What To Know: Food Options After Dental Implants

Benefits of Dental Implants

 

·         Dental implants are one of the most predictable and successful restoration methods. Success rates are in the high 90% range with long-term outcomes. More importantly, dental implants have a very high patient satisfaction rate compared to other dental restorations. Patients with dental implants often say “I wish I’d done it sooner”, a true testament to the benefits of dental implant treatment.

·         Dental implants are one of the longest lasting dental restorations. A dental bridge will need to be replaced about every 10 years, but a dental implant can be expected to last 30 years or more.

·         Bone loss is a common problem with missing teeth. As the bone recedes, it can create problems for other teeth and cause the face to sag or droop. A dental implant will help maintain bone density and the natural shape of your face and smile.

What Can I Eat After Dental Implant Surgery?

 

After oral surgery, you’re going to be on a soft food diet for a while. The best you can do is to get creative with the foods that are available to you. Remember that even though a food is soft, ask yourself is it spicy? Should it be hot, cold, or warm? Are there seeds, even small seeds like poppy or sesame? Rice and quinoa, even when cooked extra soft, could get into holes and might not be the best option, at least right away.

Below is a list of some food options that may help you in deciding what to make yourself after your dental implants are

  • Applesauce
  • Avocado
  • Baked beans
  • Baked fruits/vegetables e.g. peach, squash
  • Bananas
  • Bread pudding
  • Bread/Buns dipped in sauces or gravy
  • Breakfast cereals (softened in milk)
  • Broth
  • Cheeses
  • Cottage/ricotta cheese
  • Creamed soups
  • Creamy egg or potato salad
  • Eggs
  • Eggplant
  • French toast (soft soaked bread)
  • Fruit juices
  • Guacamole (pureed)
  • Seedless watermelon
  • Sherbert
  • Sloppy joe/chili 
  • Smoothies
  • Souffle
  • Stews (pureed)
  • Soft tofu
  • Vegetables (cooked, mashed or pureed)
  • Yogurt

Please make sure to check your food allergies prior to purchasing or preparing any meals.

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Eskow for an exam and professional teeth cleaning in our Washington DC or Bethesda, MD dentist office. At your appointment, he will do a thorough evaluation of your overall dental health as well as a teeth cleaning.

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A New Graft-Free Treatment for Receding Gums

Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation receding gums Bethesda MDAt Bethesda Dental Implant Center, we are constantly working to find new ways to provide our patients with the highest level of service through the most advanced treatment options available. As part of that mission, Dr. Adam Eskow is now proud to offer Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation™, a revolutionary new treatment for receding gums developed by Dr. John Chao of Alhambra, CA. Dr. Eskow is one of the first dentists in the world to undergo training and become certified to offer the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation treatment. If you are looking for the most conservative, minimally invasive way to repair gum recession, Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation may be right for you.

What are Traditional Treatment Options for Gum Recession?

Traditionally, gum grafting has been one of the most common methods for treating receding gums. For this surgery, a thin piece of gum tissue is transferred from another part of your mouth to build up gum tissue in the affected area and cover exposed tooth roots. Gum grafting requires making several small incisions as well as suturing the areas that have been treated. As a result, the affected area often needs a week or two of recovery time to heal after this procedure. 

How is Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation Different?

By contrast, Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation enables Dr. Eskow to treat gum recession without incisions or sutures. Using a needle, he can create a tiny “pinhole” entry point in the gum tissue. Then he will gently massage the tissue over the receded part of the tooth with a special instrument. As a final step, tiny collagen strips are inserted help stabilize the gums.

Also known as the Lunchtime Gumlift™,  Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation is a quick procedure that provides instant cosmetic improvement. The pinhole entry point that makes it all possible heals quickly, often overnight; this is a long-term solution for gum recession that should last as long as other treatment options.

Learn More About Treatment Options for Receding Gums

If you suffer from receding gums, contact our dental office in Bethesda or Washington DC for a consultation with Dr. Adam Eskow. We will perform an evaluation to determine if the Pinhole Gum Rejuvenation procedure is right for you. Call 301.200.5222 or request an appointment online.

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Patients Review Bethesda Dental Implant Center

At the Bethesda Dental Implant Center, we are committed to providing exceptional care for patients missing teeth. We offer a complete range of tooth replacement options for patients missing one or more teeth. Dr. Roy Eskow and Dr. Adam Eskow have served patients throughout the Washington DC area with comprehensive periodontal and implant dentistry treatments.

