All Under One Roof… the Only Practice in Garrett County!
We are the only practice in Garrett County who can place and restore dental implants in-office. Plus, Dr. Yant has over 20 years of experience in placing and restoring implants for expertise you can trust.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a small titanium or zirconia post surgically placed into the jawbone to act as a tooth root substitute. The dental implant will fuse to your jawbone, making the implant stable and secure, as if nature had placed it there. We choose to use Straumann implants for reliability, security, and precision. Press the button below to watch a small video about Straumann implants.
Next, we place an abutment or connector to the top of the dental implant. The abutment then holds the new replacement tooth or teeth. An abutment acts like an anchor, securely holding single crowns, bridges, or implant-retained dentures.
Why Should I Consider Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a great solution for anyone who is missing one or even all of their teeth. They can replace teeth without having any effect on or causing damage to the surrounding teeth. They can also:
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
- Restore your confidence and peace of mind
- Allow you to eat whatever you like
- Improve chewing ability and therefore, digestion
- Preserve facial structure, preventing bone loss when teeth are missing
- Resolve jaw pain and keep teeth from shifting
What is the Dental Implant Process?
Step One: We will take a Planmeca Ultra low dose CBCT (dental cat scan) to evaluate the your bone in 3-D.
Step Two: Using the information from the CBCT and the X-Guide system, Dr. Yant will plan your surgery ahead of time to insure accuracy of placement. We can use these images to “guide” the implant placement during surgery. This is called “Image Guided Surgery”. Image guided surgery allows us to be more accurate and make smaller incisions. Smaller incisions mean less pain after surgery.
Step Three: The implant is surgically placed with our X-GUIDE system, often with minimal or no incision.
Step Four: After 6 weeks to 3 months when heeling and bone development around the implant is complete, we are able to fabricate your new teeth. One of the advantages of using the Straumann Implant is faster healing with reliability, security, and precision.