Dental ImplantsAn Overview
Dr. Vernon Sheen offers his patients the option of dental implants to restore missing teeth. Dental implants are often considered the best possible option for replacing missing or broken teeth. They are a permanent and natural looking solution that restores form and function to smiles, and have quickly become the treatment of choice for people who want to eat, laugh, and smile with confidence.
Although Dr. Sheen provides patients with alternative restoration options, no other treatment replicates the quality and durability of natural teeth like dental implants.
He will evaluate your overall dental health condition and discuss your concerns and goals to be sure that you are a good candidate for dental implants. Factors including bone structure and health, stability of your remaining teeth, and the gums health are taken into consideration. If you’re a candidate for dental implants, we’ll discuss the cost of your dental implant treatment plan as well as any additional information regarding dental insurance, financing options and payment schedules.
Annapolis dentist Dr. Vernon Sheen has extensive training and experience in both multiple dental implants to secure a dental bridge or denture for missing teeth and a single dental implant to secure a dental crown for one missing tooth. The benefits of implants include:
- No fear of slippage
- No additional daily maintenance
- Helps retain a stable bite
- Helps prevent bone recession
- Natural look and function
- 98% Success rate among current patients
Dental Implants are made up of 3 main parts:
Implant post: a bio-compatible titanium post that is surgically implanted and fuses to the jaw bone creating a permanent and secure bond
Abutment: connects to the implant after it has fully healed, at the gum line and secures the dental crown, dental bridge or denture
Prosthetic tooth: this can be a dental crown for a single missing tooth or a dental bridge or denture for multiple missing teeth that is attached to the abutment