Implant Dentist – Tooth Implant Specialist at Rockville Maryland Teeth Implant Center
Tooth Replacement by One Implant Expert at One Location
Why do people come from all over the world to have teeth replaced by our Dental Implant Doctors? Because our Tooth Implant Doctors have successfully replaced thousands of teeth with Tooth Dental Implants…we also offer Biocompatible, Ceramic Teeth Implants. Ceramic Implant teeth are sometimes called Cosmetic Dental Implants, because they are white and metal-free. Cosmetic Teeth Implants are technically made of Zirconia.
“It is a privilege to be able to treat each and every one of my patients…I will carefully and personally handle your implant case from beginning to end” If you are looking for a dentist for Implants, please contact me for a Consultation.
Rockville Dental Implant Center is the Alternative to Clear Choice. We are not a national chain, but rather a single location Tooth Implant Dental Practice.
we are also proud not to be affiliated with Clear Choice (registered trademark).
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a material that is used to replace the root of a tooth. There are two different kinds of “root replacement materials.” Titanium metal dental implants and Zirconia or Ceramic non-metal Implants. Both materials are suitable materials and have their place in implant dentistry. Zirconia Implants have gained some popularity because they are more cosmetic and tooth colored. Zirconia Implants are non-metallic and more Biocompatible as well. Zirconia Implants vs Titanium Implants.
How do Tooth Implants Work?
Basically an Implant Expert puts the zirconia or titanium implant root into the gum and bone of the jaw. After a healing period, gum and bone grow around and attach to the implant. Implant healing is called osseointegration. A common misconception is that implants are screwed into bone and that is how they connect to the mouth. False, the strength of a dental implant comes from the healing of new gum and bone that surrounds and attaches to the new implant root.
What can Teeth Implants do for You?
Who is a Candidate for Dental Implants and who can get a tooth implant?
Basically anyone who is healthy and need a new tooth implant. It is rarely a good idea to do a dental implant for a growing child. Girls can receive teeth implants after the age of 15 and boys should wait till 17 and maybe 18. After child development, age is not a factor in getting a dental implant. As long as someone sees value in having teeth and is in a stable healthy condition, he/she can get a dental implant. Mouth implants can be received by 95 year olds who still find joy in eating and 21 year olds who need a tooth replaced for the remainder of their lives.
Can I get a Implant if I have Gum disease or Periodontal disease?
Gum disease is a disease of the ligament connection between the teeth, gums and jawbone. Dental Implants do not connect to the jaw bone by way of ligaments. Tooth Implants connect directly to the jawbone and gum tissue. Once the natural teeth are removed, gum disease and periodontal disease typically completely resolves because the periodontal ligaments are no longer present. In fact, once a moderate to severe condition of gum disease is diagnosed, it is usually best to remove the involved natural teeth as quickly as possible. Removing the natural teeth in the case of periodontal disease will preserve bone which is much needed bone for dental implants. During the progression of gum disease, the jaw bone will progressively be lost to the point the teeth will become loose and fall out. At the point where the teeth fall out, there will be very little remaining bone for tooth repacement. By removing the teeth early in gum disease, the prognosis for dental implants is a lot better. Dental Implant cases turn out a lot better with more bone and expensive gum and bone grafting may be avoided by acting early in the case of gum disease.
How to Replace Teeth with Implants:
Once an implant completes the healing, the tooth implant doctor can connect teeth to the implants by connecting it to an attachment called an abutment. The abutment is first permanently attached to the implant root (usually by way of a special screw). There are many different kind of abutments that are used for different tooth replacement options. For example, one abutment may be designed to connect a single tooth whereas another abutment can be used to connect an implant denture to an implant.
The typical healing period for a dental implant is 10 – 18 weeks depending on the quality of bone, the health of the patient and whether or not any bone grafting surgery was necessary at the time of implant surgery.
What is the best way to get a Tooth Replaced with Teeth Implants?
Have the bad tooth carefully removed and an implant placed immediately on the day of tooth removal. This is called immediate implant placement. Immediate implant surgery technique preserves gum and bone levels, saves time, often saves money and who wants to go through two different oral surgeon services – tooth extraction and dental implant surgery anyway.
If the tooth to be removed is infected or there has been bone loss, it may be necessary to do a bone graft along with the tooth implant surgeery. If the implant and bone graft can be done at the same time, implant healing will be complete in 10 – 18 weeks. In cases of severe infection or tooth abscess, it may not be possible to do immediate implant surgery. In these cases of more severe bone loss, it may be necessary to do a bone graft and place the implant 3 months after a bone graft healing period. If the bone graft and implant cannot be placed at the same time, it could take up to 6 months or even longer to get a dental implant.
It is not normal to have significant pain after Mouth Implant Surgery. Pain after Jaw Implant Surgery should be minimal or non-existent. There may be minimal pain the day of getting a dental implant and the night after giving way to mild to moderate soreness after the first 2 days. The soreness should be able to be managed with Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Your implant doctor should have given you an antibiotic after implant surgery. It is very important that you start and finish the antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor
Because the procedure cannot be truly “completed” in one day to the standards of todays implant dentistry. Yes you can roll the dice and get acrylic or plastic teeth made by dentists who have in-office dental labs. Why do that, when you get new teeth in a day (the acrylic ones i just mentioned) and in a short period of time later get beautiful Zirconia teeth that look gorgeous, are thinner and far more durable. Zirconia is a specialized porcelain that is way better than acrylic. The Zirconia has many brand names such as Prettau, Bruxzir and Hybridge. The CAD/CAM systems that make the zirconia teeth are millions of dollars and the systems are not affordable for a dental office lab and the teeth take far longer than one day to make. But here is the long story…