Implant Dentistry: Maximizing Your Healing Potential

“I’ve had a few patients come to me asking about Dental Implants in Washington DC. My opinion? It’s a great idea, as long as they go to a good dentist with whom I am very familiar. Also, it is important to note that the success rate with this procedure is quite high, with very few complications.” Precision Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

“I recently had an individual come to me requesting help with an Implant Dentistry question. He was looking to have one or more teeth replaced due to decay or a badly broken bone. The fractured upper jaw end result from a road accident was a contributing factor to his request. He was also interested in tooth replacement after losing a tooth in a fall. My suggestion would be to check with the office where you saw him initially, since he may have been referred by one of your colleagues. 

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“I’m a practicing dentist in the District of Columbia and I absolutely know how long the office visit can be. The office visit usually takes about a 3 hours with a small break in between. Since making dental implants the treatment of choice, there is sometimes a long wait between visits. Some offices make an attempt to reduce this wait time by offering “patients a tour” during each visit.”

In D.C. the most popular treatment for tooth loss and other oral problems is making or repairing dental implants. In Maryland the most popular treatment is metal restoration or crowns, which are made from titanium and/or steel. Maryland dental insurance does not cover implants; only many of the states do not have any laws at all requiring insurance companies to pay for the procedure. A student looking to pursue a career in dentistry in D.C. will have to find an institution of higher education that provides affordable schooling and training. Maryland does have a Dental Office Rep program; however the Office of the Maryland State Dentistry and Oral Surgery Registry is responsible for maintaining the records.

In the Maryland area, there are many areas in which students can get their dental education including: Drs. Abbot-Hahn, Associates, and Bd’s, Maryland Society of Periodontists, and Drs. Grover and Smith, Baltimore County Schools. At Towson Community College, one can receive a two-year associate degree in periodontist or a four-year bachelor’s degree. At University of Maryland University College, one can obtain a four-year bachelor’s degree or a two-year associate degree in periodontistry.

The Maryland State Board of Medicine, Maryland Medical Board, and the American Dental Association are all accredited by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Commission on Dental Accreditation. All three of these associations are responsible for ensuring that all dentists and hospitals in the state to meet certain standards. For example, all Maryland colleges and universities require that students who complete their studies have at least three years of active membership in a professional organization that is recognized by the state. Students must also complete a specific number of credit hours in periodontology before they can become a licensed clinical dentist. Three years of credits at an approved university or college is known as an Associate’s Degree in Periodontology. For the bachelor’s degree, four years of credits is needed, including at least two years at an accredited university or college.

Implant Dentistry Washington DC offers a variety of procedures that are based on traditional orthodontics, including root canal therapy, endodontic treatment, and porcelain veneers. If you have one or more missing teeth, you may be able to qualify for these services, as well. Dental implants are a new technology and there is still much research being done on their long-term effects. However, the results so far are very promising, and many patients have found them to be extremely helpful. If you have one or more missing teeth, you may want to talk to your dentist about the benefits of dental implants Washington DC can offer you.

If you have been recommended to have an Implant Dentistry procedure, whether it is for root canal therapy, dentures, cosmetic enhancement, or any other reason, it is important that you book your appointment as soon as possible. Implant Dentistry Washington DC rates are significantly higher than most dental practices, and the wait time may exceed a month. Be sure that you are well aware of your appointment’s time frame, as well as your payment schedule. In the meantime, be sure to utilize the help of a reliable dentist and scheduling service to make sure that everything falls into place as expected.