Dental Implants in Washington, D.C.

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What Are Dental Implants?

Seeking professional care for badly compromised teeth is important to the general wellness and function of your smile. To allow our Washington, D.C. patients to replace extracted or missing teeth, our dentists are pleased to offer realistic dental implants. An implant is composed of a metal screw that functions as a substitute tooth root. A unique dental crown, bridge, or denture takes the place of the viewable part of the missing tooth (or a few teeth). When you suffer from missing teeth or require a tooth extraction, set up an oral exam at Chang & Rothkopf Dental and ask about your fixed implant options.

What Are The Benefits Of Dental Implants?

Dental implants at Chang & Rothkopf Dental can restore your smile with a number of great benefits, including:

  • Offers multiple restoration options
  • Replaces one tooth or multiple teeth
  • Strengthens the bite
  • Improves speech
  • Prevents jaw bone loss
  • Preserves facial structure
  • Creates a more youthful appearance
  • Allows you to eat the foods you love
  • Easier to maintain
  • No messy adhesives


Fixed implants can replace any number of lost teeth, from one tooth to an entire arch. You may be a great candidate for dental implants if you suffer from the loss of teeth, require extractions, or are unhappy with your existing restoration. Implants call for strong jawbone support, healthy gum tissues, and a reliable oral environment, and a number of people could need additional care before they qualify as good candidates. Implant-supported restorations might not be an option if you are pregnant, use tobacco products, or have particular health disorders. During your appointment, we will help you decide if dental implants are right for you and your goals.

How do Dental Implant Work?

The treatment for oral implants includes the careful positioning of the post and the attachment of a natural-looking restoration (including partial pieces, bridges, or crowns). As soon as your mouth is ready for surgery, it is desensitized withlocal anesthesia. Sedation techniques may additionally be utilized to help you feel more comfortable during your operation. The fixed screw will be strategically positioned within your jaw at the appropriate area and given a period of time to fuse with the jaw through a process called osseointegration. When the treatment area has totally healed, which is usually 6 – 9 months later, Dr. Woo Young Chang will attach a customimplant crown, denture, or full-arch piece and assess the alignment of the bite.

What Is Recovery Like Following Dental Implants?

Individuals who get this treatment may experience moderate swelling, discoloration, and discomfort around the affected spot. Physician-provided or over-the-counter pain meds and cool compresses may help lessen some post-procedure aches or pains. When the titanium implant has been combined with the bone tissue and the special crown, denture, or bridge is attached, it's critical to follow a great dental cleaning schedule with daily tooth brushing and flossing techniques. When patients schedule with CK Dental & Associates for their biannual dental cleanings, we will employ special dental instruments to disinfect their dental implants and monitor the function of their restorations.

Dental Implants FAQ

Does getting dental implants hurt?

Although having dental implants placed is a more extensive procedure, before we begin, the entire treatment area is completely numbed with a local anesthetic to keep patients from feeling pain or discomfort. If pain is a concern, talk to us during your consultation about sedation options to further enhance your comfort. As your gums heal after the anchor posts are placed, there is typically minor soreness, bleeding, tenderness, and some discomfort as the gums heal. These are generally well controlled with over-the-counter pain relievers.

How long does it take to have dental implants done?

Typically, it takes about six months from your first appointment to have the anchor posts placed and your final visit to get your permanent replacement fixed.

How long do dental implants last?

The titanium anchors in your jaw are permanent; however, the crown, bridge, or denture affixed to them have an average lifespan of up to 15 years before they may need maintenance or replacement.

Lifelike Results for Your Smile

Our team of dentists is thrilled to offer implant-supported denture, crown, and bridge alternatives as reliable tooth replacements to Washington, D.C. patients. To discover your possibilities for replacing extremely damaged or missing teeth, set up your visit to Chang & Rothkopf Dental today!

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