Dental Implants Near Me in Chevy Chase, MD

Dental Implants Near Me

Did you recently lose a tooth? Dental implants can help you restore
your beautiful smile.

What is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that is inserted into
your jawbone to take the place of a lost tooth root. The dental implant
then supports a dental prosthesis such as a crown or bridge. With this,
the patient gets a complete tooth: a root and a crown. The artificial
tooth functions just like a natural tooth.

Benefits of Dental Implants

A dental implant replaces a single tooth or multiple teeth. Patients
who have lost multiple teeth do not require a dental implant for each
tooth. Some of the benefits of dental implants include:

  • They restore biting and chewing abilities.

  • They restore confidence.

  • They protect nearby teeth from teeth-shifting that may occur when
    a tooth is lost.

Types of Dental Implants

Types of dental implants include endosteal and subperiosteal.

Endosteal: This is the most common type of
dental implant where the implant is inserted into your jawbone.

Subperiosteal: This is common in people who
have a small jawbone. The implant is fixed on top of the jawbone.

Dental Implant Procedure

The dental implant procedure is almost the same for everyone but the
experience may be different depending on

  • The location of the missing tooth root

  • The number of teeth that require replacement

  • The oral health of the patient

  • The condition of the jawbone

Considering the above differences, the dental implant procedure
begins with your oral surgeon making an incision on your gums. The
surgeon uses a local anesthetic to numb the area so that you don’t
experience pain.

The implant is then inserted into your jawbone and the incision is
closed. A protective crown will then be placed much later as you

Consult Us

Dental implants have a high success rate. Call us today to discuss
your suitability for the procedure as well as any risks involved.