Dental Implants Washington DC
Did you know that your jaw and gums react to the loss of even a single adult tooth? That’s why we recommend the tooth replacement with a dental implant in Washington DC. Whether a tooth is lost due to injury, disease, decay, or aging, it causes more than just a gap between remaining teeth.
What Are Dental Implants?
Of course, we have been mentioning implants without explaining them fully! At L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts, their dentists are skilled in general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry. Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz and Dr. Nadeem Azeez are both able to provide patients of Washington DC with dental implants to help them overcome the loss of one or more teeth.
Using HIOSSEN implants (also known as the “second permanent tooth”) the doctors will use a two-step process of the tooth implant placement. First, they will prepare you for implant placement by extracting any problematic teeth and assessing your needs. They will then surgically place the new “root”, which is a special titanium implant that integrates naturally with your jaw. When fully healed, an all-new crown is placed on top of the implant.
Of course, patients may need more than a single tooth replaced, and at L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts we do single, multi-tooth, and “all-on-4” implants. Superior to dentures and bridges, the all-on-4 implants replace all of your teeth on both upper and lower jaws with four implants and dentures designed to secure to them.
How Much do Dental Implants Cost?
The short answer is – it depends. How many teeth are being replaced? What tooth or teeth? What size will the dental implant be? What type of crown will go on top? Does it need an abutment? Obviously, without seeing the patient or the entire mouth we cannot give accurate pricing. However, generally dental implant range from $2000 – $5000 a tooth. If multiple teeth are missing then fewer tooth implants are needed. For example, in the all on 4 case, only 4 implants are needed to hold the entire arch of teeth. We do offer complimentary consultations for this reason. Patients want to know how much their implants will cost. With a proper evaluation and xray, we can give an accurate cost for dental implants.
The Importance of Roots and Crowns
First, when an adult tooth is lost, that gap left behind can allow two things to occur: it can cause remaining teeth to shift out of alignment, and it exposes the surface of teeth to decay and wear. Both of these things can be prevented when dental implants are used to replace the missing tooth (or even multiple teeth).
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Second, beneath the surface of the gums, the roots of the teeth had once given stability to the crown but also interacted with the jaw and the gum tissue. Your teeth have nerves and receive blood, and when an adult tooth is lost, it causes a reaction in the gum and jaw. Described as atrophy or recession, the loss of your roots can cause the tissue and bone to shrink and recede. This can change the appearance of the face as well as weaken the jaw in general.
Again, with tooth implants, this problem is alleviated because the implant tells the jaw and gum to act naturally and remain intact and healthy.
On top of these issues, it is also important to note that people who lose one or more adult teeth are faced with further challenges over time. For example, the alveolar bones will shrink and this can make it challenging to use dentures. Without all of your teeth you may find it hard to chew and enjoy a healthy diet and digestion. Your speech may suffer, and your overall quality of life may suffer.
And in all of these instances, properly chosen dental implants may be the answer!
How do I Get Started with Dental Implants Washington DC
Before having dental implants, you will need to work with our team to get all of your general dental needs addressed. Cleanings, exams, and traditional preventative care is necessary, along with an assessment by one of the doctors to determine what sort of dental implants are right for you. When finished, you will need to visit for post-implant care, but among the key benefits of implants are low risk for failure, no cavities in implants, and a higher quality of life. There are little to no cons when it comes to the pros and cons of dental implants. The only downside may be the higher cost.
If you are interested and think you are a dental implant candidate for this amazingly simple and effective form of implant dentistry, or other treatments, feel free to call L’Enfant Plaza Dental Arts at 202-488-8300 or use the online contact form and one of their friendly and knowledgeable staff will be in touch with you shortly. For any unanswered questions, read our FAQs page. Be sure not to fall for any common misconceptions floating around.
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