Valley Dental Health offers Dental Implants
Prompt and effective tooth replacement is important for not only your dental health, but for a good overall quality of life. There are many options today for replacing one or more lost teeth. Dental implants provide the most natural looking and functioning results, with the highest rate of overall patient satisfaction. Other restorations may require costly touch-ups and replacement over the years. With proper dental care and good oral hygiene, a dental implant can last a lifetime.
Periodontist in Hunt Valley MD, Dr. Roham Rafat, can restore your teeth to a functional, stable, and lasting smile with dental implants. He is one of the most highly trained periodontists in the Hunt Valley area that offers complete implant dentistry services. While many dentists only restore dental implants, Dr. Rafat offers complete treatment from the surgical placement of the implant through to the cosmetic restoration process.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Rafat will first perform a comprehensive evaluation. This is the best opportunity for you to talk about your dental concerns directly with Dr. Rafat. After you have been cleared for the procedure, he will then create a personalized dental implant treatment plan. The entire implant process usually takes six to eight months, and most patients don’t experience a disruption in their daily lives. For most patients, the dental implant procedure involves two parts:
Placement of the implant – The first step is the surgical placement of the dental implant. Dr. Rafat will surgically place the tooth implant post into your jaw bone. It looks like a tiny titanium screw or post. A dental implant actually replaces the root of the missing tooth. Through the process of osseointegration, the dental implant fuses to the bone to form a stable bond. The healing process can take several months. Depending on your case and the position of the missing tooth or teeth, a temporary dental crown may be placed on the post while the dental implant heals.
Dental Implant Restoration – The second part of the dental implant procedure involves the implant restoration. Once the dental implant has healed and integrated with the surrounding bone, Dr. Rafat will uncover the dental implant and attach an abutment. The replacement tooth or teeth will be attached to the abutment to restore beauty and function. For a single missing tooth, Dr. Rafat will use a dental crown to cap the implant. For multiple missing teeth, he may recommend a dental bridge or implant-supported denture.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants Overview
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- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants FAQ
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
- Dental Implants for Multiple Teeth
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Rafat
If You believe that you can benefit from a dental implant to replace your missing tooth, give us a call today at (410) 803-5587. Dr. Roham Rafat is a trusted implantology expert in Baltimore MD. You can also request an appointment online. We serve patients in Cockeysville, Hunt Valley, Timonium, and surrounding neighborhoods.