Implant Dentist / Implant Specialist in Burtonsville near Silver Spring and Columbia Maryland
Maryland Holistic Dentist is a complete one-stop dental implant office located in Burtonsville near Silver Spring and Columbia Maryland. Dr Adams, our implant dentist, personally performs all the procedures necessary to replace one tooth or a full mouth of teeth with permanent implants. Dr. Adams does teeth removal, implant surgery, bone grafting and implant crowns. Hence he is an implant dentist and our office is a dental implant center.
Dr. Gary Adams is an implant expert and has been replacing teeth with dental implants for over 15 years. He has done thousands of implants and is a consultant, speaker and instructor for Zeramex, the world leader in manufacturing ceramic implants.
Many patients have lost teeth from decay, root canal failures, TMJ-TMD issues. “No one should have to accept tooth loss…my job is to not only repair and replace teeth but to also prevent future tooth loss by diagnosing and correcting the cause…”
“replacing teeth should be a smooth cohesive process… the dental implant process should not hurt too much or take too long and it should be affordable.”
Popular Services for new implant dentist patients:
- Full mouth dental implants
- implant dentures
- all on 4 implants
- zirconia-ceramic implants
- Sedation for Implants
What to expect at your tooth implant consultation with Dr. Adams – our implant dentist
First you will meet Dr. Adams, the implant dentist, who will personally review your case and determine what you need. It all starts with an evaluation of your smile. There will be questions to determine what tooth implant option is best for you. For example, if you want permanent implant teeth that stay in your mouth, Dr Adams will not price out a removable implant denture. We will arrive at a personalized treatment plan that will meet or exceed your expectation. Not all implant solutions are the same, or for that matter, created equal.
Dental Implant Vs. Root Canal Video
Your Treatment plan will take into consideration many things:
- The importance of saving natural teeth. How important to you is saving your remaining teeth? Sometimes it can be less expensive to remove and replace all your teeth with permanent teeth implants.
- Length of treatment time. You do not want to wait forever or go through more than 1 surgical procedure.
- The cost of dental implants. How much do dental implants cost anyway?
- The quality of the result
- Future maintenance costs
- Longevity of the your case.
- Sedation for Implants if necessary. We offer full IV sedation for people with dental anxiety.
Zirconia Implants vs Titanium material
Yes we can replace a full mouth with permanent dental implants with metal free zirconia implants in many cases. Not all cases are the same and a good implant dentist will know what cases are better for zirconia vs titanium implants.
We will take a 3D Xray aka a Cone Beam CBCT to determine if you will need bone grafting for implants. It is also very important to identify important vital structures to avoid with implants such as nerves, arteries and sinuses.
may be necessary to maintain gum health around implants and possibly to achieve a better cosmetic result.
PRF – Platelet Rich Fibrin
PRF can improve success rates of implants and increase bone attachment to newly placed tooth implants. PRF stands for Platelet Rich Fibrin. PRF dental implant treatment is derived from the patients own blood and is an invaluable treatment for the implant specialist. We take a small blood sample and spin it in our centrifuge for 13 minutes at 2700 RPMs.
At the completion of the implant consultation, we will determine what needs to be done, how long your case will take to be completed, how much it will cost and we will set a reasonable expectation for the end result. We look forward to providing you with a treatment plan that will meet your expectation.
Who is a Candidate for implanted teeth and who can get a tooth implant?
Basically anyone who is healthy and needs a new tooth implant. It is rarely a good idea to do a dental implant for a growing child. Girls can receive teeth implants after the age of 15 and boys should wait till 17 and maybe 18. After child development, age is not a factor in getting a dental implant. As long as someone sees value in having teeth and is in a stable healthy condition, he/she can get a dental implant. Mouth implants can be received by 95 year olds who still find joy in eating and 21 year olds who need a tooth replaced for the remainder of their lives.
Can I get a Implant if I have Gum disease or Periodontal disease?
