Dental ImplantsAn Overview
How quickly can I get a replacement tooth?
After a thorough dental exam, Dr. Ashley Izadi or Dr. Roham Rafat will help to determine what your best missing tooth treatment option will be. Dr. Rafat offers full service dental implants in his Hunt Valley, MD dentist office for one or several missing teeth. After surgery, the dental implant typically requires 3 to 6 months to fully integrate with the jaw bone before we can secure the permanent restoration. Dr. Rafat may be able to provide a temporary crown while the implant heals. The entire process can take 6 – 8 months.
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Most patients will qualify for dental implants. You should have healthy gums and have sufficient bone structure to anchor the implant. If you have suffered bone lost, we may recommend bone grafting to ensure the success of your dental implant. There are many situations where getting a dental implant would not be the best treatment for missing teeth such as taking certain medications or suffering from certain diseases. Please discuss these issues at your dental implant consultation.
How long does a dental implant last?
If cared for properly, a dental implant can last a lifetime. Daily care for your dental implants is very similar to the care required for your natural teeth. Brush twice a day and also floss at least once a day. It’s also important to visit Dr. Izadi or Dr. Rafat twice a year for a routine dental health exam at their Hunt Valley, MD dentist office.
Will I have to see a specialist?
No! Dr. Roham Rafat of Valley Dental Health is one of the most highly trained periodontists in the Baltimore, MD area. Dr. Rafat offers complete implant dentistry services in our office. While many dentists restore dental implants, Dr. Rafat offers complete treatment from the surgical placement of the implant through the cosmetic restoration. The Valley Dental Health team will handle your insurance, consultation, surgery, recovery, and the bonding of the final restoration.
Is it painful getting a dental implant?
The dental implant surgery is surprisingly a comfortable procedure. Valley Dental Health offers a full range of sedation dentistry options to make sure that you are as relaxed and comfortable as possible throughout your treatment.
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implants are a significant investment. To compare the cost of dental implants with alternative treatments, you must also weigh the long term benefits of dental implants. A dental implant is less likely to need repairs and maintenance. In addition, dental implants can provide amuch higher quality of life.
Your dental insurance may cover part of the cost for dental implants. We accept most dental insurance and will contact your provider to check your benefits. Valley Dental Health also offers affordable financing options through CareCredit.