Dental Implants – Washington, D.C.
Replacing Missing Teeth Seamlessly
If you lost one or more permanent teeth due to injury or decay, Dr. Yelena Obholz strongly recommends implants as the superior reconstructive solution due to their permanence, durability, and aesthetic quality. Made from special titanium, they offer patients a 90-95% success rate and a renewed ability to eat, speak, and smile with complete confidence. Helping you get back to the ideal level of oral health and happiness you deserve is our top priority when we offer tooth replacement solutions like dental implants here in Washington, DC.
The Dental Implant Process
The secret behind the incredible success of implants is that they replicate the entire structure of your tooth instead of just the crown (the white, visible portion) like other, more traditional options. While unseen beneath the gumline, your tooth root serves a vital function by stimulating the jawbone and keeping it full and healthy. Without it, patients can experience an increased risk of tooth loss and a hunched facial appearance due to deterioration.
Once our team has determined that you’re a viable candidate for the implant procedure, Dr. Obholz will recommend a trusted, nearby specialist to handle the surgical placement of your implants, working closely with them to ensure that your care goes smoothly. Then, once a period of healing has passed for your new implant(s) and jawbone to form a strong bond, you’ll return to Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington so that we can design a brand-new, high-quality restoration to sit on top, completing your new and improved look.
Dental Implant-Retained Prosthetics
While all-ceramic dental crowns are used for restoring single-tooth implants, patients in need of more extensive replacement may find that this method becomes too expensive when expanded to include several teeth. Thankfully, implants can also stabilize prosthetics, giving them a sturdy foundation to snap onto. If you’ve struggled with loose or uncomfortable dentures in the past, this could be the ideal solution for you.
No one should have to struggle with tooth loss. Instead, contact Aesthetic & Family Dentistry of Washington today if you have any questions about our treatment options, or if you’d like to schedule an implant consultation with Dr. Obholz. We look forward to meeting you! Our Washington, DC location is easily accessible to patients who live or work in the Embassy Row, Georgetown, Tenley Circle, and American University areas.
Dental Implant Frequently Asked Questions
For patients missing any number of teeth, dental implant placement is the most reliable and longest-lasting option for replacing them. While there are several benefits to having the procedure performed, there are some common questions that patients have about the process. As you continue reading, Dr. Obholz provides her expert insight so you can feel more informed and comfortable about the dental implant procedure. If you have any other questions, don’t hesitate to contact us today at Aesthetic & Family Dentistry to schedule a visit!
Is the Dental Implant Process Painful?
Although dental implant placement requires the surgical insertion of a titanium post into the underlying jawbone, the process is remarkably painless. That can be attributed to the leaps and bounds that have been made in dental anesthesia. Before the process starts, we’ll make sure the treatment area is completely numb so you can have a pain-free experience.
After the initial placement is completed, you can expect some moderate discomfort for up to seven days. However, it should be manageable with the aid of an over-the-counter pain reliever. If any acute discomfort persists, just give us a call to schedule a visit at our Washington, DC dental office.
Will I Have a Customized Plan?
The dental implant process starts with Dr. Obholz performing a thorough assessment of your jawbone, oral and overall health, and the number of teeth you have missing. Based on these variables, she will create a complete replacement plan to fit your specific needs. We’ll then refer you to an in-network specialist who will perform the actual dental implant placement. Then, after you’ve had time for sufficient healing, we’ll invite you back to our dental office to carefully guide you through the rest of the procedure so you can soon have the perfect tooth replacement.
Are Dental Implants Only for Older Patients?
Contrary to popular belief, dental implant placement is not an age-specific process. It is designed, instead, to help any adult patient living with missing teeth experience the fullness of having a complete and functional smile.
This is important because no matter a patient’s age, the prolonged absence of even a single tooth can trigger the surrounding teeth to shift, which can lead to bite problems and a greater chance of gum infection. By receiving dental implants in Washington, DC that are anchored into the bone like the original roots, patients are able to maintain a more youthful appearance while regaining the total function of their teeth.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?
One of the most attractive features of the dental implant process is that it’s a completely customized experience, and we’ll take every precaution to ensure it’s the right procedure for replacing your missing teeth. It starts with Dr. Obholz performing a careful examination before the process starts to make sure you’re a good candidate. As previously mentioned, the assessment will take into account the condition of your jawbone and the state of your oral and overall health. After we’ve determined you’re eligible in these three areas, Dr. Obholz will develop a complete replacement plan and as well as an accurate cost estimate; therefore, you can plan accordingly.