There are several restorative options for patients who have lost a tooth, or teeth, but the dental implant has quickly become the “gold standard” for both dentists and patients seeking a natural looking and functioning replacement for a lost tooth. Dental implants offer several advantages over more traditional restorative procedures:
- Long lasting: implants when properly cared for can last 20 years.
- Permanent: implants become a permanent part of a person’s smile as the implanted post fuses to the natural bone. No more removing dentures to clean!
- Improved overall oral health: implants help to retain the natural structures of the mouth, functioning as a natural tooth would.
- Over 95% success rate has been reported among patients receiving an implant.
While dental implants can take several months to complete, allowing for healing time after surgical implantation of the post, mini dental implants can offer patients who are candidates a quick result- often in one day!
Dr. John Cutting of Edgewater Dental Arts is one a few Annapolis area dentists offering both full service dental implants- no need to be referred to an oral surgeon- and the mini implant procedure. Both options can replace one or several missing teeth.
Dr. Cutting has incorporated leading technology to offer his patients high quality, expedient restorations in a single visit. Dr. Cutting is trained and certified as a provider of mini implants using the Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. technique. This technology enables Dr. Cutting to place a mini implant without having to perform a surgical procedure. Benefits for the patient include fewer side effects and a faster recovery time! Patients who choose mini implants can enjoy the same benefits that traditional implants offer, including the ability to enjoy any foods without worrying about a restoration coming loose.
Contact Dr. Cutting at Edgewater Dental Arts to schedule an appointment and learn more about your options.