At the Bethesda Dental Implant Center, we have a passion for excellence and are committed to providing patient-focused care.  Drs. Roy and Adam Eskow strive to provide the highest level of service and most advanced treatment options available.

We love helping each of our patients achieve a healthy, functional smile. In this post, we would like to highlight some of our most recent patient reviews. 

Patient Reviews

Remarkably skilled and uses the latest technology to make a difficult event as pleasant as possible. Dr. Eskow has a good sense of humor and connects well with his patients. He keeps you posted on what he is doing and you can see full color pictures (if you wish) in real time as he treats you. -A.S

I love Dr. Roy Eskow. Really. How many people can say that about their dentist? I went to Dr. Eskow between 2010-2013, initially to treat problems with bone loss in some of my teeth, and then regularly for cleanings with his hygienist. I have since moved to Seattle, and I have to say I still miss seeing Dr. Eskow and his staff. Every time I went to his office, I left with a smile on my face because going there was actually FUN! I have never had a dentist like that up to then or since. I’ve even considered scheduling dental appointments at his office to coincide with work trips to DC, but I don’t get back often enough. Maybe I need to move back to DC… :)- M. M

I had a wonderful experience with an implant placement at this dental practice. On the day before Thanksgiving, I had a dental implant placed by Dr. Adam Eskow to replace a missing tooth. I was extremely worried that my Thanksgiving dinner would be ruined, but I experienced no pain or swelling after the implant was placed, and I was able to eat normally. Dr. Eskow was very thorough in explaining every step of the process and constantly checked in to make sure I was comfortable during the procedure. Thank you Dr. Eskow and Jenny, his dental assistant, for making my experience as pleasant as getting an implant placed can be. I hope to never see you guys again, but if I do ever lose another tooth, I’ll be sure to come back! – A.L

Schedule An Appointment

If you would like to learn more about our dental facility, call 301.200.5222 or request an appointment online.

 

 

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Single Tooth Dental Implant

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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June is Oral Health Month

Restorative dentistry in Bethesda MD Each June, we celebrate oral health month. At Bethesda Dental Implant Center, we are committed to helping our patients achieve better oral health. We offer a full range of oral dental care, periodontics, and dental implant services to improve the health and function of your natural smile. 

When you neglect your oral health, you are at a higher risk of experiencing tooth decay, gum disease, and tooth loss. Practicing preventive dental care can help you prevent complex dental issues before they begin. Take the necessary steps to keep your teeth and gums healthy can benefit your oral health and overall health in the long run.

If you would like to learn more about improving your oral health, visit Bethesda Dental Implant Center in Bethesda, MD or Washington, DC. Dr. Adam Eskow and Dr. Roy Eskow are both highly trained periodontists who are dedicated to helping patients improve their smiles.

Health Oral Health Habits

  • Replace your toothbrush every 3-4 months.
  • Visit a trained periodontist for a gum disease screening. At the Bethesda Dental Implant Center, Dr. Eskow offers advanced treatment for patients with various stages of gum disease. Our team strives to provide quality dental treatments and personalized solutions in a state-of-the-art dental facility. 
  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day. 
  • Floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing removes debris and plaque between the teeth.
  • Use an antibacterial mouthwash.
  • Quit smoking and tobacco use.

Schedule An Appointment

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Eskow, please call our office at 301.200.5222 or request an appointment online.

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Why are my gums bleeding?

Bleeding gums are caused by a build-up of plaque and bacteria on your teeth and gumline.  Poor oral hygiene results in an inadequate removal of plaque that leads to the swelling and bleeding of the gums. This bacterial infection of the gums is known as gingivitis or periodontal disease. 

Gum disease is a serious medical and dental health issue that should be treated as soon as possible. A progressive disease, gum disease can lead to an overall deterioration of the function and health of your smile. 

Studies show a correlation between gum disease and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, heart attacks and Alzheimer’s among other systemic conditions. 

At Bethesda Dental Implant Center our dental care team takes a proactive approach to treating patients with gum disease. Our dentists screen all patients for signs of gingivitis during each dental visit. Catching gum disease during the initial stages of gingivitis can prevent tooth loss, bone deterioration, and gum recession.
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How can I stop my gums from bleeding?

The best way to prevent gum disease is by practicing diligent at-home oral hygiene and visiting the dentist at least twice a year. Preventative dentistry and oral hygiene help keep oral bacteria in check and prevents the excessive build-up of plaque. 