Gum disease is a disease of the ligament connection between the teeth, gums and jawbone. Dental implants do not connect to the jaw bone by way of ligaments. Tooth Implants connect directly to the jawbone and gum tissue. Once the natural teeth are removed, gum disease and periodontal disease typically completely resolves because the periodontal ligaments are no longer present. In fact, once a moderate to severe condition of gum disease is diagnosed, it is usually best to remove the involved natural teeth as quickly as possible. Removing the natural teeth in the case of periodontal disease will preserve bone which is much needed bone for dental implants. Once teeth are removed, it is very important for an implant dentist to place implants as quickly as possible to aviod bone loss. During the progression of gum disease, the jaw bone will progressively be lost to the point where the teeth will become loose and fall out. At the point where the teeth fall out, there will be very little remaining bone for tooth replacement. By removing the teeth early in gum disease, the prognosis for dental implants is a lot better. Dental Implant cases turn out a lot better with more bone and expensive gum and bone grafting may be avoided by acting early in the case of gum disease. Many gum disease cases are hopeless over time where inevitably it is a matter of time before all the bone around the teeth deteriorates and tooth loss is the final doom. In these cases tooth replacement with implants, dentures or anything becomes nearly impossible. At least without extensive jaw bone surgery for bone and guided tissue regeneration. Dr Adams is a great implant dentist, but literal miracles are tough.
How to Replace Teeth with Implants:
Once an implant completes the healing, the tooth implant doctor can connect teeth to the implants by connecting it to an attachment called an abutment. The abutment is first permanently attached to the implant root (usually by way of a special screw). There are many different kind of abutments that are used for different tooth replacement options. For example, one abutment may be designed to connect a single tooth whereas another abutment can be used to connect an implant denture to an implant.
The typical healing period for a dental implant is 10 – 18 weeks depending on the quality of bone, the health of the patient and whether or not any bone grafting surgery was necessary at the time of implant surgery.
What is the best way to get a Tooth Replaced with Teeth Implants?
Have the bad tooth carefully removed and an implant placed immediately on the day of tooth removal. This is called immediate implant placement. Immediate implant surgery technique preserves gum and bone levels, saves time, often saves money and who wants to go through two different oral surgeon services – tooth extraction and dental implant surgery anyway.
If the tooth to be removed is infected or there has been bone loss, it may be necessary for an implant dentist to do a bone graft along with the tooth implant surgery. If the implant and bone graft can be done at the same time, implant healing will be complete in 10 – 18 weeks. In cases of severe infection or tooth abscess, it may not be possible to do immediate implant surgery. In these cases of more severe bone loss, it may be necessary to do a bone graft and place the implant 3 months after a bone graft healing period. If the bone graft and implant cannot be placed at the same time, it could take up to 6 months or even longer to get a dental implant.
It is not normal to have significant pain after mouth implant surgery. Pain after jaw implant surgery should be minimal or non-existent. There may be minimal pain the day of getting a tooth implant and the night after giving way to mild to moderate soreness after the first 2 days. The soreness should be able to be managed with Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Your implant doctor should have given you an antibiotic after implant surgery. It is very important that you start and finish the antibiotics as prescribed by your implant dentist.
Because the procedure cannot be truly “completed” in one day to the standards of todays implant dentistry. Yes you can roll the dice and get acrylic or plastic teeth made by dentists who have in-office dental labs. Why do that, when you get new teeth in a day (the acrylic ones i just mentioned) and in a short period of time later get beautiful Zirconia teeth that look gorgeous, are thinner and far more durable. Zirconia is a specialized porcelain that is way better than acrylic. The Zirconia has many brand names such as Prettau, Bruxzir and Hybridge. The CAD/CAM systems that make the zirconia teeth are millions of dollars and the systems are not affordable for a dental office lab and the teeth take far longer than one day to make. But here is the long story…
Stop searching for clear choice locations and clear choice cost. Give us a call today for a consultation about replacement teeth with teeth implants. Maryland Holistic Dentist is the natural alternative to clear choice. We are the not a national chain and we will give your case individual attention from start to finish. Dr. Adams is a skilled implant specialist and we look forward to meeting you.
Single Tooth Implant
The best way for an implant expert to replace a single tooth is with a dental implant.
