WHAT ARE DENTAL IMPLANTS?
Dental Implants are made of Titanium or Zirconia and are placed in the jawbone to replace missing teeth very close to the original tooth’s look and function. When dental implants are placed in your jawbone, they bond with your natural bone in about 3 to 6 months. With today’s modern dental implant we can replace one or multiple missing teeth.
Is it safe to do dental implants?
The success rate for dental implants is shown to be 95% and the implant itself is usually made of Titanium or Zirconia. Dental Implants are embedded in the jawbone in a surgical procedure. Both options of implant materials are biocompatible, considered safe and FDA approved.
Why Choose Us?
The Prestipino Dental Group is home to a team of highly educated, trained, and experienced dentists. Together, they offer patients with missing teeth personalized solutions that will restore dental health. Focused on providing the highest standard of care and incorporating leading science and techniques, patients benefit in many ways from their knowledge, skill, and innovation.
Dr. Vincent Prestipino and Dr. Tassos Sfondouris place all types of dental implants in our Bethesda dental office for replacing one, several, or a full arch of lost teeth. Our dental care team pays attention to every detail in an effort to provide an exceptional patient experience in a safe manner.
Dr. Prestipino developed the first all-ceramic dental implant abutment, which aids in offering a more natural restoration. He is also a member of the American College of Prosthodontists and is a Fellow in the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and in the Academy of Osseointegration. Dr. Sfondouris graduated from the University of Maryland, School of Dentistry in the Fellowship program for Periodontics, Implants & Prosthetics. He specializes in prosthodontics, a branch of dentistry dedicated to revitalizing the smiles of patients with damaged or missing teeth. Dr. Prestipino and Dr. Sfondouris work with patients to listen to their concerns and evaluate their smiles for the best possible restorative results. Our dentists at Prestipino Dental Group in Bethesda, MD are dedicated to patient education and health.
Missing Teeth Problems
Tooth loss can create a ripple effect that impacts your oral health and even overall health. It is important to replace a missing tooth or teeth as soon as possible in order to prevent future dental problems. Losing a tooth also means you are losing the root, which can cause a further increase in bone tissue and facial sagging. Remaining teeth can shift into the new gap and overcrowd, increasing your risk of gum disease and tooth decay.
If you have just had a tooth extracted, lost a tooth, or have missing teeth, we will examine your smile and discuss your concerns before recommending the best treatment options for you. We can review your budget, oral health goals, and dental history in order to create a custom treatment plan.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Our dentists will examine your teeth using 3-D digital imagery in order to create an effective treatment plan. If you require surgery or periodontal therapy before receiving your implants, we can help coordinate your care. Dr. Sfondouris is an experienced prosthodontist who works with patients who have missing or damaged teeth. He will be able to recommend bone grafting, sinus augmentation, or other treatments that may be added to your restoration process.
The best implant candidates have enough bone tissue to support their implants. During the implant process, the titanium implant post fuses with the jawbone tissue, creating a solid structure. This structure helps to improve your oral health and provide a more stable and balanced bite.
Learn more about the implant-secured restorations we offer at Prestipino Dental Group, as well as more information about dental implants:
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- The Dental Implant Procedure
- Dental Implants vs. Dentures
- Implant-Supported Dentures
- Multiple Teeth Implants
- Single Tooth Dental Implant
Request a Consultation Today
Prestipino Dental Group serves patients in Bethesda, Montgomery County, Gaithersburg, Rockville, and Chevy Chase, Maryland. Call our Bethesda office today at 301-276-0219. You may also schedule an appointment with Dr. Prestipino or Dr. Sfondouris on our website. If you have any remaining questions about dental implants, please let us know. We will be happy to help. We look forward to seeing you at your next dental consultation.