Dental Implants Rockville, Aspen Hill, & North Bethesda, MD
Everyone is a candidate for dental implants at Rockville Dental Arts. As you grow older, or if you are injured, then your tooth root can become damaged to the point that they have to be removed. Loose or missing teeth are unattractive and problematic. You may not be comfortable smiling in front of people. Additionally, you may find it hard to eat and you could even develop headaches from improper bite. Replacement teeth are easy and affordable at Rockville Dental Arts and do not involve bridges or dentures. Our doctors will assess your oral health and regular dental care is strongly recommended to all patients with artificial teeth.
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What Are Dental Implants?
For many years, the standard treatment for missing teeth was either dentures or a bridges that connected a false tooth to two surrounding teeth. These do not offer permanent solutions. They are not always visually appealing, and they can be uncomfortable. This is when dental implants came into the picture and they certainly are something you would want to discuss with a cosmetic and restorative dentist like Dr. Norkiewicz. You do not need an oral and maxillofacial surgeon when there is a highly trained and qualified dental surgeon like Dr. Norkiewicz. Whether you are missing a front tooth or a back molar or any other tooth it can easily be replaced to full form, function and proper aesthetics using the latest in implant technology. A single tooth implant is the standard of care in the 21st century, rather than bridges or dentures.
Implants offer a number of different benefits, including:
- They are stronger than dentures or bridges, offering a better and more permanent solution.
- The implants actually align your bite properly and maintain your jaw’s integrity. This means they reduce bone loss.
- They are actually embedded and affixed to the bone so they look much more natural.
- Oral hygiene is the same for implants as it is for natural teeth.
- One, some or all of the teeth can be replaced
Overall, there are numerous benefits to choosing implants in Rockville Maryland with an implant specialist like Dr. Norkiewicz.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Dental Implant?
Here at Rockville Dental Arts, Dr. Norkiewicz is extremely experienced in placing implants as he has done over 1000 implant placements. How long does it take? “Sometimes 15 minutes and sometimes 30 minutes” It depends on the case, but overall anywhere from 15-30 minutes. That’s quicker that most fillings! Generally we allow an hour in our schedule for an implant procedure. There’s some paperwork and we also go over all the post-op instructions after the procedure. It’s really very easy to put implants in – especially when you have as much experience as Dr. Norkiewicz!
Unfortunately the replacement tooth or teeth cannot be added for a few months. The implant needs to sit in the bone for several months while it undergoes a process called osseointegration. For some patients with good oral health the process is quick and for others with conditions such as diabetes or smokers the process can take longer but all in all our success rates for implant surgery exceeds 99%. Once the implant integrates then the artificial tooth can be placed on the fixture. The gum tissue around the new tooth with be healthy and eating and speaking will be normal. Even patients with periodontal disease are good candidates for artificial teeth.
Your Options for Dental Implants
If you do have loose or missing teeth, then you will want to contact our dental implant center at Rockville Dental Arts to discuss your options. We use the very best dental implants on the market. This is a cutting edge system that uses top quality ceramic materials and titanium screws to secure the new tooth in place for the long run.
First, a post is placed, which will be embedded in the bone with a titanium screw. If the quality and quantity of bone is not ideal then Dr. Norkiewicz will add additional bone to support the implant. Then, once this has healed, the crown will be placed on top for a perfectly natural looking and functional tooth. Occasionally a bone graft will need be added to help secure the metal post.
And we can work with you based on your needs. If you need more than one tooth replaced, we will use anchors for up to four missing teeth. Then, a dental bridge will be placed on the anchors. It is permanently in place and will not come loose. If you need all of your teeth replaced, then we offer this option as well. Your teeth will be replaced and functional with just four dental implant procedures.
When you visit for an appointment, a restorative dentist will discuss how the tooth implants will work while determining if you are a good candidate. The procedure itself is completely painless and only takes a few months to heal completely. The end result will be natural looking teeth that function just like your own would have.
When all the teeth are bad and not savable then Dr. Norkiewicz may recommend all on 4 dental implant procedure. This is basically a fixed dental bridge on top of the implants… A whole new set of teeth!
If you are interested to know the implant cost then we would love to see you in our office and evaluate your mouth and review your dental insurance plan if you have one.
Contact Your Implant Dentist Rockville MD
If you are ready to speak with an implant dentist or if you would like to schedule an appointment or know the dental implant cost, with our implant dentist, Dr. Norkiewicz, contact our Rockville dental implant office today at 301-424-2030 or fill out our contact form. We will go over your options, develop a customized treatment plan and help you see how going to a dentist for implant placement can change your life for the better. We are waiting to talk with you about your dental implant options.
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