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. If you are missing teeth or have an ill-fitted denture or bridge, get dental implants at our Rockville, MD dental office for added stability and to support your long-term oral health.
Choosing dental implants or an implant-secured bridge or denture is an investment in your long-term oral health. Left untreated, missing teeth can lead to decay, periodontal disease, gum recession, and jawbone loss. Our patients with just one missing tooth could experience jawbone deterioration, 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 using dental implants. Continue reading to find out if dental implants are right for you.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants work to stabilize the integrity of the face shape by supporting the structure of the jawbone. Dental implants simulate natural tooth roots to promote bone regeneration and prevent deterioration of existing bone. Implants have a very 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. It is a titanium post which replaces a missing tooth and 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 the 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 and provide 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. It is usually 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 of 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! For qualifying patients, Teeth-in-a-day treatment plans offer natural-looking teeth replacement in just one visit to our Rockville, MD dentist office.
Through comprehensive pre-treatment planning, our dentists can coordinate the removal of any damaged teeth, place implants and secure a dental restoration all in one day. Using advanced 3D digital dental software, our dentists can optimize your healthy bone structure to create a foundation for a long-lasting dental 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 under one roof. 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 by providing all phases of treatment from the comfort of our Rockville, MD dentist office.
Dr. Sina Farzin will perform the operational phase of your dental implant treatment. With over 20 years of experience, Dr. Farzin offers personalized dental implant treatment plans that 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 who require additional treatments before receiving their dental implants.
Our dentists are happy to discuss all of your dental implant options with you to determine what best suits your needs. Visit the following links or call our office to schedule a consultation and discover what restoration is best for you. We love helping patients restore their smile 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 dental implants?
Patients can sleep while wearing their implants. Dental implants are designed and intended to act and be treated 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 are surgically attached to the jaw bone.
Does food get under dental implants?
Dental implants are designed to function like natural teeth. In most cases, patients are not limited in any way by their dental implants. Diets may remain the same. However, if a patient eats food that is known to get stuck between their teeth, there is a possibility that it gets stuck beneath or between their implants.
How long does it take for gums to heal after dental implants?
After dental implants have been put in, patients’ gums will need to heal before everything feels back to normal. After this period, we can provide you with a temporary restoration until the bone is healed and you’re ready for your permanent one.
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 48-72 hours after your surgery. However, you shouldn’t experience any severe pain. It’s mainly 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, normal diet gently. You’ll be able to eat normally after about a week.
Am I a good candidate for dental implants?
There are some restrictions on who can get dental implants. You have to be healthy enough overall to be able to handle a surgical procedure. If you have previous oral health conditions, such as gum disease, those will need to be treated 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 regarding dental implants, see Dental Implant FAQs.
Schedule a Dental Exam Today
If you are missing teeth and interested in dental implants in Rockville, MD, 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.