Replace some Teeth
The best way to replace consecutive teeth is with a teeth implant bridge. Bridges typically uses 2 or more implants to replace a span of 2-14 implanted teeth.
All On 4 Full Mouth Implants
One option to replace a full upper or lower set of teeth is with All on Four Implants. All on 4 procedure utilizes 4-6 teeth implants to support a full mouth bridge. By far the most affordable way to do permanent full mouth implant teeth.
Single Teeth Implants and Bridges Replacing Full Mouth of Teeth
The best way to replace a full mouth of teeth is to do a full mouth of single implants to support single crowns and small bridges. This option produces the most cosmetic and natural looking a feeling full mouth implant result.
The most affordable way to replace a full upper or lower set of teeth is with dentures with implants aka implant supported denture or over denture. Implant dentures are removable but dental implant cost is very high and removable implants can work well and are the cheapest dental implants. Dentures with implants most of the time use an attachment system called Zest locator abutment attachments.
Zirconia Tooth Implants
Our zirconia implant doctors do zirconia and cosmetic ceramic tooth implants. Zirconia Implants have been called the cosmetic dental implant because they are white and tooth colored. The cosmetic advantages over conventional titanium is obvious, but the health benefits to the non metallic and non-corrosive properties may be huge and life-changing as well. Holistic and biological implant dentists have been waiting for a metal free implant options for years. We are very excited about the newest FDA approved metal free implant made by the company Zeramex of Switzerland.
What is a Dental Implant? What are Tooth Implants?
A tooth implant is a root-shaped piece of titanium metal or zirconia / ceramic. The new “root” made by various pharmaceutical companies are made in many different sizes and shapes. Implants are put into the jaw bone and gum and bone grows around and attaches to the new root after a brief healing period. Once the implant has healed or osseointegrated, (2-4 months) teeth can be secured to the new implant roots.
When Should an Implant Dentist Replace a Tooth?
A tooth is best replaced the day it is removed. This is called immediate implant placement. The best way to avoid expensive gum grafting and bone grafting surgery is to prevent bone and gum tissue loss from every happening. A tooth should be carefully removed by an implant dentist and a a proper sized tooth implant used replace the tooth root structure. Tooth roots can can be replaced with conventional titanium tooth root prosthetics or cosmetic implant teeth made of zirconia. Zirconia replacement roots are non-metallic, tooth colored and more biocompatible.
Dental Implants Benefits and Pros:
- Permanent Fixed tooth replacement option
- Preservation of mouth, jaw, facial Structures and function of chewing / facial nerves and muscles. Your face will not sink in if you use dental implants to stimulate bone and prevent loss of vital bone tissue.
- You will keep proper chewing and digestive function. Loss of teeth results in people not chewing food properly and swallowing food whole. When chewing function is decreased, food in the stomach, gets stuck, ferments and causes digestive disease. There is no greater immediate negative impact on health than tooth loss.
- Keep or revitalize your healthy smile.
Dental Implant Cost? How much is a Tooth Implant?
The “implant” or the root placed by the dentists can cost $1500 – $3000 depending on the kind of implant, who is placing the implant and where it is placed (i.e. Maryland vs NYC). For a single tooth, the implanted root will need an abutment and crown. Most patients think “tooth” when they hear “implant”. The implant is the root structure surgically placed by an implant specialist. But you will need a tooth or teeth for your implants. To replace a tooth with a implant, you will pay for implant, abutment, crown at the very least. Sometimes it is necessary to have gum and bone grafting too. but if all is need is implant, abutment and crown, the cost is $3500 -$6000 depending on the kind of implant, who is doing it and where the service if performed.
Implant Planning starts with 3D X ray / CBCT by an ICAT Imaging system
A 3D X-ray is absolutely necessary prior to an implant dentist surgically placing tooth implants. Tooth Implant Surgery without a 3D Xray is like putting things into the walls of a house and ignoring wires ad pipes. The consequences can be dire. It is necessary to see all 3 dimensions of the jaw to avoid hitting and damaging vital structures such as nerves and arteries. The ICAT shows a 3D image of your entire upper and lower jaws for purposes of implant teeth planning and knowing exactly where to put the new implant root structure. The ICAT is a new and state of the art system for jaw and facial bone imaging. The ICAT also has digital tools to assist the implant dentist in planning proper implants and exact placement positions. The 3D images can also determine where bone deficiencies may exist and let the dental implant specialist know where bone grafting is necessary
Is Bone Grafting necessary with Tooth Implant Surgery?
