Washington, DC dentists Dr. John and Dr. Jeremi Arroyo offer dental implants for patients who have lost one or more teeth. Dental implants are an exciting option for patients with missing teeth. Studies show that dental implants have a 35% higher success rate when compared to traditional fixed bridgework or dentures. They offer the most life-like replacement option for missing teeth, enabling patients to enjoy the best possible quality of life with no daily maintenance.
During a consultation, Dr. John or Dr. Jeremi will thoroughly evaluate your dental health to ensure you are a candidate for this treatment option. They will take time to discuss your personal concerns and goals before recommending dental implants as the solution for your dental concerns.
Dental Implants: What to Expect
One to three visits are typically necessary to complete the dental implant procedure. During the first visit, Dr. John or Dr. Jeremi 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.
The placement of the dental implant is a simple procedure performed in our Washington dentist office. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone.
After the healing process is complete, your dentist 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.
Dental Implant vs. Bridge vs. Denture
All three of these restorations replace missing teeth, however a dental implant is the only one that replaces the actual root structure of a tooth. This means that the prosthetic tooth (or teeth) is permanently fixed in the mouth and does not require any support from neighboring teeth or use of adhesives.
For denture patients, dental implants can minimize speech impediments often associated with loose or ill-fitting dentures. The dental implants will also allow you to eat more foods and chew much more efficiently so you can live your life without concern over what foods you can and cannot eat.