Posts for: June, 2018
Do you need dental implants? Are there gaps in your smile? Do you want to conceal and repair them? If your answer is yes to all of the above, then no worries. Dr. James Delaney and Dr. Melanie Burke in Baltimore, MD, provide their patients with dental implants and the care they need for a healthier life.
More About Dental Implants
Dental implants are state-of-the-art installations that are used to fix gaps in your smile. The process of getting a dental implant is simple. Your dentist applies local anesthesia to the problem area and places a titanium post. The titanium post is biocompatible, so your body will not reject it.
Afterward, your dentist will surgically seal the area and give you a temporary crown. The titanium post will need to osseointegrate, which takes three to six months. This process simply means the titanium post will fuse with the bone, giving your teeth support and strength.
When the three to six months pass, you will go back to your dentist. They will re-open the area and attach an abutment and a permanent crown that matches the rest of your teeth. You can walk out of our Baltimore office with a complete smile.
Caring For Your Implants
The advantages of implants are that they have a high success rate, can last a lifetime and you can receive multiple implants, not just one.
Taking care of your implants isn't difficult. It's the standard oral regimen of brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing, at least once, before bed. Also, stay away from sugary foods. Sugar contains bacteria that produce plaque. The build-up of plaque can lead to cavities or something worse, like periodontal disease.
For more information about dental implants, call Drs. James Delaney Jr. and Melanie Burke. Their office is conveniently located in Baltimore, MD, so make sure you schedule an appointment as soon as you can.