Dental implants have become the “gold standard” for replacing missing teeth. Implants can offer patients a long lasting, natural looking replacement for their lost or missing teeth, helping to ensure optimal dental health for the long run!
Dental implants offer patients many benefits and can support overall dental health more successfully than traditional dentures and bridges because they do not require adjacent teeth to be degraded for placement and the implanted post allows bone to continue to grow around it, reducing the chances of jaw shrinkage from a lost or missing tooth. Implants have been proven to be more effective and long lasting- an important consideration for patients due to the higher cost of implants when compared to more traditional restorations. They may be more costly up front, but will generally be less costly in the long run for most patients.
One of the many benefits that Dr. Cutting offers the patients of Edgewater Dental Arts is the ability to have all phases of the implant process performed in his Edgewater dental practice. Dr. Cutting has the experience and education to both place the implant and the final restoration- there is no need to be referred to an oral surgeon for the placement of the implant in the jaw. Dr. Cutting is one of few Annapolis area implant dentists that can also offer immediate restorations with the use of technology.
Typically, the implant process involves two steps and takes 3-6 months to complete. It is important for the jaw and bone surrounding the implant post to heal completely before the final crown restoration is attached. Each patient’s experience is individual, depending on their oral health. Dr. Cutting will take the time to evaluate each case and ensure that each patient’s personal health and cosmetic goals are addressed. In some cases, Dr. Cutting may suggest the use of the mini implant which requires no surgery.
If you have been considering a dental implant and would like to explore your options, contact Dr. Cutting at Edgewater Dental Arts and schedule a consultation. Dr. Cutting will take the time to evaluate your personal situation and create a treatment plan that will suit your needs and goals.