If you have missing teeth, dental implants my be the best solution. Dr. Christopher Banks offers dental implant solutions for patients in the Washington D.C. area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and find out if dental implants are right for you.
What is a Dental Implant?
A dental implant is a bio-compatible titanium post designed to fuse to the jaw bone – replacing the root of a missing tooth. The implant is used to support a dental crown (for a single missing tooth), bridge (for several missing teeth) or a denture (to replace all missing teeth).
Benefits of Dental Implants
- 98% success rate (highest rate compared to other dental procedures)
- Prevents bone loss and gum recession
- Promotes a healthier diet with fresh foods
- Unlike bridgework requires no preparation to neighboring teeth
- Improves speech
- Improves comfort in denture wearing patients
About the Dental Implant Procedure
One to three visits are typically necessary to complete the dental implant procedure. During the first visit, Dr. Banks will complete a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants. You should be in overall good health and have enough healthy jaw bone to support the implanted post.
Dr. Banks will coordinate the surgical phase of the dental implant procedure with a local oral surgeon and follow up with your care to ensure a good result. The placement of the dental implant is a simple procedure performed in the oral surgeon’s office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone.
After the healing process is complete, Dr. Banks will attach a dental crown, bridge or denture to permanently restore aesthetics and function to your smile. Your restoration will look and function the same as your natural teeth. You can brush and floss normally. Routine visits to the dentist will ensure long term health and function of the dental implant.
Schedule Your Dental Implant Consultation
A little change in your smile can make a big change in your appearance. We offer cosmetic dental treatment that are quick, painless, and affordable. Call 301.654.5878 or request an appointment online.