Dental Implants in Germantown
Total Dental Care proudly offers dental implant services in Germantown, MD.
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About Dental Implants
A dental implant is a biocompatible titanium anchor that, over time, osseointegrates into the jawbone like a tooth root. After healing, an abutment post and crown are placed over the implant, creating a strong, stable, lifelike replacement for a missing tooth. Dental implants can also be used to anchor bridges and even full-arch replacements. Dental implants even help to avoid bone loss, which can cause a sunken look.
Guided Implant Placement
Digital technology and specialized training allow us to create an individualized treatment protocol for each patient, taking into consideration such factors as aesthetics, longevity, and function. The virtual treatment plan is then used to create a surgical guide that directs the precise placement of each implant, improving safety, accuracy, and prognosis.
Implant Supported Bridge
If three or more teeth in a row are missing, an implant supported bridge provides a functional and natural looking solution. An implant is placed at either end of the bridge to support a span of replacement teeth without damaging the structure of adjacent healthy teeth.
Implant Supported Denture
A removable implant supported denture requires as few as two implants to provide stability and strength. The denture snaps onto the implants, eliminating concerns about slipping or pinching and improving bite strength. A fixed implant supported denture requires additional implants, but eliminates the need to remove the denture at night or for cleaning. It is cared for just like natural teeth.
An All-on-4 procedure uses just 4 implants to replace an entire arch of missing teeth. It is a fixed solution that restores nearly full chewing ability and aesthetics. Unlike a traditional fixed implant supported denture, the All-on-4 requires only a single visit. The remaining teeth are extracted, the dental implants are placed, and the fixed bridge is attached, all during the same appointment. This reduces both costs and healing time.
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Dental Implants FAQS
How much do dental implants cost in Washington DC?
The total cost of a dental implant in the Washington DC area is in the range of $4,000 to $6,000 per tooth. The cost of implants depends on the complexity of the surgery, cost, such as whether there is enough bone at the implant site, which tooth is being replaced and what type, if any, anesthesia is used.
Who is a good candidate for dental implants?
The ideal candidate for a dental implant is someone in good general and oral health. There have to be adequate and healthy gums and bone at the site where the implant (s) will be placed. There should be no active periodontal infection. The patient has to have good oral hygiene to maintain good oral health, especially during the healing phase after the implant has been placed.
Can you get a dental implant in one day?
Yes, it’s true: you can get dental implants in one clinical appointment. Total Dental Care offers a revolutionary dental implant technique that can immediately replace missing or failing teeth in as little as one day (teeth in a day can range from a single tooth to upper and lower complete dentures). You won’t need to wait for implant-supported restorations to heal, which traditionally took months.
Does dental insurance pay for implants?
Some dental insurance plans do pay or partially pay for implants; however, patients should check with their insurance carrier to verify implant coverage as well as other dental procedures associated with implant placement such as bone grafts and anesthesia. For patients with no insurance coverage, We at Total Dental Care, have an in house dental plan to help patients with the cost of dental implants.
How can I get insurance to cover dental implants?
Some insurance plans cover implants, and some do not. To ensure that your dental insurance covers the implant be sure to review your dental insurance policy prior to subscribing. Know your policy and check if your insurance plan includes the procedures which may be done in conjunction with an implant (implant crowns, bone grafts anesthesia, etc.). Also, be sure to review the plan’s annual limit as there may be some additional out-of-pocket payment.
How long does it take to get all on 4 dental implants?
All-on-4 dental implants is a procedure where implants are placed and dentures are fitted to the implants on the same day and are also referred to as ‘teeth-in-a-day’. There are two phases to this procedure where the implants are placed in the first phase and the dentures are modified and anchored to the implants in the second phase. The total time including the two phases can vary depending on the number of implants placed and the complexity of the procedure. The total time can range from 4 to 8 hours with the patient leaving the office with a beautiful smile and full function.
Why are dental implants so expensive?
The cost of dental implants is high because the process of making and the materials used to make implants is very expensive. The highest grade of titanium is used to precisely make a sterile implant that is placed in the jaw bone. The materials and tools that are used to restore teeth are of very high quality and cost a lot to make.
What is the alternative to dental implants?
The most common alternative to dental implants for replacing a single tooth is the fixed bridge. The process of placing a fixed bridge requires the teeth on either side of the extracted tooth to be cut down, intentionally damaging the healthy teeth that are then used to attach and support the bridge. The alternative to replacing multiple missing teeth or all missing teeth is removable dentures that are taken in and out the mouth and are not strong with weak chewing power causing patients to have difficulty in properly chewing and digesting their food.
What happens if you have a tooth pulled and don’t replace it?
Teeth that are pulled (extracted) and not replaced can lead to a malocclusion where the upper and lower teeth shift and drift and do not fit together very well resulting in decreased ability to properly chew and digest one’s food. The shifting can occur from adjacent teeth as well as opposing teeth. The main purpose of the jaw bone is to house teeth and when the teeth are pulled and not replaced the jaw bone will resorb over time and become weaker and will limit the options of how the missing tooth can be replaced.
Questions? Call 240-813-9111 to learn more and schedule your appointment.