Dental Implants Are Our Specialty
Dr. Sreeni has decades of experience placing implants, with expertise in performing smile-in-a-day procedures in which teeth are extracted, implants are placed, and replacement teeth are attached all in a single day.
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Sivakumar Sreenivasan DMD, MDS
Dr. Sreeni graduated from dental school in India in 1984, then came to the United States as an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon in 1990. He put himself through dental school again at Boston University and an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
As an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Dr. Sreeni manages various problems relating to the Mouth, Teeth, and Facial Regions. His passion is in implant surgery, and he is well known for the same-day placement of implants following teeth removal, be it for single teeth or a complete "makeover" (smile in a day). He believes in using technology (3D scans/Live Navigation) to minimize complications and enhance accuracy. His goal is to maximize implant surgery results by carefully selecting the most predictable approach to provide functional and esthetic results.
Dr. Sreeni is also a dentist anesthesiologist and provides full anesthesia for children and adults. He can also diagnose and treat Facial Pain, Facial Injuries, Misalignment of the Jaws, and TMJ disorders.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can dental implants be done in one day?
Yes! Dr. Sreeni is a pioneer of the smile-in-a-day dental implant procedure, which he's been performing for decades. With this surgery, your teeth are extracted, implants are placed, and your restorations are attached all in a single visit to our office. This eliminates the need for multiple surgeries and the time to the final permanent bridge. It is also possible to place an implant at the time of tooth removal, be it in the front of the mouth or the back molar area.
Can you go from dentures to implants?
Yes, you can go from dentures to implants. If you've had dentures for quite a while, you may need a preliminary procedure to rebuild the lost bone. Sometimes, we can eliminate this step (building bone) by using implants placed at an angle or mini dental implants because MDIs don't require as much bone mass for support.
Are you put to sleep for dental implants?
Who is not suitable for dental implants?
Anyone who is not healthy and is immunosuppressed is not a good candidate as they may not heal well following dental implant surgery. Uncontrolled diabetes and heavy tobacco users are likely to be very slow healers.
What is the alternative to dental implants?
Other replacements for missing teeth include dentures and bridges. However, keep in mind that these solutions only replace the visible portion of the missing tooth. Dental implants also replace the root portion of the tooth, which keeps your bite strong and prevents bone loss in the jaw.
Are mini dental implants permanent?
What Our Patients Are Saying
The team at Dental Implant Center of Rockville are awesome. The whole team provided the needed services to ensure a smooth oral surgery: Jasmin, Will, Cindy, Priscilla, Michelle and Dr. Sreeni.
Dr. Sreeni even called to check on me and that was comforting. The guidance I received from Will helped a lot. All of you were great. Thank you.
- Ruth Y.
Dr. Sreeni and his team members are excellent! I always feel respected and well informed at each visit. The office is a positive, calm environment that makes it easier to relax and feel at ease despite my dental, oral concerns. You may feel the same way too.
5/5 stars, would recommend to friends and family!
- R. Spencer
I had an outstanding experience at the Dental Implant Center. It was my first visit to consult with Dr. Sreeni. The doctor, the nursing staff and the office staff were all exceptionally professional, thoughtful and caring!
Dr. Sreeni has a very pleasant and reassuring demeanor, and he and his staff explained the details about my upcoming procedure very clearly.
- Krishnan C.
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Dental implants are titanium posts that are placed in the jawbone to replace the root of missing teeth. Abutments are attached to these posts, which are then used to anchor in place crowns, bridges, full or partial dentures. Because the dental implants and the jaw bone fuse together through a process known as osseointegration, this type of restoration results in a strong bite, improved function, and the preservation of bone density and facial structures.
At the Dental Implant Center of Rockville, we use state-of-the-art technology to optimize outcomes for our patients. With guided implant placement, we utilize CBCT scans and virtual 3D models of your teeth and jaw to simulate dental implant results in order to develop a treatment plan customized to each patient’s unique needs. We then take this model and use it to create a surgical guide to use during implant placement, to ensure that all implants are placed at the precise location, angle, and depth. For patients who are missing a few teeth we are able to navigate the implants with X-Nav. This allows Dr. Sreeni to place implants with 3D guidance on the same day of consultation without the loss of time of fabricating a 3D model and surgical guide (10 day turn around).
Single Tooth Dental Implants
For single tooth dental implants, we place a biocompatible titanium post in the jaw, which holds an abutment that is used to anchor a dental crown. Dr. Sreeni is able to place implants and abutments immediately after a tooth has been extracted, an approach that saves time, money, and minimizes the need for anesthesia, time off of work, and pain medications.
Implant-supported bridges are used when three or more adjacent teeth are missing. The difference between this type of bridge and a traditional bridge is that rather than placing crowns on surrounding teeth, dental implants are used instead to act as anchors for the bridge. This type of bridge is made with realistic-looking materials to blend in with your remaining teeth, resulting in improved function and aesthetics.
Implant Supported Dentures
With implant-supported dentures, a full or partial denture is held in place with two or more dental implants instead of adhesive paste. This results in a more stable restoration, for a stronger bite and increased self-confidence. Implant-supported dentures may be fixed or removable (also called snap-on dentures).
Full Arch With Only Four/Six Implants
For patients missing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth, we can use this unique solution which involves placing four dental implants to use as anchors to secure a full arch of replacement teeth.
Mini Dental Implants (MDIs)
Mini dental implants are used when bone mass in the jaw is insufficient to support traditional implants. MDIs function the same way as standard implants, but the size of the post is smaller, so they don’t require the same amount of bone support from the jaw. The placement of MDIs is less invasive than traditional implant surgery and can be performed without need for stitches.