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Westminster, MD 21157
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Celtic Canter 5k!

We are proud once again to be involved with the Celtic Canter. A St. Patrick's Day 5K that benefits the local charities Access Carroll and Target Community and Educational Services. It takes place in historic downtown Westminster, MD on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 9:00 AM with a picturesque start/finish. After the race please enjoy a post race Irish celebration complete with live music, vendors, activities for children and a pub crawl. See Celtic Canter's Website for more details and registration.

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Dental Implants in Westminster MD

Dental Implants

Before development of dental implants, dentures were the only alternative to replacing a missing tooth or teeth. Dr. Patrick Gallagher, D.D.S. is an expert in dental implants. You can schedule a consultation by calling our Westminster office.
 

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental Implants are synthetic structures that are placed in the area of the tooth normally occupied by the root. Dental 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.

Are you a candidate for Dental Implants?

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.

Dental Implants are so well designed that they mimic the look and feel of natural teeth. Dental 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 Dental 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.

For more information on Dental Implants in the Westminster, MD area call Patrick R Gallagher III DDS at (410) 848-3866 today!