Yes if you do not have enough bone to get tooth implants placed. Unless you want dentures or no teeth at all.
Pros and Cons of Dentures:
- bone loss and thinning of jaw bone and facial structure
- decreased chewing function
- less healthy digestion
- poor stability. dentures become loose and move during eating and talking
- denture adhesive may be difficult to remove and uncomfortable
- bulky acrylic denture covers the entire inside of mouth
- food does not taste normal
- sinking in of facial features
Permanent Teeth Implants Pros and Cons:
- Secure confident smile
- maintains jaw bone
- normal biting forces comparable to natural teeth
- healthy normal digestion
- maintains B12, Folic Acid and Albumin
- Very Stable
- No denture adhesive
- Smaller more comfortable prothesis that does not cover the entire mouth
- can be permanent and stay in your mouth
- enjoy all foods again
Dentures are the cheapest way to replace teeth, but…
The least expensive way to replace a mouth of teeth is with conventional dentures. Dentures are not stable, meaning they become dislodged while eating and sometimes even when talking. Dentures are only 20-40% as functional as natural teeth and dental implant dentures. Many denture wearers suffer from weight loss, constipation and acid reflux. Teeth are responsible for chewing food into smaller pieces, so nutrients can be absorbed and enter the body. When food is not properly chewed it gets stuck in the stomach, ferments, causing indigestions, acid reflux, bloating, constipation and malnourishment.
Tooth Replacement with Dentures causes bone loss and aging
When teeth are removed and not replaced with implants, there is loss of bone, shrinkage of facial structures and facial muscle atrophy. One of the quickest ways to look 10-20 years older is to have your face sink in and collapse after a full mouth of extractions and dentures. You should schedule a consultation with a qualified implant dentist.
The advantages of seeing a teeth implant professional for implant supported replacement teeth are: 80-100% of chewing function as natural teeth, minimal loss of bone, no sinking of facial structures, maintenance of digestive health, improved cosmetics, removal of all dental infections.
How Long do Implanted Teeth last?
If placed properly by a qualified implant specialist, in a health patient, an implanted tooth will typically last a lifetime
Can anyone get teeth implanted?
Any health person, with enough bone and who is not allergic to the material can get a teeth implants.
Does dental insurance cover implanting teeth?
Some insurances will cover 30-80% of the implant cost. Call our office at 301-421-1996 and we will determine your insurance coverages. Many companies are now paying for implants.
Are teeth implants permanent?
Yes. most implants will last a lifetime and are permanent.
Do Implants stay in the mouth? Do teeth implants fall out?
Implants do stay in the mouth and should not fall out during eating or talking or ever. The exception is implant dentures which are designed to be removed and replaced. Though dentures with implants are removable, implant dentures can be a great solution for implant dentists to offer.
Who does tooth implants? What kind of dentist implants teeth?
generally implant surgery is done by a general dentist with implant training or a gum specialist (periodontist) or oral surgeon. No one dentist “specializes” in dental implants according to the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. A good general dentist may be the best option, since general dentists can be trained in implant surgery as well as crowns, bridges and dentures. Any dentist with a good knowledge of implant surgery and tooth restorations can be a qualified implant dentist.
How much does it cost for full mouth teeth implants?
Full mouth of teeth implants costs between $30K – $80K depending on whether the supported teeth are crowns, bridges or dentures. It also depends on the kind of implants (zirconia vs titanium), who is performing the service and where the procedure is being performed. It also depends on how many teeth need to be removed and whether or not there is the need for gum or bone grafting. The best thing to do is come in for a consultation and we will determine you options, how long it will take, how much it will cost and whether or not your insurance will pay anything.
Will it hurt after Implant Surgery?
not usually too much unless you had a lot of implants placed at the time of tooth removal or you do not follow the care instructions.