Valley Dental Associates
9199 Reisterstown Road, Suite 206B, Owings Mills, MD 21117

Dental Implants – Superior for Single Tooth Replacement and More

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Missing teeth leave gaps in your smile and your self-esteem. When teeth are accidentally lost or deliberately extracted due to severe disease, it can cause bite problems, bone loss that affects your facial structure, and shifting of your other teeth. A dental implant restoration can replace a single missing tooth and its root. If you have multiple teeth missing, several single implants or an implant-supported denture or bridge can restore your smile without harming your other teeth. Besides looking and functioning exactly like a natural tooth, dental implants offer several other advantages.

Advantages of Dental Implants and Implant Dentures

A standard fixed bridge is sometimes used to replace single teeth, but it requires that healthy supporting teeth be ground down. A dental implant doesn’t involve adjacent teeth; it is stabilized by the jawbone. Because implants integrate with the living bone, they help it stay healthy and intact, and prevent bone loss. With bridges, bone that previously surrounded the tooth deteriorates. Bridges are also associated with aesthetic problems. Gums typically recede around a bridge, leaving an unpleasant visible defect. Cement that secures the bridge can wash out and allow bacteria to attack and decay the anchoring teeth. Like implant-supported bridges, implant-supported full and partial dentures don’t compromise the health of adjacent teeth, and they never slip or make noise like standard removable dentures.

How Dental Implant Surgery Works

Successfully placing dental implants usually requires several procedures over the course of six to nine months. The first step is placement of a titanium screw into the jawbone. The implant is covered with gum tissue and allowed to fuse with the bone for a period of two to six months. Next, the implant is uncovered and an extension called an abutment is attached. After a short healing period, a custom-made crown created to look like your natural tooth is cemented into place, completing your implant procedure.

Your Dentist Knows the Best Dental Implants for Your Smile

Each patient’s needs are different, so your procedure may not be exactly the same as what is described above. When conditions allow, some steps may be combined. Your dentist in Owings Mills will evaluate your case, and determine the best treatment plan.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Owings Mills, call Valley Dental Associates today at (443) 898-1240 or make an appointment.

Valley Dental Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Owings Mills. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Valley Dental Associates, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Valley Dental Associates.

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I just love the atmosphere there and all the friendly staff.
Marquis S.
Dr Gorman is the best. I’ve been coming to him since my kids were 3 and 5. That’s about 23 years. I’m a baby when it comes to the dentist and he always makes me feel comfortable.
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The best atmosphere and service!
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Very good service!!
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Mathew is terrific
Mark B.
Primary reason is Matt (dental hygienist), who is always very thorough, very detail-oriented and a pleasant person to be around. Second reason is Dr. Gorman and his staff who have always been very […]
Michael S.
I was taken on time. The staff was friendly. I have been a patient there for many years.
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Very pleasant customer service from the time of appointment to check out
Melissa G.
The services are always stellar.
Kody T.
The assistant cleaning my teeth was very pleasant and very knowledgeable concerning my teeth problem and how it is affected by my diabetes.
Charles C.
I have been going to this particular dental office practically all my life. My kids and husband also receive dental care here. I trust them with my and my family’s teeth.
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I like my Dentist, very Happy atmosphere
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I was well satisfied with my diagnosis.
Hildegarde F.
Everyone is so great! I get so nervous to go to the dentist but they made it actually enjoyable believe it or not! Great practice!!
Melissa C.
Dr. Challagulla is AWESOME!!! I had my first root canal and it was better than expected. A day later and I feel no pain. Thank you guys!!!!
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Very good hygienest
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Just went for a hygienist appointment. I had the best visit! No cavities and my teeth feel great. The staff is very friendly and helpful.
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Great office an atmosphere.. Staff is great and Dr. Oppeheim made me feel very comfortable
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Valley Dental Associates has a great staff….they have always been friendly and accommodating to my needs. My first time there was a dental emergency, (I did have an actual first visit appointment […]
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Awesome! Dr. Gorman is a true professional and very detailed in his work.
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  • Monday 8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • Sunday Closed
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