six months to fuse with new bone growth in your jaw in a process called osseointegration. The final step is fitting you with a beautiful new implant-supported crown, bridge, or full mouth prosthesis.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants in Hagerstown, MD are the next best thing to natural teeth. Dentures don’t prevent bone loss, can slip, or fall out, require nightly removal for cleaning, and food limitations and messy adhesives. Crowns and bridges require modification of healthy tooth structure and bone loss still occurs in the empty tooth socket under the bridge. Dental implants don’t depend on the health of surrounding teeth to succeed and are the only tooth replacement option that maintains the jawbone and natural facial structure. Because dental implants are surgically placed in the jawbone, they provide permanent support and can be adapted to accommodate new restorations, should the need arise. They restore 99% of chewing function, have a success rate of 95–99%, and can last a lifetime with proper care!
The Many Benefits of Dental Implants
- Increases denture support and stability
- Restores natural function and aesthetics
- Improves oral, general and emotional health
- Prevents decay to adjacent teeth
- Provides natural-looking smile beauty
- Prevents changes to facial structure
- Enables brushing and flossing like natural teeth
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Dedicated to Delivering Affordable Dental Implants
Along with lasting, life-changing advantages, dental implants cost more initially than other tooth replacement options. But the higher cost is worth the initial investment because you’ll experience dramatic improvements to your self-esteem, oral health, and systemic health that can’t be overstated. We don’t think worrying about how to afford dental implants should be an obstacle to getting the smile you deserve. At Smile Design Centre, we go above and beyond to help you select the best possible solution to fit your smile needs and budget. From highly competitive and transparent pricing and filing insurance claims on your behalf to offering third-party financing, we’re dedicated to delivering affordable dental implants that stand the test of time!
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