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By Dr. K. Michael Murphy & Associates, LLC
June 11, 2019
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: Dentist   Dental Implants  

Patients who have missing teeth or major tooth and gum problems often have questions about dental implants. Implants are the modern solution for replacing teeth and are now often preferred over other solutions like dentures and bridges. Here are a few of the most common frequently asked questions about dental implants, answered. Having more knowledge of this dental treatment may inspire you to take action and call your Baltimore, MD dentist to see if you’re a candidate for this procedure.
 

How Do Dental Implants Work?

Dental implants are designed to serve the same purpose as the root of a tooth. They are small titanium devices that resemble screws that are inserted into the bone tissue below the gumline. When the implant heals into the bone, which may take several months, an abutment and permanent crown are placed on the top. With a porcelain or ceramic crown, the implanted tooth is indistinguishable from your other teeth.
 

Why Are Dental Implants the Best Solution?

The main reason why dental implants are the ideal solution is that they are permanent. Once they’re installed, they’re no different than any of your other teeth in terms of function and appearance. They also help keep the bone tissue healthy and strong. When you get dentures or bridges, the bone tissue can degrade over time.
 

Who Can Get Dental Implants?

Only patients who have generally good dental health can get dental implants. Viable bone tissue is needed to ensure that the implants will stay rooted. That’s why it’s important to see a dentist for a tooth implant as early as possible. In some cases, a bone grafting procedure can help improve a patient’s chances of having a dental implant integrate successfully.
 

How Long Will Dental Implants Last?

For patients of a certain age, a dental implant has a good chance of lasting for a lifetime. The crown part of the implant can last for up to 15 years before it may need to be replaced. Seeing your dentist at least two times every year for professional cleanings and becoming meticulous about at-home dental care will ensure that the implant (and your other teeth) stays strong and healthy.


Contact your Baltimore, MD Dentist

Dental implantation is a straightforward and effective procedure that can help improve your dental health and the appearance of your smile. Call your Baltimore, MD dentist to schedule an appointment.

 
By K. Michael Murphy and Associates
May 07, 2014
Category: Dental Implants
Tags: Dentist  
If you have a missing tooth or are missing several teeth, a dental implant can replace this tooth without the need for alterations of your surrounding teeth. Dr. K. Michael Murphy has offered dental implants in Baltimore for more than 20 years. 
 
If you have questions or concerns regarding dental implants, Dr. Murphy offers free dental implant consultations so his patients can have their questions answered and learn if dental implants could enhance their smiles.
Dental implants aim to recreate your natural tooth structures. The implant itself is a titanium, screw-like device that Dr. Murphy implants in your jawbone to act as an artificial tooth root. A connecting device called an abutment is placed over the implant. Dr. Murphy will then create a custom crown to replace your missing tooth and attach it over the abutment. For more in-depth information regarding dental implants, you can visit Dr. Murphy’s Baltimore dental practice website pages related to implant dentistry.
 
Your Dental Implant Questions Answered
 At a dental implant consultation at Dr. Murphy’s Baltimore office, you can ask questions regarding the implant process and if you would be a candidate. Examples of questions Dr. Murphy can answer at your dental implants consultation include:
  • What technology do you use to determine if I’m a candidate for a dental implant?
  • What can I expect a dental implant to look like?
  • What are some of the benefits of dental implants versus traditional tooth replacement methods?
  • How will I know if I’m a candidate for dental implants?
  • What is your success rate for dental implants?
Even if you have experienced significant jawbone loss in an area where you are seeking tooth replacement, Dr. Murphy offers additional treatments that can enhance the likelihood of a dental implant’s success.
 
If you have ever thought of a dental implant as a potential tooth replacement option for you, scheduling a free, no-obligation dental implant consultation at Dr. Murphy’s Baltimore office can set you on the road to smile an even, full smile again.
By Cosmetic, Implant & Reconstructive Dentistry
February 18, 2014
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Tags: Dentist  
Here is a fun dental fact about George Washington. Of course, you ought to know who George Washington is. But have you ever heard about his false teeth? For many years people believed his dentures to be made of wood, apparently, that’s not the case. According to anthropologist, Jeffrey Schwartz, and his research team, Washington has at least four sets of dentures, and the one that had been put under the microscope revealed that Washington was sporting dentures made of ivory, gold, lead and human and animal teeth.
 
This mixture of dentures materials might have posed well for the time, but they were kept hidden from the public eye. Many portraits of Washington show him with his head held high and his mouth tightly sealed. Maybe it’s because the dentures weren’t esthetically pleasing.
 
You wouldn’t smile either if you had to wear dentures like that. Luckily, advanced technology and dental materials boost the overall look of dentures, implants, bridges and crowns. In Baltimore, dentures, full and removable partials, are available at K. Michael Murphy and Associates.
 
Do you need consultation for dentures in Baltimore? To schedule for an appointment with our office, call (410) 235-1233. If you have another dental concern, please feel free to check out our services page on the website.