Dental Implants Washington D.C.

Dental Implants

Dental implants are an excellent option for individuals who have lost a tooth/teeth due to disease, injury, or other reasons. The root is replaced with the implant, and an artificial tooth (crown) is fixed to the implant. Dental implants also can be used to secure bridgework or even complete dentures. At District Perio, we have experienced periodontists that will help you gain back your natural smile with a quality dental implant.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

Anyone who has lost a tooth or teeth is a candidate for dental implants. However, the ideal candidate will be healthy. Things like mismanaged diabetes, smoking, gum disease, and alcoholism may affect the ability of the implant to fuse to the bone. Our dentists and periodontists will work with you to ensure your gums and bone are healthy enough to receive the implant.

If the bone where the implant is to be placed has already receded, a bone graft may be performed to provide the volume needed for implant placement.

Benefits of an Implant Specialist

Creates Bone Stability – when a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone starts to break down — about a 25% overall decrease of bone mass within the first year after tooth loss. Implants can help prevent bone loss by stimulating the bone to help maintain its form and density.

Provides Comfort – implants help give your entire mouth a better feel and function, allowing you to eat and speak more naturally. It feels just as natural as having your natural teeth.

Restores Self Confidence – implants stay in your mouth and function like a regular tooth. So you don’t have to take anything in and out so you can eat, laugh, and smile without worry.

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Types of Implants in Washington DC 

Several types of implants can be implemented for patients who have lost teeth:

  • Single tooth replacement– a single dental implant is placed in the bone, and a crown is cemented to the implant, indistinguishable from your regular teeth.
  • Multiple Tooth Replacement– several implants are placed. After healing, various crowns or bridgework are attached to the implants.
  • Total Teeth Replacement– Typically used for a fully supported bridge or complete denture. Two to six implants are ideal for a lower denture, and at least four can support an upper denture.
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