Having a missing tooth isn’t only embarrassing, it also affects your oral health. When you’re missing a tooth, bone loss and an unbalanced bite can occur. In certain situations this can lead to TMJ symptoms. Dr. Andrew C. Cobb offers the single dental implant procedure in his Washington, D.C. dentist office for patients that are missing teeth.
A dental implant is a surgically implanted titanium post that replaces the missing root structure. A dental implant restored with a dental crown is the most natural looking and permanent solution for tooth loss. The dental implant process is now a routine procedure that offers the highest success rate compared to other replacement options. We are dedicated to providing long-term oral health benefits with all procedures.
A dental implant allows a patient to maintain a normal oral hygiene routine, eat without issues, and speak with confidence. A dental implant also provides long-term jaw bone support and deters deterioration or recession of your facial structure.
Single Dental Implant Process
Dr. Cobb will need to perform a comprehensive evaluation and examination of your oral health to be sure a single dental implant is right for you. He will evaluate your oral health history, and make recommendations on your unique situation. A personalized treatment plan is created that is customized to fit your needs, goals, and budget.
Dr. Cobb works with the leading oral surgeons and periodontists in the Washington, D.C. area to ensure the best results for his patients. Working from your treatment plan, an oral surgeon or periodontist will place the implant into the bone. Dr. Cobb treats the patient from start to finish in his Washington DC dentist office. He brings in specialists and surgeons for key aspects of the procedure so you don’t have to go to separate offices for a single procedure. Dr Cobb only partners with the best, which means that patients will receive the highest level of care.
Over a 3-6 month period, the titanium post will fuse with the natural bone. The titanium post helps support the structure of the jaw, and provides a secure base for the dental restoration. Dr. Cobb will then secure a dental crown to the healed implant for protection and added support. The crown will be custom designed to aesthetically fit your smile.
Learn More About Dental Implants
- Dental Implants Overview
- What Are Dental Implants?
- Benefits of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants FAQs
- Cost of Dental Implants
- Dental Implants vs Dentures
- Dental Implants for Multiple Missing Teeth
Schedule a Single Dental Implant Procedure
If you would like to schedule a consultation with Dr. Cobb to discuss your options, give us a call today. You can also request a consultation online.