Dental Implants in Bethesda
Best Implant Dentist & Replacement Teeth Options in Bethesda
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are replacement teeth that consist of a root and a crown, much like natural teeth. When you lose a tooth, top implant dentist, Dr. Greenbaum, replaces it with a titanium screw that he places in your jaw to serve as a new root. That implant screw anchors the new crown restoration, securely holding it in place.
Replacing Missing Teeth with Dental Implants
Dental implants are today’s best teeth replacement option available. Mirroring the basic parts of a natural tooth, an implant tooth consists of a biocompatible screw that permanently fuses with jawbone to form a solid foundation for an artificial tooth. Dr. Greenbaum, the top implant dentist in Bethesda, places singe stage implants which require just one surgery. Despite the healing period that remains, fewer procedures make for a more convenient and comfortable experience. If you are missing many teeth, we offer a variety of options, including implant-supported dentures and the innovative All-on-4 technique that secures an entire arch of teeth to your jaw with just 4 screws.
If you’ve lost teeth, don’t let too much time pass before you make an appointment to have them replaced. What most people don’t realize is that the jawbone begins to deteriorate as soon as we lose a tooth and chewing capacity which stimulates growth and maintains bone mass begins to decline. If you wait and your jawbone shrinks, you’ll need a bone grating surgery to build the jaw back up, so it has sufficient mass to support an implant. Bone grafting procedures are common, and Dr. Greenbaum has extensive experience in grafting new bone to your jawbone, ensuring implant success.
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How to Get a Dental Implant
Implant teeth surgery is often a team effort with care from an oral surgeon, periodontist, and general dentist. At Bethesda Center for Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Dr. Greenbaum is highly trained and experienced in performing all steps in the implant process. From the initial tooth extraction(s) to any necessary bone grating to implant placement and then the fabrication and placing of the final crown, you can have all the work done in one place. This will not only save you time, but money as well. And having one expert that is intimately involved in every detail of the procedure ensure superior comprehensive care.
The first step in your implant journey is scheduling a consultation with our implant dentist, so he can assess your mouth, teeth, gums, and jaw to determine if you’re a candidate for this life changing procedure. Once you’ve decided to move forward with treatment, we work together with you to create a treatment plan that meets the goals you have for your teeth.
How do implants work?
Once the implant is inserted in the jawbone, at least six weeks is needed for the integration to take place. Once the implant is fully fused with the bone, we place a support post on the implant which holds the new replacement tooth. We can place a temporary tooth as soon as the implant is placed until the healing is complete and it’s time for the crown to be attached.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases, a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.