Dental implants are the only permanent, natural-looking replacement for missing teeth. Whether you’re missing a single tooth, multiple teeth, or a full arch, Dr. Grubb will find an ideal solution for your smile.
Explore our guide to learn about your dental implant treatment options.
If you’re only missing one tooth, Dr. Grubb can place a single implant and top it with a stunning porcelain crown.
All of our crowns are customized to look natural and blend in seamlessly with your smile. They’re also highly durable to ensure maximum chewing strength and long-lasting results.
For patients who need to replace multiple teeth, single implants can be costly and inconvenient.
If your missing teeth are adjacent, Dr. Grubb will recommend securing a dental bridge with implants. Implant-supported bridges can replace several teeth without relying on your surrounding teeth for support.
Alternatively, Dr. Grubb can customize a partial denture and anchor it to your jaw with multiple implants. This is a better option if you have missing teeth spaced throughout your smile.
Many patients who are missing a full arch of teeth assume that traditional dentures are their only option. But thanks to advancements in dental technology, Dr. Grubb can secure a full denture with four to six implants.
This allows you to save lots of time and money by avoiding the need to replace each tooth individually.
Once your dentures are stable, you can enjoy all the benefits of a beautiful, fully-functional smile.
A dental bridge is an artificial tooth that is held in place by dental crowns on the adjacent teeth. This process can usually be completed in two visits to Dr. Grubb’s office, and is initially less expensive than dental implants.
However, while a dental bridge may appear to be the more convenient and affordable single-tooth replacement option in the short term, the long-term benefits of dental implants make them a far superior option for most patients. Here are just a few of the many advantages of dental implants when compared to bridges:
There are so many reasons you might prefer dental implants over dentures for your smile restoration needs! The top 7 advantages of dental implants compared to dentures are:
If the thought of oral surgery has you nervous and concerned about pain, you’re not alone. Dr. Grubb takes great care to make the dental implants process as comfortable as possible for our patients in the Havre de Grace area. We offer IV sedation, which allows patients to remain fully relaxed and pain-free for the duration of their treatment with us.
When you return home after your dental implant surgery, Dr. Grubb will give you detailed instructions on how to best alleviate any discomfort you may feel. With dental sedation, all of our treatments are pain-free. if you experience more discomfort than anticipated, please let us know so that we can make immediate adjustments to ensure your comfort.
Dental implants are a permanent and comfortable solution for our patients who are missing one or more teeth. To determine whether dental implants are right for you, Dr. Grubb will evaluate a number of factors. The ideal candidate for dental implants:
In many cases, Dr. Grubb can provide gum disease treatment or bone and gum grafting to ensure patients’ mouths are prepared for the dental implants procedure. If Dr. Grubb determines that implants aren’t the best solution for you, don’t worry—we’ll work together to find the most effective method to restore your smile.