Are your lost teeth causing you issues while eating? Are missing teeth causing speech problems?
Dental implants are the most natural looking way to replace missing teeth. Dr. Byron Desbordes, your cosmetic dentist in Baltimore MD, provides affordable dental implants for those who are missing teeth. For patients who are missing one tooth or a whole arch of teeth, dental implants can be used as a secure and long-term treatment option. They have many benefits that make them the preferred method for a permanent dental restoration.
Dr. Byron Desbordes uses dental implants to help patients restore the health, aesthetics, and function to their smile. Patients with missing teeth are at a higher risk of developing a full range of oral and systemic health concerns such as gum disease, additional tooth loss, and recession of the jaw bone. Replacing missing teeth helps to secure the oral foundation for a functional and stable bite.
Benefits of Dental Implants:
- Permanent dental restoration
- Natural looking and comfortable
- Helps prevent bone loss and jaw recession
- Helps reduce risk of further oral health problems
- Allows for healthy diet
Dental Implants in Woodlawn, MD
Dr. Desbordes will begin with a comprehensive oral health exam. Together, you and Dr. Desbordes will build a personalized treatment plan to restore your smile. Your implant procedure will depend on the health of your teeth and gums as well as the number and location of your missing teeth. In many cases, Dr. Desbordes can treat patients from his Baltimore, MD dentist office. When necessary, we may coordinator with a local oral surgeon for optimal results.
Types of Dental Implants
- Single implant
- Multiple dental implants
- Implant-secured dentures
The dental implant(s) are surgically placed into the jaw bone. The small titanium screws act as a prosthetic root structure and will naturally fuse with the jaw bone. The implants will take 2-4 months to fully heal and integrate with your jaw.
Once healed, Dr. Desbordes works with a local dental lab to custom design and fabricate your dental restoration. The dental crown, bridge or denture will be permanently secured to your implants for a natural and beautiful smile. Your new tooth or teeth can be color matched to seamlessly blend in with your natural teeth.
If you currently have a denture that is ill-fitted, or you often experience difficulty eating or slippage, Dr. Desbordes can help you secure your denture. Using carefully placed dental implants the denture can be permanently secured for better function. Implant-secured dentures can help patients improve their self-confidence, bite functionality, and oral health.
Dr. Desbordes is a highly trained and experienced restorative dentist in Baltimore MD. He has advanced dental training with both the Spear Academy and the prestigious Dawson Academy. If you have missing teeth contact our Windsor Mill, MD dentist office. Dr. Desbordes welcomes new patients of all ages and can help you to restore, enhance or maintain a healthy smile. We proudly serve the Baltimore, Maryland area including Woodlawn and Owning Mills. Contact us at (410) 216-4023 or request an appointment online.
Dental Implant FAQs
When should I see a dentist about a missing tooth?
As soon as possible! The longer you wait, the more time the body has to direct minerals away from the area around the lost tooth. Soon, the jawbone tissue can break down, leading to a risk of further tooth loss. In addition, surrounding teeth may actually drift from their positions and cause misalignment to develop.
Do dental implants require special care?
Implants can be maintained just like your natural teeth. To keep your dental implant secure and healthy, patients are required to visit the dentist twice a year and brush and floss at least twice a day. Just like natural teeth, dental implants require healthy bone and gum tissue for long-term results.
How quickly can I get a dental implant?
After a thorough dental exam, Dr. Desbordes will help you determine the best missing tooth treatment option for your specific needs. We offer dental implants for one or several missing teeth. After surgery, the dental implant post typically requires 3 to 6 months to fully integrate with your jaw bone. After it’s fully integrated, we will secure the ceramic crown. The whole process can take up to 8 months.