What are dental implants, and how do they work?

Tooth replacement solutions such as dental implants have grown in popularity for many reasons. These tooth root replacements can last a lifetime and function just as natural teeth once did. Our Edmondson Family Dental Care team can educate you on the benefits of dental implants and decide if you are an appropriate candidate. With a single appointment, Dr. Jon Edmondson and his team can help you determine if you can benefit from implants or other tooth replacement solutions at our state-of-the-art dental facility.

What is a dental implant?

Dr. Edmondson is available to help patients in and around Windsor Mill, Maryland, with their smile restoration needs using dental implants. Dental implants are essentially tiny posts made of a metal called titanium that is biocompatible with the human body. The implants are placed into the bone of the jaw during oral surgery, after which bone growth occurs to hold the implant firmly in the jaw. Then, the tooth implant is restored over the top to replace missing teeth with dental crowns, bridges, or full dentures.

How much does a tooth implant cost?

Dental implants require patients to have sufficient bone in place, which can be evaluated with dental x-rays. Bone grafting that needs to be done beforehand can increase the cost of a dental implant for a patient. The oral surgery and the restoration used over the implant can also alter the final cost of the implant itself. The best way to get the most accurate cost is to consult with Dr. Edmondson and undergo an evaluation to determine if you are a proper candidate.

Where can I learn more about dental implants?

Whether you need a front tooth implant to restore your beautiful smile or are considering dental implants for denture retention, our Edmondson Family Dental Care team can help. Call our office at 3100 Lord Baltimore Drive, Suite #210, at (410) 220-5309 to speak to our friendly front office team and schedule your upcoming consultation to discuss this or other tooth replacement solutions available at our practice. We serve patients in and around the communities of Owings Mills, Glen Burnie, Pikesville, Columbia, and Baltimore, MD.