Dental Implant Center of Rockville provides dental implants in Rockville, MD. Call 301-294-8700 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
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
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.
All-on-4® Treatment Concept
The All-on-4® Treatment Concept is a unique implant solution that allows patients to replace an entire arch of missing teeth using only four implants as “anchors.” The All-on-4® Treatment Concept solution simulates the look and feel of natural teeth and is easy to care for and more comfortable than traditional dentures.
Full Arch With Only Four/Six Implants
For patients missing an entire upper or lower arch of teeth, this implant solution involves placing four to six dental implants as anchors in the jaw to secure a full arch of replacement teeth. With implant-supported full arch restoration, there is no plate covering the roof of the mouth, so speaking and eating are more natural and comfortable than traditional dentures and these restorations can often be placed in one office visit, reducing both overall cost and healing time for the patient.
For patients with significant upper jawbone loss, a Zygoma dental implant may offer a unique solution that does not require bone grafting and moves directly to implant placement.
Dental implants typically require sufficient jawbone density and mass for secure implant placement. For patients without sufficient bone structure to support an implant, a bone graft procedure is often necessary prior to implant placement.
Longer than traditional implants, the Zygoma dental implant bypasses the jawbone and attaches the implant directly in the cheekbone, expediting both placement of the dental implant placement and the final restoration.
Mini Dental Implants (MDIs)
Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants
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.
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.
Yes, mini dental implants, or MDIs, are less expensive than regular implants. The cost is typically one-third less.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Placement of dental implants is much less painful as compared to having a tooth taken out.
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.
Yes! It takes 5 minutes to get an approval. Can pay off in a year interest-free.
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.