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Periodontist Dr. Justin Zalewsky and his team offer a range of treatment options for patients with gum disease, missing teeth, and oral health problems that are preventing you from achieving a beautiful, comfortable smile. Our practice provides top-notch periodontal care, helping to preserve damaged teeth and restore smiles in Washington D.C. and Alexandria, VA.

Our state-of-the-art practice brings patients the best new technoligies in a relaxing and peaceful environment. With soft blankets, neck pillows, and personal movie screens, we'll keep your treatment experience as pleasant as possible. For your convenience, we provide services at our Washington D.C. and Alexandria VA offices.

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At Precision Periodontics and Implant Dentistry, we partner with your referring dentist to give you the customized treatment you need. Dr. Zalewsky and his team will review your dental history and all details of your previous treatment, as well as your current oral health status, to create a tailored treatment plan for you individually. We are dedicated to meeting patient's needs, budget, and personal preferences through our use of the most advanced technologies and techniques in modern dentistry.

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Dr. Zalewsky

Dr. Justin Zalewsky, a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry, then went on to Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry where he received his Certificate of Periodontology and Oral Implantology. Dr. Zalewsky also earned a Master of Science in Oral Biology degree from Temple.

As a husband and father, Dr. Zalewsky understands the importance of patient care and a positive bedside manner. The patient experience is very important for Dr. Zalewsky, which is one of the reasons he believes so strongly in collaborating with referring doctors to provide consistent care.

Dr. Zalewsky is also proud to have served with the armed forces, acting as a general dentist at Bolling Air Force Base and the Pentagon. When he isn't helping patients with their teeth or gums, Dr. Zalewsky enjoys sports and spending time outdoors.

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“I have been told by more than one dentist that I am the worst patient they ever worked on. The fact that Dr. Zalewsky and his staff were able to make me feel comfortable and at ease with having to have surgery is quite an accomplishment. This is the first time in my life I can honestly say I am no longer terrified of the dentist.”

“I am so glad I decided to replace my 3 missing teeth with implants. If anyone is considering having implants my only advice would be don’t put it off, Dr. Zalewsky changed my life.”

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"Awesome experience, friendly staff, and I am extremely happy with the results. They take their time to make sure you understand what is going on and they do a great job in making sure they do everything the right way. Overall, I had an amazing experience and would recommend Dr. Zalewsky and his staff to everyone.”

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Periodontal Services

From basic scaling and root planing to the Pinhole surgical technique, your periodontists in Washington D.C. and Alexandria, VA can do wonders for your smile's form and function. Dr. Zalewsky and Dr. Hoge provide a full range of periodontal and related treatments, including gum disease treatment, tooth extractions, dental implants, and preventive care.

Leading Technology

Precision Periodontics and Implants Dentistry is committed to bringing new technologies to our patients in the D.C. area. In addition to instantaneous digital X-rays, our office provides cone-beam 3D imaging to improve the fit of prosthetics, and digital explorer tools to make the examination process more comfortable and precise. Our intraoral camera is capable of detecting cavities that are invisible to the naked eye, allowing Dr. Zalewsky to treat dental decay, oral fractures, or other anomalies proactively, before you even feel there is a problem.

Advanced Gum Disease Treatment

Every stage of gum disease is treatable, and gum care is Dr. Zalewsky's specialty. In addition to deep cleanings, Dr. Zalewsky offers LANAP and traditional gum surgery to clear infections and reverse the damage done by periodontal disease.

Pinhole Surgical Technique

The Pinhole Surgical Technique is a minimally invasive treatment for gum recession. Instead of grafting scavenged tissue over exposed roots, the Pinhole Surgical Technique guides the existing gum tissue back where it belongs. The procedure all but eliminates bleeding and pain, and provides instant results.

Cosmetic Dentistry

At Precision Periodonticts and Implants Dentistry, we provide crown lengthening and laser gum depigmentation to show off your smile's natural beauty. If you feel your gums eclipse your teeth, schedule a consultation today.

Bone Grafting

If you want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants, a strong, dense jawbone is the place to start. To protect your jaw strength and face shape after tooth loss, we recommend bone grafting. Dr. Zalewsky offers alveolar ridge augmentation, ridge preservation, and sinus lifts to strengthen the upper jaw.

