The Bonner Dental Network PC
Leslie E Bonner, DDS
Cosmetic & General Dentistry located in Downtown, Washington, DC
If you’re missing permanent teeth, a dental implant restoration can transform your smile and lower the risk of serious oral health problems, including gum recession, loose teeth, and bone loss. At The Bonner Dental Network PC, Leslie Bonner, DDS, and Shams Islam, DDS, specialize in the placement and restoration of dental implants. To make an appointment at the practice in Washington, DC, call the office to speak with a friendly team member or use the convenient online scheduling tool today.
Dental Implant Restoration Q & A
What is dental implant restoration?
Dental implant restoration uses synthetic tooth roots made of titanium to replace missing permanent teeth. They’re placed beneath your gum line during an outpatient procedure and support crowns, a fixed bridge, or implant-retained dentures.
At The Bonner Dental Network PC, Dr. Bonner uses the latest high-tech equipment to place implants in a modern, cutting-edge environment. His years of experience and expertise ensure positive treatment outcomes, speedy recovery times, and improved oral health.
What are the advantages of dental implant restoration?
Dental implant restoration offers many advantages, including:
- Easier speaking
- Improved confidence
- Easier speaking
Dental implants can also improve your oral health. By replacing your missing teeth with implants, it’s possible to lower the risk of potentially serious issues like gum disease and loose teeth.
What does dental implant restoration involve?
Dental implant restoration involves a series of appointments spaced over 6-12 months*.
During your first appointment, Dr. Bonner conducts an oral exam and takes a series of oral X-rays. He uses the X-rays to determine if your gums are healthy and to see if you have enough jaw to support the implants. Afterward, he administers a local anesthetic and places the implants beneath your gums.
Following implant placement, Dr. Bonner provides you with care instructions. You return home for several months and wait for your mouth to heal. Over time, the implants fuse with your jaw through a process called osseointegration.
When your mouth finishes healing, you return to The Bonner Dental Network PC. Dr. Bonner takes digital impressions of your mouth using an intraoral scanner and sends your impressions to a laboratory that manufactures your bridge or implant-supported dentures. If you’re getting crowns, Dr. Bonner creates them on-site with the CEREC milling machine.
Once your restorations are finished, Dr. Bronner lines them up with the implants and bonds them in place. The restorations look and feel like your natural teeth, allowing you to bite, chew, and speak confidently.
Do dental implant restorations require maintenance?
To keep your dental implant restorations in optimal condition, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene. Dr. Bonner recommends brushing and flossing daily and visiting the office at least twice a year for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.
To prevent cracks, fractures, or other damage to your restorations, avoid bad habits like nail-biting or chewing on ice. If you grind your teeth, consider wearing a nightguard or mouthguard.
If you’re interested in learning more about dental implant restoration, make an appointment at The Bonner Dental Network PC by calling the office to speak with a friendly staff member or clicking the online booking tool.
*Length of the dental implant restoration process varies.