Dental Implants An Overview
An experienced restorative dentist in Towson, Dr. Welinsky offers advanced treatment options for replacing missing teeth including dental implants for a permanent, secure, and natural-looking smile. Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, a dental bridge or to secure a denture for the upper or lower arch of teeth.
Dental implants can offer patients the most natural and functional result after tooth loss, giving stability and strength to your smile and bite. Patients with dental implants enjoy normal chewing function and feel more confident when speaking without the fear of a slipping appliance or garbled speech. Dr. Welinsky recommends the placement of dental implants whenever possible for these and other key benefits that can provide the best possible quality of life.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium post designed to fuse to the jaw bone – acting as the root of a missing tooth. This unique factor provides key benefits for your long-term oral health and the appearance of your lower face, preventing dramatic jaw bone recession which can occur after tooth loss.
The implant is used to support a dental crown (single missing tooth), bridge (several missing teeth) or a denture (replace all missing teeth).
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Almost a 100% success rate
- Prevents bone loss and gum recession as it will fuse to your jaw bone
- Promotes a healthier diet with fresh foods
- Unlike bridgework requires no preparation to neighboring teeth
- Improves speech
- Improves comfort in denture wearing patients
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Dr. Welinsky will offer a thorough evaluation of your overall oral health and cosmetic goals before recommending treatment options for replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Today’s patients enjoy the benefit of many recent advances in the techniques for placing implants that enable most to be qualified candidates.
If you need to have soft tissue or bone stabilized before placing an implant, Dr. Welinsky can work with you to coordinate pre-treatment procedures with a local specialist. This is important for the stability of the end result.
Schedule A Consultation & Dental Exam
Are you missing a tooth or several teeth? If so, and you would like to learn more about restoring your smile, schedule a consultation with Dr. Welinsky. We welcome new patients to join our family dental practice. Contact us at (410) 692-8453 or use our online appointment request form and we will contact you shortly. Dr. Welinsky’s Baltimore, MD area dentist office is convenient for patients in Towson, West Towson, Parkville and many suburbs in Baltimore, MD.