It’s Dental Implant Month!

Missing teeth can affect your confidence and your ability to interact with people on a day to day basis. It is important to find a tooth replacement option that works for you and restores your ability to speak, eat and drink properly.

Dr. Emily Lin leads a team of experienced dentists at Canton Dental Associates, who offer a wide range of tooth replacement options in office, including dental implants. Dr. Lin may recommend the use of dental implants over other replacement methods because of their high success rates and patient satisfaction. Dental implants can look and function like your natural teeth while providing you with a convenient and durable solution for your missing teeth. Dr. Lin or one of experienced dentist will work with you to determine which kind of dental implant and restoration option is right for you.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are a small post that is made of titanium. Dental implants are surgically attached to the jawbone, and over the course of a few months, the dental implants will fuse with the jawbone, creating a stable foundation for your new restoration. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth. Depending on a number of missing teeth and their location, Dr. Lin may offer a dental bridge, dentures, or dental crown as your final restoration.

Dental implants offer a wide range of benefits:

  • Prevents further bone loss in the jaw
  • Does not require daily maintenance
  • Cost effective
  • Durable and long lasting solution
  • Don’t need to worry about slippage
  • Improved speech
  • Can help prevent premature sagging in face

Canton Dental Associates also offers All-on-Four as a valuable option for patients who may not have been the ideal candidate for traditional dental implants. With the use of as few as four strategically place dental implants, patients will be able to have a full bottom or top arch of teeth replaced. Dr. Lin will examine your teeth, gums, and jaw to determine if All-on-Four is right for you.

The Process: Dental Implants

During your first appointment, Dr. Lin will perform a comprehensive exam to determine if dental implants are right for you. For traditional dental implants, it is necessary that the patient has an adequate amount healthy jawbone to be an ideal candidate for dental implants. If dental implants are right for you, we will begin by surgically attaching the dental implants to the jawbone. It will take 3-6 months for the dental implants to fuse with the jawbone. Once healed, Dr. Lin will attach either a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture as your final restoration. In the end, patients will have a durable, natural looking solution to their missing teeth. It is important to practice excellent oral hygiene to maintain your new dental implants.

Schedule A Visit our Baltimore, MD Dental Office

If you want to explore your tooth replacement options, visit Canton Dental Associates in Baltimore, MD. We offer a wide range of cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry service for your convenience. Dr. Lin will work with you to find a replacement option that best suits your dental needs. You can schedule an appointment online or call (410) 675-3300