Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way people live. They are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth which look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. Patients with dental implants can smile with confidence. If you are in the Urbana, MD area, call us at (301)874-1707 to discuss your options with dental implants.

What are dental Implants?

The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts, which are inserted into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Small posts are then attached to the implant, which protrude through the gums. These posts provide stable anchors for artificial replacement teeth.

Implants also help preserve facial structure, preventing bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

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Zirconia Ceramic Dental Implants – A Holistic, Metal-Free Alternative

Ceramic dental implants are a metal-free alternative to teeth restoration. Titanium implants are most commonly used today, but we now also offer a ceramic option which is becoming more popular. Some patients opt for ceramic implants for holistic reasons or they have sensitivity toward metal like titanium. Being metal free, ceramic implants have a low chance of allergic reaction.

The Surgical Procedure for Dental Implants

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums, gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your dentist will be forming new replacement teeth.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Dr. Will uncovers the implants and attaches small posts that act as anchors for the artificial teeth. These posts protrude through the gums. When the artificial teeth are placed, these posts will not be seen. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients experience minimal disruption in their daily lives.

Surgical Advances with Dental Implants Procedure

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Will is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implants can be placed at the same time as a tooth extraction–further minimizing the number of surgical procedures.

Advances in dental implant technology have made it possible, in select cases, to extract teeth and place implants with crowns at one visit. This procedure, called “immediate loading,” greatly simplifies the surgical process.

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Dental Implant FAQs

We encourage you to schedule a consultation with board certified oral surgeon Dr. Will by contacting Will Surgical Arts. During your consultation with Dr. Will, he will outline the dental implant procedure as it pertains to your individual needs. Our oral and maxillofacial surgery practice is located in Ijamsville, MD, which is a short drive for residents of Frederick, MD and the Washington, DC metro area. Contact us to learn more about how dental implants could help renew your self-confidence.

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Meet Doctor Will

Dr. Michael J. Will cosmetic surgeon Maryland received his bachelor’s degree from Washington and Jefferson College, his dental degree from Georgetown University and his medical degree from the University of Texas.

He completed his General Surgery and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Will also completed a General Cosmetic Surgery fellowship at the Cosmetic Surgery Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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