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Dental ImplantsAnnapolis, MD

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.

Dental Implant for Missing TeethHe 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

Dental Implants What to Expect

Dental Implant FAQThe most important part in your dental implant process is proper planning. No two patients are alike and a treatment plan must be customized for the patient and their unique set of circumstances. Some patients may require additional procedures before the first step. You may need teeth pulled, gum disease treatment, or bone grafting. These treatments are important to creating a stable foundation for the implants to heal properly and be successful. The implant process involves several steps and requires healing time in between the surgical placement of the titanium post and the attachment of the final restoration.

The first step in this process is the surgical placement of the dental implant. Dr. Sheen will coordinate this surgical phase with a local oral surgeon and follow up with you to ensure optimal healing. There is typically a three to six month period of time required for the newly implanted post to integrate with the bone tissue.

Once healing is complete, an abutment will be placed which will serve as a foundation for the placement of the prosthetic tooth, a dental crown. We will take impressions of your mouth so that the customized prosthesis can be made. Once the tissue around the abutment is healed and your dental restoration is completed, you will return to our dentist office where the permanent restoration will be placed and your new smile will be complete.

Patients can maintain their new dental implant with good daily oral hygiene and routine dental care.

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Dr. Vernon Sheen, DMD

Why choose Annapolis Center For Dental Health & Wellness?

Vernon Sheen, DMD has been serving patients in the Annapolis area for over 20 years. Dr. Sheen is dedicated to providing the highest standard of dental care, using advanced technology, quality materials and staying up to date on the latest techniques. Our team strives to ensure that each patient receives personalized care that focuses on their oral health needs while helping them achieve cosmetic goals for their smile.

From comprehensive preventive care to advanced restorative treatments that address tooth damage or loss, our Annapolis dentist office is your dental home for the long term maintenance of a healthy, comfortable smile. We want you to enjoy your best quality of life with optimal oral health.