Dental implants in DC are the solution for people that have lost one or more teeth from periodontal (gum) disease or an injury. During a dental implant procedure a prosthetic or artificial tooth root is placed into the jaw as an anchor for a replacement tooth. An artificial tooth, usually a crown, is then placed on the implant, giving the appearance and feel of a natural tooth. Implants are very stable, durable, and are the most aesthetically pleasing tooth replacement option.
The ideal candidates for dental implants in DC are in good general and oral health. The implant requires adequate bone in your jaw for support; the best candidates also have healthy gum tissues. This restorative treatment involves oral surgery and recovery time before the new tooth, a crown, is placed.
Dental implants do take more time than some other treatments because of the stages required for healing. The process typically involves a team of dental professionals – a surgeon (oral surgeon or periodontist) to place the implant, a lab technician to make the crown, and a restorative or cosmetic dentist to place the crown.
Dr. Halim typically works as part of an implant team – – a surgeon (oral surgeon or periodontist) to place the implant, a lab technician to make the crown, and a restorative dentist to place the crown. He can help with appropriate referrals for your implant team.
Questions about dental implants? Contact Dr. Halim. As a cosmetic dentist in DC, he will provide clear and helpful information about the procedure and help you determine if an implant is the right solution for you.
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