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Dental Implant Center of Rockville provides dental implants in Rockville, MD. Call 301-294-8700 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
As you might guess by the name of our practice, 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.
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).
Our Rockville, MD practice offers the following types of dental implants:
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.
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
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 reduces cost, risk, and the amount of time required for dental implants. It is also possible to place an implant at the time of tooth removal.
Are mini dental implants permanent?
Yes, just like traditional dental implants, mini dental implants can be a permanent replacement for missing teeth with proper care and maintenance. The main difference between the two types of implants is the size, but they function the same way.
Are mini implants cheaper than regular implants?
Yes, mini dental implants, or MDIs, are less expensive than regular implants. The cost is typically one-third less.
How many implants do you need for dentures?
A partial denture can be held in place with as few as two dental implants, while a full arch (replacing all upper or lower teeth) requires at least four dental implants.
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 like a sinus lift or grafting to prepare your mouth for dental implant surgery, but sometimes by using mini dental implants, we can eliminate this step because MDIs don’t require as much bone mass for support.
Are you put to sleep for dental implants?
Yes, you can sleep through a dental implant procedure with IV sedation; unlike with general anesthesia, you will still retain some level of consciousness, but you will not be aware of what’s happening around you or have any memory of your surgery afterwards. Some people know this type of sedation as twilight anesthesia.
Who is not suitable for dental implants?
If you are a healthy adult, you are likely a candidate for dental implants. If you have gum disease, it will need to be treated. Uncontrolled diabetes can also preclude you from surgery, as can being a tobacco user.
What is the alternative to dental implants?
Other replacements for missing teeth include dentures and bridges. Keep in mind, though, that these solutions only replace the visible portion of the missing tooth. Dental implants also replace the root portion of the tooth, which is what keeps your bite strong and prevents bone loss in the jaw.
Are dental implants safe for seniors?
Dr. Sreeni has performed dental implant procedures on hundreds of seniors during his decades of practice, with fantastic results. As long as there are no underlying health conditions that make them a poor candidate for surgery, dental implants are safe for older patients.
How much do dental implants cost in Rockville MD or the Greater Washington DC vicinity?
They say everything is more expensive in the Greater Washington area. While this is true for restaurant meals, transportation services, and rent, it is only partially true when it comes to dental implants. Dental implants are expensive no matter where you get them done. Here are some things to consider when evaluating how much a dental implant will cost.
How much is a dental implant in Rockville, MD?
The average cost of a dental implant is $2500.
Average cost of an implant and a dental implant crown in the Rockville area is $5000. This includes a crown over the implant. This estimate will vary depending on if there is additional bone grafting or general anesthesia at the time of surgery as well as custom abutments (foundation over the implant which supports the crown) is used.
How effective are teeth implants?
Dental implants are the closest we can get to Mother Nature. I would say 90% and up in functionality as compared to a healthy natural tooth.
How painful is it to get dental implants?
Placement of dental implants is much less painful as compared to having a tooth taken out.
Will insurance cover dental implants?
Most dental insurance covers a certain percentage of the cost towards the implant (foundation within the bone) and towards the crown (the visible portion in the mouth) to the maximum allowable under your dental plan. It is important to understand what your deductible is as well as yearly maximum and percentage of coverage from the insurance company.
Can you get a payment plan for dental implants?
Yes! It takes 5 minutes to get an approval. Can pay off in a year interest-free.
Can I eat after implant surgery?
For the first 24 hours, it is recommended to have cold liquids, after that soft foods can be eaten for a two week period before resuming normal foods.
Dental Implant Discount Plans
Some dental discount plans offer some savings for dental implants if you join. These plans often have little to no waiting periods. Some dental discount plans provide savings from the first day you join them. While the discount plan won’t actually pay for any services, it does provide a predetermined discount on dental services.
Ready to Get Started?
If you’re ready to get started with a highly experienced dental team in Rockville, Dr. Sreeni at 301-294-8700 to schedule your first appointment.