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    What to Expect from Your Dental Implant Procedure

    Last updated 4 years ago

    Did you know that millions of Americans are missing teeth due to injury or gum disease? Dental implant surgery is recommended by dentists as a permanent solution to replace tooth roots and restore the tooth’s cosmetic appearance with a crown, veneer, or bridge. Dental implants are metal, screw-like posts that fuse with the bone and gum tissue to root an artificial tooth. Read on to learn what you can expect from dental implant surgery.

    Initial Preparation
    The first step in your dental implant procedure involves an in-depth consultation with your dentist. During this time, your dentist will suggest either local anesthesia or another form of sedation, depending on your preference. During the first stage, your dentist will surgically bury the implant flush with the bone and underneath the gum. Your dental implant will then remain in your mouth permanently.

    Healing Process
    When the implant has been placed, it usually requires some time to heal. While some dentists place the abutment at the same time as the implant, your dentist may suggest a healing time to ensure that the implant has properly healed. During this time, you will be given specific instructions on how to provide optimal oral care.

    Implant Placement
    The last step in the implant procedure involves placing the abutment on the dental implant’s metal post. In consultation with your cosmetic dentist, you will select an artificial tooth such as a crown. After attaching the abutment, your dentist will ensure that the gum tissue has properly closed around the abutment. In one to two weeks, the artificial tooth will be attached to restore your smile’s cosmetic appearance.

    For a highly qualified implant dentist in Baltimore, look no further than The Smile Design Center. Our general dentists can guide you through the implant procedure, and we offer sedation to ensure that your dental implant surgery is as comfortable as possible. Our cosmetic dentists can also advise you of your options for artificial teeth that look and function just like your real teeth. For more information, call us at (443) 275-9821 today.

    Why Whitening and Brushing Are Not the Same

    Last updated 4 years ago

    If you are like most people, you want to keep your smile white and bright. Watch this video to find out why teeth whitening is only a cosmetic procedure, while brushing is important to your overall oral health, as well as, the appearance of your smile.

    New developments in cosmetic dentistry have made it possible to remove stains and achieve a white smile after just one visit to your dentist. However, this cosmetic procedure is not meant to clean teeth. In order to avoid tooth decay and gum disease, it’s essential to regularly brush and floss.

    Find out more about your cosmetic dentistry options at The Smile Design Center by calling our Baltimore office at (443) 275-9821. Our dentists are here to answer all of your questions about general dentistry and dental sedation, and we provide the latest in cosmetic solutions.

    The Importance of Routine Dental Visits

    Last updated 4 years ago

    You probably already know that dentists recommend a check-up twice a year so you can maintain your oral health and the cosmetic appearance of your smile. But just how important is it to keep your general dentist appointment? As the American Dental Association advises, checking in with your dentist is vital for maintaining healthy teeth and gums, warding off dangerous decay, and even detecting serious medical problems. Read on to learn more.

    Undergo Essential Cleaning
    During your dental visit, your general dentist will undertake a comprehensive cleaning of your teeth and soft gum tissue. Food, beverages, and tobacco can stain your teeth, and a professional cleaning is important to maintaining your smile’s cosmetic appearance. Your dentist can also guide you through your options for cosmetic procedures to whiten and straighten your teeth.

    Prevent Gum Disease
    Dental visits are essential for good oral health. During your check-up, your dentist will pay special attention to plaque and tartar build-up on the teeth and gums and will examine your mouth, tongue, and throat. Your dentist will look for signs of gum disease and visual evidence of tooth decay. Your dentist will also check for broken or loose teeth and damaged fillings.

    Detect Medical Problems
    A routine dental visit also involves a head and neck examination. Your dentist will check your lower jaw joints, lymph nodes, face, and neck for signs of oral cancer, diabetes, and vitamin deficiencies. Because your general dentist is often the first person to notice oral health issues, he or she can be an essential first line of defense against diseases that involve the whole body.

    At The Smile Design Center, our dentists offer a wide range of general, cosmetic, and sedation dentistry services. Our full-service practice offers everything from teeth cleaning to teeth whitening and implant dentistry, and we take pride in providing a comfortable and relaxing environment. For high-quality dental care you can count on in Maryland, visit us online or give us a call at (443) 275-9821. 

    "Excellent care always!"| The Smile Design Center Review

    Last updated 4 years ago

    • on Patient Testimonial
    • Excellent care always! My mouth and teeth have never been healthier. Convenient appointment times, never have to wait. The best Doctor and staff- Dr. Kellner, Vicki, Nicole, and Kelly are wonderful! 

      Mary Lou

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