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Dental Implants

Many dentists these days offer dental implants, but few have the specialized training of a periodontist. As a periodontal specialist offfering dental implants in Washington D.C., Dr. Zalewsky has honed the skills necessary to make your surgery a success. If you are missing teeth, read on to see what dental implants can do for you.

Why Choose Dental Implants

As we age, time takes its toll on our teeth, weakening structures and succumbing to whatever our oral habits have caused. In the past, bridges and dentures were seen as the best options, but newer and more effective procedures, including dental implants are here to stay. For missing teeth, implants are a permanent solution that can reverse damage, prevent bone loss, and preserve adjacent teeth. Implants also look and feel natural, helping you to maintain your eating habits, your smile, and restore your confidence. Aside from good oral hygiene, there is no extra or special upkeep on implants, which makes them much easier to care for than other teeth-replacement options. Replace one tooth or several teeth with implants and get your smile back on your face.

Benefits of Dental Implants

A one-time procedure to insert dental implants is not only better for your jaw structurally, but it can also be cheaper because there is no repair or replacement over the lifetime of your implants (assuming proper oral hygiene). Bridges and dentures succumb to wear and tear, often costing more in the long run. Dental implants look and feel natural, prevent bone loss in the jaw, and counteract the “sunken” look of aging when teeth are missing or other more temporary solutions are ill fitting. They can be cared for just like the rest of your teeth!

Candidates for Dental Implants

Whether you are missing one tooth, several teeth, or want to replace a full set of dentures with implant-supported dentures, you can be a candidate for dental implants. Whether one or multiple teeth are replaced with implants, no damage is done to the nearby teeth, preserving the integrity of the jaw bone. In place of a bridge, one or two implants can support multiple replacement teeth. How many implants you need should be discussed with your periodontist.

Cost of Dental Implants

The cost will depend on a variety of factors, including how many implants are needed, the condition of the bone in the jaw, needed extractions, and existing periodontal disease. However, considering the fact that implants are a permanent solution, they usually are much more cost effective than other cheaper options that need upkeep and regular maintenance or replacements. Talk to our office about financing options and payment plans today.

How Dental Implants Work

One of the greatest benefits of dental implants is that they are biologically compatible, making it so that once the post is inserted into the jaw, your bone will bond with the post, creating a natural connection as strong as the original tooth’s root. An abutment is placed over the implant, with a crown, modeled after your natural teeth, is placed on top. A fully functioning and natural-looking tooth results, giving you that beautiful smile you thought you’d lost.

Dental Implant Treatment Process

If you’re considering implants, our office is happy to provide all the information you need in a consultation. We want you to feel comfortable with the process, so ask all the questions you have and we’ll get them answered. A basic treatment process consists of the initial evaluation, placing the implant, attaching the abutment, and replacing the tooth with a crown over the abutment. The timeline of the process will be individualized to each patient and will require various stages. In every case, you’ll love the results!

Bone Loss Treatments

Because implants require the bone around the implant site to be in good condition, treatments for bone loss must sometimes be required before an implant can be placed. Depending on the significance of the treatment, a timeline will be set for the implant procedure. Some of the treatments that may be needed include ridge preservation, ridge augmentation, a bone graft, or a sinus lift. Our office is happy to help you understand which is best for you.

Dental Implants vs Traditional Dentures

Because tooth loss is often a result of periodontal disease and bone loss, it is important to understand that dentures do not address the bone loss part of the problem. While they can replace your teeth, they require much maintenance, can damage remaining natural teeth, and do not help the jaw reverse bone deterioration. Implants, however, bond with the jaw bone to reverse the effects of bone loss and work to strengthen the existing bone. Implants are much lower maintenance and act just like your natural teeth.

Implant Supported Dentures

These new and improved types of dentures are permanently secured to your mouth so that they act and feel just like a natural set of teeth. They are stable, do not slip, are not uncomfortable, and allow you to eat and drink with confidence. No adhesives are required and your implant dentures can be easily removed for cleaning. Talk to our office about the denture options you have, including Bar-Retained Dentures and Ball-Retained Dentures.

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