benefits of dental implants
at waterfront dental
Dental implants are a permanent solution for missing teeth, and they are made to look and feel like your natural teeth. Your implant is surgically placed by Dr. Merguerian, and after treatment, your replacement tooth won’t shift the way that dentures can. When you leave our office with your new implant, you’ll have confidence and peace of mind knowing that your new tooth is durable and long-lasting. Call us now to schedule an appointment in Baltimore to restore your smile!
are dental implants right for me?
assessing your dental health
Since dental implants are surgically placed into your jawbone, you must have healthy gums and adequate bone in your jaw to support the small titanium post. During a consultation, Dr. Merguerian will thoroughly assess your dental health to make sure you are a good candidate for dental implants. Typically, patients who smoke or who have uncontrolled diabetes or periodontal disease are better served with other restorative options. Call us today to schedule an appointment and see whether implants are the right option for you!
the dental implant process
know what to expect
Once you have a consultation with Dr. Merguerian and determine that you are a good candidate for dental implants, the treatment process will begin. First, Dr. Merguerian will surgically insert the small, titanium post into your jawbone. Once this heals, a custom crown will be attached to the post. Together, the implant and the crown will act as a replacement tooth that looks and feels completely natural.
how much do dental implants cost?
The cost of implants can vary based on how many you need and how extensive the work is to surgically place your implant. At Waterfront Dental, we have resources for our patients and we do our best to keep your treatment within your budget. If you’re interested in dental implants, give us a call today to schedule a consultation or to discuss cost with our friendly Baltimore team.
Our Advanced Dental Technology
CBCT for Precise Implant Planning
For the most precise, accurate, and efficient implant placements, we use the VaTech i3D Smart CBCT Machine. This technology allows us to get detailed scans and images of your mouth to create a precise implant placement plan. After you’ve been approved for a dental implant, Dr. Merguerian will simply scan your mouth with our CBCT machine. The scan process is comfortable, quick, and non-invasive. Dr. Merguerian will use these images to plan your implant placement procedure, ensuring a successful procedure.
Know Your Options
Types OfImplant Dentistry
At Waterfront Dental, in Baltimore, Dr. Dawn Merguerian specializes in implant dentistry. We offer complete, end-to-end implant dentistry services, including implant placement and restoration. We offer single-tooth implants, implant-supported bridges, and implant-retained overdentures, so we can restore your smile whether you’ve lost one, several, or all of your teeth. Contact us now for a consultation.
Placing Your Artificial Root
Implant placement is the first step of any implant procedure. After Dr. Merguerian has customized your implant plan, she will use advanced surgical tools to place your implant directly into your gums and jaw bone. The area will then be cleaned, sutured shut, and allowed to heal.
Dr. Dawn Merguerian has years of experience in the placement of dental implants. We use the latest technology and techniques at Waterfront Dental to plan your treatment, including digital x-rays and computer-based planning software. This ensures that your implant is placed perfectly in your mouth, and will attach and bond strongly to the underlying structure of your jaw.
Thanks to our unique placement process, we minimize the risk of complications like peri-implantitis, and ensure that your new dental implants will heal quickly. After your implant has been placed, you’ll come in for several follow-up appointments so that we ensure you’re recovering properly.
Placing Your Artificial Tooth
We offer a wide variety of implant restorations and work with the very best dental labs and technicians to ensure that your new teeth look and feel natural, and are completely comfortable. Whether you’re replacing a single tooth with a crown, replacing multiple teeth with an implant-supported bridge, or replacing a full arch of teeth with an implant-supported overdenture, Dr. Dawn Merguerian is here to help.
During your post-implant recovery process, we’ll monitor your healing progress and take dental impressions and images of your teeth to begin the process of building your implant restoration. Once your mouth has healed completely and your implant restoration arrives at our office, Dr. Mergurian will attach it to your implant, completing your treatment and your smile.
Understanding The Basics
Mini implants are similar to traditional “endosteal” implants in that they are implanted directly into your jaw, and they work the same way. However, they are about half the width and size of a traditional dental implant.
Their smaller size means that the placement of mini implants is less invasive compared to traditional implants. They usually heal much faster, and require less healthy jaw bone for placement, making them ideal for patients who have experienced bone-loss.
We utilize mini implants for implant-supported overdentures. Using a series of mini implants, Dr. Dawn Merguerian can create a full set of teeth that will snap onto your implants, holding them tightly in place.
Along with having increased durability, mini implant-supported overdentures provide better stability and functionality compared to traditional dentures. Because they are anchored by the mini implants, they will not slip or move when you eat or speak. Mini implants from Waterfront Dental are an ideal solution if you are interested in full-mouth reconstruction that will last for years to come.