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
"People say they hate going to the dentist but Dr. Rothkopf and team make you feel safe, relaxed, and ready to smile big!!"- M.B. / Google / Nov 16, 2022
"Dr. Kye is a terrific dentist--extraordinarily conscientious, thorough, and communicative. The hygienists, assistants and staff are all outstanding. I have been a patient of Dr. Rothkopf's for many years, and the addition of doctors Kye and Chang ensure that this practice will continue to live up to its excellent reputation."- P.C. / Google / Nov 11, 2022
"Best dental practice."- F.G. / Google / Nov 09, 2022
"I’ve always had a great experience here. Dr. Rothkopf has been my family’s go-to dentist for decades. He’s always made me feel comfortable, and I trust his judgment. I recently saw Dr. Kye for some dental work, and she is thorough, kind, and very gentle. I almost drifted off to sleep while she was working! Great staff all around. Highly recommend."- A.R. / Google / Nov 09, 2022
"Very fortunate to have landed in his care!"- R.L. / Google / Nov 04, 2022
CANDIDATES FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS
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.
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!
How Long Can a Dental Implant Take to Fuse with the Bone?
Dental implants usually fuse to the bone after about six months post-procedure. Dr. Chang can help you through this process.Read
Will I Need a Bone Graft for Dental Implants?
Whether or not you need a bone graft before a dental implant depends on the condition of your jaw and how long you've waited for treatment.Read
I Just Lost My Tooth. Is It Too Soon to Get A Dental Implant?
The timing of your dental implant varies based on the extent of the dental damage, the status of your gums and jawbone, and other unique factors.Read