Dental Implants

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What is a dental implant? 

A dental implant is an effective and predictable way to replace a missing tooth. A bio-compatible titanium-based implant piece is surgically placed into your upper or lower jaw bone. A ceramic piece resembling a tooth will be attached to the implant. Implant crowns are made of ceramic, metal, or a combination of the two.

How to replace a missing tooth

There are 4 general options in replacing a single missing tooth: removable denture, fixed bridge, dental implant, or no treatment. Your dentist will discuss the prognosis and feasibility of each option with you. This page is meant to help you better understand dental implant process. 

 

What to expect when replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant at Taira Dentistry

A dental implant is the closest substitute to a natural tooth that we have in modern technology. A dental implant mimics the way a tooth root is anchored into the bone. The success of a dental implant depends heavily on the amount and quality of bone that you have in the area missing a tooth. The more dense bone you have, the prognosis of the implant. At Taira Dentistry, we have state-of-the art CBCT technology that will help us determine the quality of your bone. 

 

Systemic factors such as diabetes or impaired healing can reduce your probability of implant success. 

Can older adults have implants? 

Yes! Even at age 60+, you can still be a candidate for implants. 

How much do implants cost? 

An implant with the implant crown in the Gaithersburg, Potomac, and Rockville might cost anywhere between $5,000-7,000. 

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