The goal of periodontics is to clear the gums of excess plaque and to remove the deep periodontal pockets of bacteria. Once the gums are clean, the gum tissues can begin to heal and regenerate. Many patients with advanced gum disease may require additional restorative procedures to repair the damage caused by the years of living with gum disease.

Additional periodontal treatments may include:

Our Bethesda, MD dentists offer advanced periodontal treatment options for all phases of gum disease and help patients restore their naturally healthy teeth and gums. Dr. Eskow is a highly skilled dentist with advanced training in periodontics. We offer periodontal plastic surgery as well as more conservative options for restoring health to the gumline. Dr. Eskow also provides patients with full-service dental implants for replacing missing teeth and restoring natural smiles. 

Contact our Bethesda, MD periodontal office to learn more about how to keep your smile healthy and strong. 

 

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Celebrate National Dentist Day With Us

Happy National Dentist Day

From routine teeth cleanings to full smile restorations, our dentists Dr. Roy Eskow and Dr. Adam Eskow help all of us keep our smiles healthy, functional and beautiful. During the month of March, we celebrate National Dentist Day by thanking the dentists in our lives for keeping our smiles bright. 

Bethesda Dental Implant Center offers dental implants and full-service periodontal therapy. Our dentists work to keep your gums healthy, your teeth viable, and your smile bright. From routine dental health exams to full mouth reconstructions, Dr. Eskow and Dr. Eskow provide the advanced dental care you need for confident living.

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To show our appreciation for Drs. Eskow, we want to share the stories of some of our happy patients.

“I love Dr. Roy Eskow. Really. How many people can say that about their dentist? I went to Dr. Eskow between 2010-2013, initially to treat problems with bone loss in some of my teeth, and then regularly for cleanings with his hygienist. I have since moved to Seattle, and I have to say I still miss seeing Dr. Eskow and his staff. Every time I went to his office, I left with a smile on my face because going there was actually FUN! I have never had a dentist like that up to then or since. I’ve even considered scheduling dental appointments at his office to coincide with work trips to DC, but I don’t get back often enough. Maybe I need to move back to DC… :)”

Marta C.


“I had a wonderful experience with an implant placement at this dental practice. On the day before Thanksgiving, I had a dental implant placed by Dr. Adam Eskow to replace a missing tooth. I was extremely worried that my Thanksgiving dinner would be ruined, but I experienced no pain or swelling after the implant was placed, and I was able to eat normally. Dr. Eskow was very thorough in explaining every step of the process and constantly checked in to make sure I was comfortable during the procedure. Thank you Dr. Eskow and Jenny, his dental assistant, for making my experience as pleasant as getting an implant placed can be. I hope to never see you guys again, but if I do ever lose another tooth, I’ll be sure to come back!”

Amadeus L.


“Remarkably skilled and uses the latest technology to make a difficult event as pleasant as possible. Dr. Eskow has a good sense of humor and connects well with his patients. He keeps you posted on what he is doing and you can see full color pictures (if you wish) in real time as he treats you.”

Alan MS.

 

Schedule A Consultation

To learn more about how comprehensive dental health care can help improve your smile, contact our Bethesda, MD dentist office. Our dental care team offers cosmetic, restorative and in-house dental implants for maintaining and enhancing your most natural smile.  Whether you are missing teeth, need a routine dental cleaning, or are looking for a total reconstruction, call our office or request an appointment online.

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Are dental implants right for me?

Are dental implants right for me?

If you are missing a tooth, or have been told you need a tooth extracted, you may be searching for your options to replace your tooth.

Dental implants are the gold standard in tooth replacement. Implants not only restore the aesthetics of your smile, they help support your jaw bone, your bite, and promote long-term health. 

Full-Service Implant Services Bethesda, MD

While not all patients will be eligible for dental implants, with recent advancements in dental technology implants are now a viable option for more patients than ever before. Bethesda Dental Implant Center offers several types of implants to suit the needs of our patients. Dr. Roy Eskow and Dr. Adam Eskow take a consultative approach to implant dentistry helping patients find a treatment option that is right for them.

We work with patients to answer their questions and analyze their oral health. We help patients choose the most appropriate option for replacing their missing teeth that will achieve their cosmetic goals, restore the integrity of their bite and that will fit within their budget. 

