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Dental Implants: Your Questions Answered

Mar 16, 2024 | Advanced Technology, Periodontics, Surgery

You Have Questions About Dental Implants; We Have Answers

Opting for dental implants to replace missing teeth is a significant, wise choice. Understandably, you might have questions. Here, we address the most frequently asked questions to help you make an informed decision.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically implanted into your jawbone. They serve as a foundation for crowns, bridges, or dentures, closely mimicking the appearance and function of natural teeth.

Am I a Good Candidate for Implants?

Most people with good general health and adequate jawbone density are suitable candidates for dental implants. Your dentist will conduct a comprehensive assessment, including X-rays, to determine if dental implants are the best solution for you.

What are the benefits of implants?

As you consider dental implants, it’s important to understand exactly what’s involved and how this procedure can truly change your life. Your Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants team will walk you through the entire process and answer your questions along the way, making sure you’re completely comfortable from the minute you arrive at our center in Crofton, MD.

Implants offer several advantages, including:

  • Natural appearance and function
  • Improved chewing and speech
  • Preservation of jawbone health
  • A durable and stable solution for missing teeth

Your journey with dental implants at The Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants in Crofton, MD, will be fully supported. Our team will guide you through the entire process, ensuring your comfort and understanding at every step.

Is the Procedure Painful?

Our doctors prioritize your comfort, offering various pain management options. Most patients report experiencing less discomfort than expected post-procedure.

Can I Get Implants If My Teeth Are in Poor Condition?

Yes, dental implants are often possible even for those with significantly compromised dental health. Our specialists are skilled in managing complex cases, and a free consultation can help determine your suitability.

Will My Implants Look Like Real Teeth?

Absolutely. Dental implants integrate with your jawbone, functioning like natural teeth. You’ll have the opportunity to customize their appearance with our lab technicians, ensuring they blend seamlessly with your smile.

What’s the Recovery Like?

Recovery varies by individual, but many report minimal discomfort, managed without pain medication. Your diet will be temporarily adjusted to aid healing, after which you can enjoy your favorite foods again.

How Much Do Implants Cost? Are There Payment Options?

We strive to make dental implants affordable, offering inclusive pricing that covers your entire treatment plan. Various financing options are available, and we’ll work with you to find a suitable solution during your free consultation.

How Long Does the Implant Procedure Take?

The implant process can often be completed in just one day. You’ll arrive in the morning and leave with a new smile, returning later for the final adjustments.

Why Choose The Mugford Center?

Quality materials and dedicated patient care set us apart. Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our positive Google reviews and the confidence of our patients.

The doctors at The Mugford Center — Dr. David Mugford and Dr. John Bruce — are proven experts in their field and in the way they care for their patients. So you’ll be guided through every step of the procedure before it happens, which helps calm your nerves and reduce anxiety. The more you know, the more confident you’ll feel about getting this life-changing procedure.

Will My Implants Function Like Real Teeth?

Yes, your new teeth will look, feel, and function just like natural teeth, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods with confidence.

Believe it or not, dental implants actually become an integrated part of your mouth because they adhere to the jawbone, just like “real” teeth. You’ll be able to brush, floss, eat and smile as if you’d had these teeth your entire life. You can even work with our master lab technicians to determine the shape, color, and size of your teeth to make them look completely natural.

Ready to transform your smile? Contact The Mugford Center for Periodontics and Dental Implants at (410) 260-079. Our team is eager to answer any questions and schedule your consultation.