Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh provides affordable dental implant services in Rockville, MD. Dental implants are the gold standard of tooth replacement options. Implants are tooth prosthetics that provide structural and functional support. Get dental implants at our Rockville, MD dental office for missing teeth or an ill-fitted denture or bridge.
Choosing dental implants or an implant-secured bridge or denture is an investment in your long-term oral health. Without treatment, missing teeth can lead to decay, periodontal disease, gum recession, and jawbone loss. Even living with just one missing tooth could cause jawbone decay, additional tooth loss, and facial sinking. Teeth may also shift to fill the gap that the lost tooth leaves behind.
Fortunately, our modern implant dentistry can address these issues before they happen. We will add stability and support your long-term oral health. Continue reading to learn if dental implants are right for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants work to stabilize the integrity of your face’s shape by supporting the structure of the jawbone. They simulate natural tooth roots to promote bone growth and prevent deterioration of existing bone. Our implants have a high success rate, and provide many long-term oral health benefits. Some of the benefits of dental implants include the following:
- 95% Success rate
- Restores natural bite function
- Natural-looking dental prosthetic
- Long-lasting and durable
- Stabilize your bite when chewing and bitting-down
- Protects the integrity of your facial structure
- No dietary limitations
The Parts of a Dental Implant
A dental implant is a synthetic tooth root that our dentist surgically places into the jawbone. The implant post, or titanium post, will replace a missing tooth root. It provides a strong and stable foundation for a replacement crown, bridge, or denture. Dental implants consist of three components: the titanium implant post, the abutment, and the dental prosthetic or restoration.
- Implant post/body/fixture: This is the part of the implant that our dentist surgically places in the bone. It consists of a titanium alloy that the human body does not reject. The post will provide a stable foundation for the artificial tooth. Once permanently in place, the titanium will fuse to the bone. Thus providing a stable foundation for the complete implant restoration.
- The Abutment: This is the part of the implant that attaches to the post and will hold the artificial tooth or prosthetic in place. The abutment is titanium as well. The abutment connects to the implant post with a screwing motion.
- The Dental Crown or Prosthetic: The crown is the visible part of the implant. We custom-build each crown to match your existing teeth. The crown attaches to the abutment and provides the necessary functionality and aesthetics to the complete dental implant.
They Types of Dental Implant Restorations
Our dentist in Rockville, MD can replace any number of missing teeth with an implant-supported restoration. We can use an implant-supported dental crown to replace a single missing tooth. For multiple consecutive missing teeth, we can place an implant-supported dental bridge. We can place implant-supported dentures for our patients who are missing all their teeth or a single arch.
Regardless of your needs, we have a dental implant option that will restore your smile. Furthermore, we will match whatever restoration you choose to the exact color, shape, and size of your natural teeth. The results will blend in seamlessly with the rest of your smile.
To learn more about our dental implants, see:
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Cost of Dental Implants
- The Dental Implant Process
- Dental Implants vs. Dentures
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
- Multiple Teeth Dental Implants
- Complete Dental Implant Services
Our dentists at Congressional Dental Care offer Teeth-in-a-day implant-supported hybrid prosthesis services! Teeth-in-a-day treatment plans offer natural-looking teeth replacement in one visit to our Rockville dentist office.
Our dentists can coordinate the removal of damaged teeth, place implants, and secure a dental restoration in one day. This is possible because of our through comprehensive pre-treatment planning. Using advanced 3D digital dental software, our dentists can optimize your healthy bone structure.
We will create a foundation for a long-lasting implant prosthetic. To learn more about replacing all of your teeth in one visit, see Teeth-in-a-day.
Complete Dental Implant Services in Rockville
Dr. Ali Sarkarzadeh and Dr. Sina Farzin work together to provide patients with quality dental implants. We provide full-service dental implant treatment plans tailored to each individual patient’s unique needs and cosmetic goals. Our dental implant services help patients streamline the implant process. We provide all phases of treatment from the comfort of our Rockville, MD dental office.
Dr. Sina Farzin will perform the surgical phase of your dental implant placement. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Farzin creates accurate and personalized dental implant treatment plans. His plans will provide lasting and natural results to improve the function and stabilize the structure of your bite and smile.
Dr. Farzin also provides gum and bone grafting for advanced periodontitis patients. Patients with gum disease will require additional treatments before receiving their tooth implants. This is to make sure that your mouth supports a full prosthetic without issue.
Our dentists are happy to discuss all of your dental implant options with you to determine what best suits your needs. Call our office to schedule a consultation and discover what restoration is best for you. We love helping patients restore their quality of life and preserve the longevity of their oral health.
Dental Implant FAQs
Do you have further questions about the dental implant services we offer? Continue reading to find answers to commonly asked questions.
Can you sleep with implants?
Patients can sleep while wearing their implants. Dental implants will act just like any other tooth. Patients can leave their implants in to eat, sleep, and brush their teeth. They function just like your natural teeth since they permanently attach to your jaw bone.
Does food get under dental implants?
Dental implants will function like natural teeth. In most cases, they will not limit our patients in any way so diets may remain the same. However, there is a possibility that implants can trap food beneath or between them. The most common foods that can cause this issue is chewy and sticky candy, nuts, taffy, and gum.
How long does it take for gums to heal after an implant procedure?
Gums will need to heal for about 3 months after a dental implants procedure before everything feels back to normal. After this period, we can provide you with a temporary restoration. This will help the bone heal until you’re ready for your permanent prosthetic.
Is there a lot of pain with dental implants?
Because it’s a surgical procedure, you’ll experience some discomfort after the surgery. The peak of this occurs 48 to 72 hours after your surgery. However, you shouldn’t experience any severe pain. You may feel soreness and discomfort for a few days. Call our office immediately if you have any severe sharp pain.
When can I eat after getting dental implants?
Things will be gradual for the first 12-24 hours after the surgery. You’ll start with a liquid and soft diet. We want to bring you back to a full and normal diet gently. You’ll be able to eat normally after about a week.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
Some restrictions will limit who can get dental implants. For example, you must be healthy enough overall to be able to handle a surgical procedure. We will need to treat previous oral health conditions, such as gum disease, before we can proceed with implants.
You also must have a certain amount of healthy bone structure to support the implants. A bone graft or other procedure can give you the necessary bone structure.
To see more questions and answers, visit Dental Implant FAQs.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
Dental implants in Rockville, MD, can perfectly replace your missing teeth. Schedule a dental exam and consultation with Dr. Sarkarzadeh or Dr. Farzin. They will discuss your dental health, cosmetic goals, and budget concerns to determine if dental implants are right for you. Congressional Dental Care is currently accepting new patients.