Implants: Secure Tooth Replacements
If you’ve lost a permanent tooth (or teeth) because of an accident, injury or disease, dental implants are often a superior choice because they’re solid, secure, and aesthetically pleasing. After nearly 35 years of use, they have a 90-95% proven success rate in appropriately chosen cases.
A dental implant consists of a special titanium post secured into the upper or lower jaw. With proper use of anesthetics and medications there is little to no pain. The bone in your jaw bonds to the post, forming a secure anchor for a replacement tooth or teeth — and even for a crown or a bridge.
The number of teeth being replaced will determine the best kind of restoration for you. Dental implants can help replace a single tooth or a full set of teeth. If you have been suffering with partial or full dentures, or are missing teeth, or feel you need teeth extracted, please call to be evaluated for dental implants.
Dental implants can stabilize dentures so that they actually snap in place and do not move around. With individual dental implants or implant-retained dentures, you can eat and speak normally and naturally.
If dental implants are a good option for you, Dr. Obholz will recommend an oral surgeon and work closely with this specialist. Then Dr. Obholz will complete the restoration in our office.
Your family deserves healthy smiles designed for a lifetime. Call Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington today to schedule your consultation or checkup with Dr. Obholz. Our Washington, DC dental office is convenient for patients who live or work in the American University, Georgetown, Tenley Circle, or Embassy Row area.