Looking for an Alternative to Dentures? Explore Your Implant Options

The good news is that we can provide a solution and replace your teeth in a way that seamlessly mimics the look and feel of natural teeth. Understanding what your implant options are, the process of placing implants, and what to expect after they are in your mouth will help you decide if this is the best solution for you.

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The Permanent Alternative to Dentures

Dentures can be a low-cost way to replace missing teeth, but they aren’t right for everyone. Many people report they can be uncomfortable, cause soreness in the gums, change the way food tastes, and even change how users sound when speaking. Not only that, but they also find their dentures move while they are speaking or eating, which can be embarrassing. Dentures require a decent amount of effort to care for, and the perils that come along with movement are not completely accepted by some people. 

What Can All-On-X Dental Implants Do?

All-On-X Dental Implants could be right for you if you want to replace all your teeth with a more permanent solution. Typically an average of 4-6 implants are placed into each jaw.  Once the implants have healed, we start the process of fabricating a custom set of porcelain teeth. The full arch of teeth is secured to the dental implants to restore a natural radiant smile and functional bite. Having the most experienced dentists, called prosthodontists, perform this type of treatment makes a difference in the functionality and aesthetics of your outcome. This treatment option  provides the following benefits:

  • Restores the mouth’s full range of function
  • Provides comfort when eating and speaking
  • No foods are off limits like with dentures
  • The jawbone maintains its volume and density
  • Fills out the mouth area for a youthful appearance

The cosmetic benefits of dental implants cannot be denied. When a person loses all their teeth, it’s common for their jaw to droop, making the face look less youthful. With this solution, the jaw structure continues to be supported, keeping the area lifted, strong, and healthy.

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Common Implant Concerns

One of the most common questions people have about getting dental implants is if they are painful. Our dental implants are placed chairside in the office under local anesthetic for patient comfort. Any post-operative discomfort is well controlled with pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications. 

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How to Prepare for Dental Implants

It’s important to research All-On-X Dental Implants thoroughly before making the decision. This means not only reading about it, but also speaking to an experienced prosthodontist about it. A prosthodontist specializes in All-On-X Dental Implants and can give you detailed information about your options and what to expect before, during and after the process. At Maryland Prosthodontic Associates, we provide consultations to people who are interested in All-On-X Dental Implants.

We want to answer all their questions thoroughly, so they can be highly satisfied with the outcome of their investment in their oral health. It is crucial to understand that getting dental implants is a surgical procedure.

Since it is surgery, we will review your medical and dental histories to determine if you are a candidate for it. This can reduce the risk of complications.

Factors Affecting the Cost of Dental Implants

Dental insurance companies often do not pay for dental implants since they are mostly chosen due to the cosmetic benefits. Put, dentures are less expensive. This means patients are responsible for the total out-of-pocket expense. The factors that affect the cost of dental implants include:

  • The materials used for the artificial teeth and implants
  • The condition of the jawbone

The condition of the jawbone matters because if there is not enough bone to support the implants, grafting procedures may need to be performed. This will help build a more solid foundation of bone to support the anchors. The average cost of a full mouth of dental implants in Baltimore & Columbia varies from patient to patient. Because of All-On-X Dental Implants' greatly improved quality of life, patients generally consider their final cost to be well worth their investment. Once the process is complete, the benefits of being able to eat a wide range of foods, feel proud of your smile, and be confident and comfortable when it comes to your teeth, make the decision to have the procedure an easy one.

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How to Care for All-On-X Dental Implants

You will need to take care of your implants in the same way natural teeth are cared for to maintain good oral health. They must be brushed just like normal teeth and a water pik must be used to clean underneath the prosthesis every single day and after every meal. Routine dental appointments twice a year are also important.

The better you care for your implants, the more you can minimize the potential for issues arising with them.

Could All-On-X Dental Implants Be Right for You?

If you have the financial means to have All-On-X Dental Implants, the next step in making the decision is to decide if you want a permanent solution to replacing your teeth. People who choose dental implants do not want to use dentures. They may have used dentures in the past or they simply researched and talked to people with them and have decided it’s not for them. Take some time to think about what you want from your oral device. If what you want falls in line with what All-On-X Dental Implants provide, you know it’s the best choice for you.

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Your Top-Tier Destination for All-On-X Dental Implants

Ready to learn more about All-On-X Dental Implants? Contact Maryland Prosthodontic Associates today for a consultation. Join us in Columbia or Baltimore, Maryland to explore a potentially permanent solution for missing and damaged teeth. Don’t wait, your new smile is waiting!

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