Dental ImplantsAn Overview
Dental implants are a state-of-the-art option that provides a permanent solution for missing teeth. Since 1989, Dr. Finlay has restored hundreds of smiles with dental implants at his Annapolis dental office.
The most important component of Dr. Finlay’s approach is treatment planning. Before any work is done, Dr. Finlay completes a comprehensive exam and uses 2-D and 3-D imaging to design the perfect set of restorations. Replacing teeth is a collaborative process. Dr. Finlay & Associates work closely with a select team of leading oral surgeons throughout Annapolis and Baltimore.
What is a Dental Implant?
Essentially, dental implants are artificial roots that anchor either a dental crown or a prosthesis (like a denture). The dental implant system completely replaces an entire missing tooth or set of teeth.
Implant vs. Bridge
A conventional dental bridge does not match the predictability or long term success of a dental implant. In some cases, a bridge is less expensive. However, it generally needs more maintenance than a dental implant over the same lifetime.
Dental Implant Technology
Dr. Finlay stays on the cutting edge of dental implant technology. He completes extensive continuing education, to learn the latest advances and techniques in dental implants.
Dr. Finlay also uses CAD/CAM, or computer aided technology, to create custom abutments and fixtures as well as dental restorations that look like natural teeth using strong, tooth-colored materials.
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"Absolutely thrilled! I love the way my new teeth look; they are magnificent and for the first time in my life I actually enjoy smiling without any self-conscious reservation. What I also appreciate just as much their appearance is the way my teeth feel: they fit perfectly in my mouth…Tracey S.
"Perfect service, all the way around. Looking forward to my return visit – did I really say that about a dental appointment?!"Suzanne W.
"I absolutely love your office and is the reason why I travel to Annapolis during rush hour all the way from DC! Thanks to everyone ... you are always pleasant, helpful and educational! Would definitely recommend…"Caron P.
Dental Implants What to Expect
The Dental Implant Process
Treatment planning is the key to Dr. Finlay’s practice. Dr. Finlay will complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. You should be in good health with adequate bone structure, among other factors.
Next, Dr. Finlay will design a detailed treatment plan in coordination with a team of providers. A local oral surgeon will complete the surgical placement of the dental implant. And a skilled lab technician will hand craft the dental crown or denture. Dr. Finlay will coordinate the entire treatment and restore the dental implant with the final restoration.
Dental Implants Before & After
Caring For Dental Implants
The restored dental implant is an incredibly durable part of your smile. Regular check ups are an important part of your ongoing dental care. Dr. Finlay & Associates will provide for your ongoing treatment, including routine repairs and maintenance for dental implants.