Edgewater Dental Arts is one of the few dentist offices in the Annapolis area to offer complete service for dental implants. John Cutting, DMD can place and restore your missing teeth with dental implants in his Edgewater dental office, often times in a single visit. As a dental implants dentist, he specializes in helping patients reclaim their smile through the use of this permanent tooth replacement method. Dentists and patients alike prefer using dental implants to replace teeth – from one to many – because they feel and function like natural teeth, and they’re strong and more secure than dentures.
To schedule your dental implants consultation with Dr. Cutting, call Edgewater Dental Arts at (410)956-3525. Your consultation is free, and we offer a first implant special to our dental implant patients! Learn More!
Are Dental Implants Right For You?
If you’re considering getting dental implants, Edgewater dentist Dr. Cutting will need to complete a thorough examination first. Several factors go into determining whether or not a patient is qualified for dental implants. We need to consider the amount of bone in the jaw, location of the missing tooth and your overall health to determine if dental implants are right for you.
For patients considering dental implants, Edgewater Dental Arts is currently offering a free consultation and a first implant special. Learn more here or call our office to speak with a team member.
Alternatives to dental implants may include a dental bridge or denture.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- 95% or higher success rate
- Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
- Avoids degradation of healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
- Improves appearance of the smile and lower face
What Are Mini Dental Implants?
Dr. Cutting offers patients in the Annapolis area the option of mini dental implants. Because he is a dental implants dentist who is trained and certified in the Shatkin F.I.R.S.T.® mini dental implant technique, Dr. Cutting can replace one or multiple missing teeth in about an hour. The mini dental implants can be used to secure a loose or ill-fitting denture, giving patients back the confidence to smile and ability to eat all the foods they love.
Meet with our dental implant dentist, Dr. Cutting, and the rest of our team to learn more and determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants. Don’t forget to take advantage of our first implant special if we decide that implants are right for you!
Benefits of Mini Dental Implants
- Less invasive
- No cutting or sutures necessary
- Faster healing times
- Immediate restoration of teeth
- Improved retention for dentures and bridges
- More affordable and cost effective
About the Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Cutting offers complete treatment for dental implants at Edgewater Dental Arts. He will personally perform the placement of the dental implant as well as the restoration with either a dental crown, hybrid-bridge or denture.
Dr. Cutting is one of the few dental implant dentists in Annapolis to offer the immediate restoration of teeth using dental implants. This is possible with advanced technology that precisely plans the placement of the implant in the jaw. Some patients may be candidates for mini dental implants which require no surgery and minimal recovery time.
Dental implants and mini dental implants will look and function the same as natural teeth. You will be able to brush and floss teeth normally. Routine visits to the dentist will ensure long term health and function of the dental implant.
Patients who are good candidates for dental implants in Edgewater, MD are invited to take advantage of our first dental implant special. Please click to learn more!
Dental Implant FAQs
What are dental implants?
Simply put, dental implants are a replacement for missing teeth. Whether you’re missing one tooth or many, we can use implants to give you back a complete and fully functioning smile.
An implant consists of three parts: the implant itself, which is a small titanium post that we surgically place into your jawbone; the abutment, which serves as a connector between the implant and the restoration; and the restoration, which is the part of the implant that looks and functions like the visible part of a tooth. We provide single-tooth and multi-tooth replacements using dental implants. The number of teeth you need to replace will determine the type of restoration we recommend. Dr. Cutting will go over all your options at your one-on-one dental implants consultation.
What is a mini dental implant?
Mini dental implants are the same as traditional dental implants except they are smaller in diameter and therefore require little or no surgery to place. This means faster and more comfortable treatment with accelerated healing times.
Mini dental implants are also called “teeth in an hour” or “teeth in a day” because dental implant dentist Dr. Cutting can place the implant and immediately restore aesthetics and function in about an hour. Dr. Cutting is trained and certified in the Shatkin F.I.R.S.T. mini dental implant technique and can replace one, multiple or all of a person’s missing teeth with mini dental implants.
How much do dental implants cost?
Several factors go into determining the cost of dental implants including the number of implants needed, location of missing teeth and overall dental health. Mini dental implants are often less expensive than traditional dental implants because they require fewer, less invasive procedures.
Dr. Cutting will review all of your options as well as the cost of procedures prior to treatment. Most dental implant procedures are not covered by insurance, however, we will submit the necessary billing and documentation to your insurance company to allow for the maximum reimbursement. Dr. Cutting also offers flexible payment options and interest free financing for qualified patients.
Before beginning any treatment, we’ll have you in for a free dental implants consultation. Once we’ve determined if you’re a candidate for treatment, we’ll go over your expected costs. We also have a first implant special for patients. Learn more on our Implant Special page.
How long do implants last?
Dental implants are intended to be a permanent option for tooth replacement. Since you can care for them like you would your natural teeth, as long as you have a good oral hygiene routine in place, your tooth implant could last you decades! We understand that the tooth implant cost makes it a big investment on your part, so we make sure to provide you with the highest quality care throughout the dental implants procedure to ensure that your new, complete smile is here to stay. It’s important to maintain regular exam and cleaning appointments at our dentist’s office, too, because that allows our team to keep a close eye on your implant and make sure there aren’t any signs of potential problems. If we see early warning signs, we can begin a treatment plan right away to help keep your natural teeth and your tooth implant healthy.
Are dental implants painful?
You will be given a sedative to help you feel more comfortable and relaxed during the procedure. It is normal to experience some soreness following the dental implant surgery. This will usually subside within a few days of treatment. Once the implant has healed, you will not have any pain.