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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are very affordable. Many dental insurance companies are now covering dental implants. We also offer convenient payment plans!

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For additional information and to schedule your dental implant appointment, please contact our Annapolis, MD office. Dr. Keith Polizois and his staff would be happy to answer any questions you may have about financing your dental implant.

Illustration of dental implantDental implants are a terrific way to replace teeth. It is a minimally invasive procedure. Implants replace the chewing forces lost by a missing tooth. They also hold the bone and prevent other teeth from shifting.

Important to Replace Missing Teeth 

It is important to replace missing teeth. As we lose teeth, the forces of our bite are shifted to the remaining teeth. It is important to replace our back teeth because that is where the majority of our chewing and force is applied.

Advantages of Dental Implants

Dental implants are stronger than your natural teeth because a dental implant fuses to the bone. They also do not decay. They do require regular maintenance, just like your other teeth.

Natural-Looking Dental Implants

Dental implants feel and function like a normal tooth. Cosmetics is very important and they should look just like your other teeth.

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If adequate bone is available, implants can help secure a loose denture so it doesn’t move. In addition to being terrific anchors for stabilizing the denture, they can increase chewing force for a denture. A denture that is held in by an implant can have up to 10 times the chewing force of a traditional denture. 

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Your Annapolis, MD dentist at Chesapeake Bay Dentistry would be happy to look at your dentures and help you decide the best course of action. Give our office a call to schedule your appointment today! 

Prior to placing the implant, we will take a 3-dimensional x-ray (CBCT) of the area to make sure there is sufficient bone for the implant. The exact size and shape of the implant is determined prior to placement.

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Give us a call today to schedule your dental implant appointment or to find out more about the procedure!

Dental bridge diagram | Dentist Annapolis mDIn the case of a bridge, both teeth on each side of the missing tooth trimmed down, an impression is made and sent to a lab. The lab fabricates a 3 unit structure that is sent back to the dentist. The bridge is then cemented onto those two neighboring teeth. An advantage to implants is that no other teeth need to be touched and they can be flossed individually. Also, when a dental bridge breaks or decays, the entire bridge may need to be removed. This is not the case with a dental implant, which functions just like an individual tooth.

Need more Information on whether or not a dental bridge or a dental implant are right for you?

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Give our Annapolis, MD office a call today at 410-266-8250! We'd be happy to help answer all your questions!

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