At Bethesda Dental Implant Center, our team of highly trained and experienced dentists can handle all phases of your implant treatment. For many patients with missing teeth, additional treatments may be required to fully restore their oral health. Treating underlying, pre-existing conditions can help prepare the gums and bone for an implant allowing for a more long-term and stable result.  Often times patients who have had missing teeth require treatment for gum disease, bone loss or gum recession- all common side effects of missing teeth. Dr. Eskow and Eskow offer gum surgery, contouring, cosmetic treatments and periodontal therapy. 

Schedule a Consultation

If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Washington DC office and Bethesda, MD dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Bethesda Dental Implant Center. We will discuss your oral health, concerns, and budget to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.

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Why is my jaw popping?

Does your jaw pop or click when you open your mouth or chew?

Popping or clicking of the jaw joint is a common indication of a chronic pain disorder referred to as TMJ. TMJ occurs when injury or damage has occurred to the temporomandibular joint, or the jaw joint. 

Dr. Roy Eskow and Dr. Adam Eskow are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of TMJ disorders and myofascial pain syndrome. Using state of the art dental technology, Dr. Eskow and Eskow provide thorough scanning and analysis of the head, jaw, and mouth. We offer TMJ therapy and treatment options from the comfort of our Bethesda dentist office. 

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What could be causing my jaw to pop?

Patients who have suffered a jaw injury, or who grind or clench their teeth may experience popping or click in their jaw. Bruxism (teeth grinding) is a habit that offers occurs subconsciously or while a patient is sleeping. Repetitive grinding or clenching of the jaw can damage the joint and irritate the muscles causing the jaw to pop when opening or closing. 

How can I prevent my jaw from popping?

There is no standard solution for treating TMJ or jaw popping. A through bite analysis can help your Bethesda Dental Implant Center dentist build a treatment plan that will address any underlying functional issues. We offer several treatment options for addressing jaw popping and TMJ including:

  • Oral appliance therapy (such as a night guard)
  • Dental splints
  • Occlusal equilibration, making changes to the fit of the bite by reshaping and/or removing tooth structure

Schedule a Consultation

If you experience chronic facial pain, popping of your jaw, or discomfort when chewing or speaking, schedule a consultation with Dr. Roy Eskow or Dr. Adam Eskow. They will do a thorough evaluation of your bite function and overall dental health condition. They will then be able to offer the proper TMJ treatment in the Washington DC or Bethesda, MD area.

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Is All-On-Four Right For Me?

dental implant secured denture bethesda md implantAll-On-Four dental implants are a unique option for replacing a full arch of missing teeth in patients with compromised bone structure. Using as few as four dental implants, Dr. Roy and Adam Eskow are able to help restore the function, health, and aesthetics to a patients smile after losing their teeth. With advanced training in All-on-four technique, Drs. Eskow work coorportivley with a team to help patients fully restore their smiles.

All-On-Four is designed to help securely replace a full arch of missing teeth and requires extensive pretreatment planning for optimal success. Drs. Eskow works closely with a team of interdisciplinary doctors and uses state of the art dental technology and 3-D imaging to create a detailed plan for tooth removal and implant placement.

Are Teeth In a Day the Same as All On Four?

All-on-four is commonly referred to as teeth in a day. For some patients, it may be possible to remove necessary teeth, place the implants and secure a temporary restoration in just one day. Patients are able to leave with a healthier, more beautiful smile in just one visit to our Bethesda dentist office. Teeth in a day require careful planning and teamwork on the part of Drs. Eskow.

Is All-On-Four Right For Me?

At Bethesda Dental Implant Center we provide all patients with personalized, comprehensive oral health exams to determine what implant procedure will provide them with stable, lasting results. The type of dental implant treatment you receive will depend on your oral health, bone structure, how many and the location of missing teeth you have as well as your budget and personal preference.

Can A Denture Work As Well As All On Four?

The short answer is no. While a traditional denture is an effective, economical way to replace missing teeth, they do not offer the same long-term support as an implant secured denture. Dental implants fuse with the bone and help to promote bone regeneration and prevent facial sagging. Implant secured dentures or All on Four allows patients to enjoy a more comfortable, natural and stable bite with improved confidence.

If you or someone you know struggles with an ill-fitting denture, has lost all of their teeth or needs most of their teeth removed, contact our Bethesda, MD implant dentist office to learn more about how All On Four Dental implant secured dentures can help restore your smile.

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