Dental Implants in Brentwood, MD


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About Dental Implants in Brentwood, MD

If you have missing or severely damaged teeth, a dental implant may be an ideal way to improve your oral health and restore your sexy smile. MINT dentistry is pleased to offer dental implant solutions to help patients find a long-term tooth replacement solution that functions and feels like their own teeth. A dental implant is a metal post that is surgically placed in the jaw (performed by a board-certified oral surgeon) to mimic the natural tooth root. A custom dental restoration (such as a crown, bridge, or denture) can then be created and attached to the implant for a natural-looking result. If you have lost a tooth or need to have a tooth removed, schedule a consultation at MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD to explore your treatment options. During this visit, you will learn about our commitment to helping you reach your goals while achieving optimal oral function, health, and appearance.

All-on-4® Dental Implants

MINT dentistry is proud to offer All-on-4® dental implants from Nobel Biocare™, a leader in dental implant solutions. The All-on-4 treatment concept offers a way to support a full-arch restoration (or set of replacement teeth) with four specially designed dental implants. This process works by strategically positioning the dental implants into select areas of the upper or lower arch. Compared to other full-arch implant options, All-on-4 incorporates fewer posts but is still able to establish a secure fit. All-on-4 implants can help you gain a beautifully restored smile without the hassle or the dietary restrictions that often accompany traditional dentures. Many MINT patients appreciate the benefits of the advanced All-on-4 process and enjoy amazing results that can last for years. For more information on All-on-4 implants, please schedule an implant consultation at MINT dentistry in Brentwood, MD.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

You may be a good candidate for a dental implant if you have lost one or more teeth or need to replace a damaged tooth that cannot be saved. All-on-4 or other implant options may also be ideal if you currently have a traditional dental restoration but do not care for its dietary restrictions, maintenance, or general appearance. During your implant consultation, we will assess your gums and jawbone health to determine if a dental implant can help you achieve your oral health and smile goals. Implants may not be recommended if you suffer from gum disease, use tobacco, are currently pregnant, or have certain other health concerns.

How Are Dental Implants Placed?

In some cases, a bone graft may be needed to prepare your mouth for dental implants. Such procedures will be performed before the implant surgery is scheduled. Once your mouth is ready for implants, we will schedule your oral surgery to place the implant post(s). When you arrive for your appointment, a member of our team will show you to the procedure room so you can begin to relax in the massaging treatment chair, where we will give you a pair of MINT sunglasses and Beats headphones. Once you are settled in, our team will administer dental anesthesia and, if needed or requested, sedation. One of our board-certified oral surgeons will then make an incision(s) in your gum and position the metal post(s) in the bone. We will repeat this process if more than one implant is needed. The gums will then be sutured, either covering the implant fully or leaving the top of the implant visible through your gumline. During the next few months, your implant(s) will integrate with your bone and gum tissue. While this occurs, a temporary restoration may be used to cover the implant(s). When your implant site(s) is fully healed, our Brentwood, MD dental professionals will attach your custom crown, bridge, or denture to the post(s), revealing a gorgeous new smile.

Dental Implant Surgery Aftercare

It is common to experience some inflammation in your gums and lower face along with some bleeding, bruising, and tenderness. These symptoms are normally mild to moderate and temporary, but severe or prolonged symptoms should be reported to our office. Our dentists may prescribe pain medications and antibiotics, if needed, and will provide plus detailed instructions to follow as you recover, such as what activities to avoid to speed your recovery. As soon as your implant(s) has healed and your custom restoration has been attached, you should follow a good dental care routine at home, which includes daily brushing and flossing. Follow-up appointments to monitor your progress may be scheduled. At MINT dentistry, we encourage you to attend routine dental cleanings visits to maintain the health and appearance of your dental implants and your natural teeth.

The MINT Commitment

A portion of the implant surgery procedure and custom restoration may be covered under certain dental insurance plans. We can contact your insurance provider to review your specific policy and calculate your out-of-pocket expenses. During your initial consultation with our MINT dentistry team, we'll discuss the convenient payment methods our office accepts, including low-interest medical financing. MINT dentistry is committed to helping Brentwood, MD patients enjoy optimal oral health. If you do not have insurance, ask a team member if you are eligible for the MINT Discount Plan, which was created to help make it easier for patients to afford the care they need.

Lasting Appeal

Dental implants can be a lasting option for replacing anywhere from one missing tooth to an entire arch of teeth. Easy to maintain, implants are designed to support a crown, bridge, or denture for tooth replacement and can restore the health and appearance of your smile. With advanced equipment and cutting-edge techniques, MINT dentistry can help you get the smile of your dreams with dental implants. For more information on implant-supported restorations, contact our dental practice in Brentwood, MD to reserve a consultation with a board-certified dentist.

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