Even one missing tooth can compromise your smile and make you self-conscious. Replacing a missing tooth is important for many reasons, including maintaining a functional smile for the long run. A missing tooth can cause complex oral health concerns as well as other health concerns. Even just one missing tooth can cause your teeth to shift, bone loss in the jaw and can affect your bite. It can also cause chronic halitosis and increases the risk of gum disease. The sooner you seek treatment for your missing tooth, the more effective and conservative the treatment will be. A dental implant is an investment in your oral health, confidence, and overall well-being.
Dr. Vernon Sheen offers a single dental implant in Annapolis, MD for patients who are only missing one tooth. He will handle the pre-treatment planning and implant restoration part of the dental implant procedure. Dr. Sheen will coordinate the surgical phase with a local Annapolis area oral surgeon and follow up with you to ensure optimal healing. If you are missing more than one tooth, he also offers multiple dental implants options.
Single Dental Implant Process
A dental implant is the most natural looking and sustainable option for replacing a single tooth. A dental implant is a surgically implanted titanium post that replaces the missing root structure. Over a 3-6 month period, the titanium post will fuse with the natural bone helping it to support the structure of the jaw and to provide a secure base for the attachment of a dental restoration.
Dr. Sheen will then secure a dental crown to the implant once it’s fully healed in his Annapolis, MD dentist office. The crown will be custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile. Dental implants provide natural, tooth-like replacement options for a missing tooth. Dental implants allow patients to maintain a normal oral hygiene routine and eat and speak with confidence. Implants also provide long-term support of the jaw bone and deter deterioration or recession of the facial structure.
Schedule a Consultation for a Dental Implant
Find out why a single dental implant is the preferred solution for a missing tooth by both dentists and patients. Contact the dentist office of Dr. Vernon Sheen in Annapolis, MD to schedule an appointment.