What is a dental implant?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is surgically implanted into the jaw bone. On average, dental implants take 3-6 months to fully fuse with the jaw bone. Depending on the location and number of missing teeth, dental implants can be used to secure a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. Washington, DC dentist Dr. Eskow offers full-service dental implant procedures at the Bethesda Dental Implant Center.

The Anatomy of a Dental Implant

  • Titanium Post: The titanium post is considered the body of the dental implant. The titanium post is surgically implanted into the jaw bone to create a stable, long-lasting foundation for a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge. 
  • Abutment: After the post has fused into the jawbone, Dr. Eskow will attach a small abutment to the top of the post. This abutment acts as a connector between the titanium post and the final restoration.
  • Replacement Tooth: Whether you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants can be used to fully restore your smile. Dr. Eskow uses the latest in dental materials and technology to fabricate natural looking, long lasting dental restorations. At the Bethesda Dental Implant Center, we can create dental crowns, bridges, and dentures that are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural smile.

Replacing Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can affect the appearance and health of your smile. If you are missing one or more teeth, it is important to visit a highly skilled dentist. At the Bethesda Dental Implant Center, we offer a complete range of tooth replacement options. When applicable, we will recommend dental implants to restore your smile.

Schedule A Consultation

Contact our Bethesda, MD Dental Implant Center to learn more about dental implants. Our experienced dental care team can work with you to find the right solution for your smile. Contact our Bethesda dentist office or schedule a consultation online.

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