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Dental Implants

Dental implants are a great way for people to permanently replace their missing teeth. Implants restore your teeth and smile to a perfectly natural looking and functioning state. Implant dentistry aims to replace the entire structure of a lost tooth from the root to the crown. An implant is a small screw-like fixture made of titanium. It is placed in the jawbone and acts as an artificial tooth root which can be covered using a variety of prosthetic appliances such as crowns, bridges and dentures.

In addition to these endosteal implants, our practice also offers subperiosteal implants. These are used for patients who have a shallow jawbone and are not able to undergo a bone grafting procedure. Subperiosteal implants are placed under the gum but on, or above, the jawbone.

A tooth replaced using dental implants has three parts:

  • The Implant – An implant is a post made using a metal such as titanium which acts as a root for the replacement tooth and is placed in the jawbone at the site of the lost tooth.
  • The Abutment – A connector which is built into or placed on top of the dental implant, to connect the implant to the replacement tooth or teeth.
  • Prosthetic Tooth/Teeth – A replacement tooth or set of teeth, custom-made to match the remaining natural teeth in the mouth.

Once the implants have been surgically placed in the jawbone, the posts fuse to the natural bone tissue through a process known as Osseo-integration and ultimately become a part of your oral anatomy, thereby offering the same stability and security as natural tooth roots. Custom-crafted replacement teeth are then attached to the implants via abutments.

You may be an ideal candidate for implant surgery if you:

  • Have sufficient jaw bone density
  • Are free from decay and gum disease periodontal disease
  • Are a non-smoker
  • Have good oral and overall health
  • Are willing to healthy oral habits after the procedure

For more information about dental implants, the gold-standard in tooth replacement, please contact the experts at All Smiles Bethesda. You can reach us at (301) 200-8804.

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"Dr Ziomek has been "managing my mouth" for more than 30 years! In fact I still fly back from New Mexico for my semi-annual exams and needed dental work. She is highly skilled, caring, gentle and always works to keep my teeth and gums healthy. Her staff reflects these same qualities. I recommend her office to everyone!"

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"One of the Best Dental Groups in the DMV! This was my first time at the office, but the staff made me feel welcomed as if I was a regular patient. The front desk staff was nice and welcoming! The dental hygienist is really knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. The individual rooms are huge. Each room is equipped with its own television! Usually I am scared of getting poked at but the hygienist gave me a pain free cleaning! Dr. Leung spoke to me after the cleaning and devised a great plan to ensure that my teeth stay strong and healthy. I will be coming back to visit Dr. Leung and his staff again! I highly recommend this dental group!"

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