Do you have one or more missing teeth? Are you looking for a second opinion on the restoration of a damaged smile?
Dr. Paul Karpovich restores all types of dental implants in Timonium, MD. Dental implants are a versatile dental restoration that is made up of a small titanium screw, abutment, and dental crown. When replacing a single missing tooth they serve as a prosthetic tooth and blend seamlessly with your existing teeth and smile. Implants can secure dental bridges and dentures as well as replace single lost teeth, providing the most natural outcome and the ability to speak and eat with confidence.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer a variety of benefits to patients who require prosthetic teeth:
- Long-lasting results
- A restored bite
- The look and feel of natural teeth
- An overall decrease in oral health problems
Contact our office if you are missing one or more teeth and want a durable and long-lasting restoration.
Dental Implant Treatment
Prior to treatment, Dr. Karpovich can evaluate your oral health and determine if a dental implant or implant restoration is right for you. Dr. Karpovich can also provide tooth extractions if you have severely decayed or damaged teeth. During a consultation, you may discuss your goals and budget with Dr. Karpovich.
We refer patients to a specialist for the implantation procedure. During this surgery, the titanium implant screw is placed in the jaw bone. Dental implants undergo a process of osseointegration, a 3 to 6 month period during which the implant integrates with the jawbone. Once the implant is healed, we can cap it off with a dental crown, denture, or bridge. We provide restorations for patients after their implant procedure to make sure that their results look and feel natural.
Dental Implant FAQs
Patients often have questions about their tooth replacement options and how dental implants can meet their needs. During a consultation with Dr. Karpovich, he can answer your questions and work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.
Am I a dental implant candidate?
Dr. Karpovich will determine if you are a dental implant candidate. The best candidates for implant treatment are patients with the remaining jawbone structure. However, even if you do not have enough tissue to support the implant, you may undergo bone grafting treatment. We can also work with patients who have gum disease, chronic medical conditions, or those who already have removable dentures or a dental bridge.
Can dental implants fail?
Dental implants can fail due to gum infection, trauma, medical conditions, and other factors. Your implant may be failing if your dental crown or denture feels loose. Another sign of an implant failing is pain or sensitivity around the implant or gum line. Look for redness or swelling around the implant and be aware of changes in your biting or chewing ability. Remember to visit our office biannually so we can keep oral health problems in check.
How do I care for my dental implants?
Remember to maintain the health of your teeth and gums, as this structure helps support the implants. Visit our office at least twice a year for preventative dental care. Good oral hygiene helps ensure that your dental implants are healthy and last for many years to come.
Request a Dental Consultation
Contact Dr. Karpovich online to schedule a dental consultation about your restorative needs. You can also call his office for an appointment at (410) 221-3085.