Dr. Esposito has belonged to ADISC Advanced Dental Implant Study Club for the past decade. Twice yearly she meets with a group of like minded dentists who are committed to bringing the latest implant dentistry to their patients. The review current literature and share challenging cases and treatment plans. The changes in implant dentistry over the last 10 years have been quite remarkable.

Implants can replace a single missing tooth, can be used to anchor in a denture, or can replace multiple missing teeth similar to a fixed bridge.

Now, with the help of our surgeons, we are able to utilize CBCT ( cone beam CAT scan) to plan your case.

Here is an example:
This patient had mini implants that were failing and no natural teeth left. She wanted a fixed option. We were able to design her new teeth virtually. A guide was them milled and used for the implant placement. She was able to leave the surgery with fixed teeth in her mouth. She was so impressed with the lower teeth she came back to do the uppers as well. Now that's something to smile about!

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Fixed teeth top and bottom

 

Upper denture and lower fixed teeth

 

Actual Patients of Dr. Esposito


Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth.

Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Implants are anchored to the jawbone or metal framework on the bone and act as a foundation for an artificial tooth or permanent bridge. In some cases, implants can be used to attach dentures.

Not everyone is a candidate for a dental implant, however. For a successful implant to take hold, a candidate must have proper bone density and have a strong immune system. In all cases, dental implants require strict oral hygiene.

Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Implants are usually made of a synthetic yet biocompatible material like metal or ceramic.

Surgery is necessary to prepare the area for an implant and place the implant in the mouth. Following the procedure, a period of time is required for the implant to take hold and for bone tissue to build up and anchor the device. In some cases, metal posts are inserted into the implant during a follow-up procedure to connect the tooth.

Because implants require surgery, patients are administered anesthesia and, if necessary, antibiotics to stave off infection following the procedure.

Like any restoration, implants require diligent oral hygiene and proper care to ensure they last a long time.

Removable dentures firmly attached to implants

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1509 Ritchie Highway
Arnold, MD 21012

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1509 Ritchie Highway
Arnold, MD 21012