Dental Implants in Washington D.C. & Alexandria, VA
Restore Your Smile With Dental Implants Today!
Dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement. Instead of traditional bridgework or dentures, which require adjustment and refabrication at regular intervals, dental implants provide a permanent solution for tooth loss.
Why Choose Dental Implants?
Dental implants are superior to other forms of tooth replacement and offer a permanent solution for missing teeth. With implants, bone loss in the jaw can be stopped or even reversed, as the implant stimulates the bone of the jaw in the same way as the root of a living tooth. Preventing bone loss lets patients retain the natural shape of their face and mouth, without the sunken appearance that often accompanies tooth loss and aging. Learn more
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants work by screwing directly into the bone of the jaw and making the biological tissues of the gum and bone believe that a real tooth is in place. The biocompatible titanium post of the implant bonds with the living bone in the jaw, the gums grow around it, and a perfect replica of the real tooth is used to complete the restoration. There are several types of implant that can be used. Learn more
The Dental Implant Placement Process
The dental implant process begins by having the artificial roots, or the posts, placed in the jaw tissue. After the posts are in place, the gum tissue and underlying bone are allowed to heal. Healing can take anywhere from 4–6 months, but this stage is necessary to give the post enough time to fuse with the bone tissue.
After the area has completely healed and posts are securely in place, new impressions will be made and dental crowns, a partial, or a full denture will be created and installed permanently, resulting in a stable and durable new biting surface that feels and looks natural.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants have many benefits; they can preserve bone tissue, enhance overall jaw health, improve the stability of the jaw, and provide lasting results. They last longer than dentures or bridgework (often the rest of a patient’s life), and feel more natural and comfortable than any other type of restoration. Learn more
Candidates for Dental Implants
Dental implants are often the best option for single or multiple tooth replacement. Dental implants are the piece of the restoration that is implanted into the bone. A single implant can be covered with a single tooth replacement (a pontic), or be part of a series of implants designed to support a bridge or denture to replace multiple teeth. Learn more
Cost of Dental Implants
Several factors can affect the total cost of a dental implant procedure and tooth restoration. Payment options and financing can be discussed during the consultation. Much of the final quote for dental implants will depend on the state of the patient’s mouth, including the gums and the underlying bone structure, and how many implants are needed to achieve the desired result. Learn more
Dental implants replace missing teeth with restorations that look, feel, and function naturally. Contact us for an appointment at our Washington D.C. or Alexandria, VA offices.
Dr. Justin Zalewsky, Dr. Michael Hoge, and the Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry team offer a range of periodontal treatment options to the Virginia, Maryland, and Washington DC area, including residents seeking a periodontist in Annandale, Arlington, Burke, Chevy Chase, Falls Church, Fairfax, and Springfield. Please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zalewsky or Dr. Hoge, or request your appointment online.