Procedure- Osseous surgery, Bone Graft, Connective Tissue Graft 6/2/16
“My recent procedure was again an experience of Dr. Bezik’s unique combination of excellence & expertise, with regard to skills and compassion and concern with me a patient. She and her staff are amazing in providing a patient with appropriate and extensive information pre-surgery, as well as clear instructions for care post-surgery. Dr. Bezik is a rare doctor in dentistry—interested and educated in all medical aspects impacting her patients! Certainly have benefited from that aspect and those gifts. Within hours of my return home, she phoned to check on my recovery. I am so very grateful to my general dentist for recommending her. I have been and remain grateful to her. In my opinion, I would go to no one else.
P.S. Dr. Bezik has chosen her staff carefully—each one I’ve encountered is courteous, competent, and caring.
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Dental Implants in Fairfax, VA & Washington, D.C.
Implant dentistry has become the preferred solution for tooth loss.
This is because dental implants make effective replacement teeth. Dental implants are biocompatible and permanently replace the roots of teeth. They are used to anchor and hold prosthetics like dental crowns or bridges. When the implantation process is complete, patients will enjoy a complete smile no longer affected by tooth loss.
How Dental Implants Work
Dental implants are titanium posts that resemble a screw. These posts are embedded into the jaw through a surgical procedure. Implants are used to replace the roots of missing teeth. Featuring an abutment, the implant will permanently hold a custom restoration that fills in the visible gaps of a smile. The restoration will allow for easy and comfortable oral function as well as an improvement in appearance.
The reason dental implants are considered a biocompatible replacement for the roots of teeth is due to a natural process called osseointegration. During this process, the bone surrounding the implant will fuse to it over time. Titanium is a biocompatible metal and the body will not reject it as a foreign object. Drawing on support from the bone, a dental implant can securely anchor a prosthetic crown or bridge.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Compared to other tooth replacement methods, dental implants offer distinctive benefits. Since dental implants function very much like biological teeth, they will last for decades, if not the rest of the recipient’s life. Anchored by the bone, implants and the restorations they hold will not move during oral function as prosthetics like dentures tend to do.
Dental implants are cared for like natural teeth; this means that patients will brush and floss as normal. Special soaking solutions are not needed. Lastly, implants prevent the natural process of bone deterioration by keeping the jawbone stimulated.
What to Expect During and After Implantation
Placing dental implants is a same-day surgical procedure. Those receiving implants will be given local anesthetics and sedatives, if necessary, to control discomfort. Prior to your appointment, Dr. Bezik will have already planned and simulated your procedure with advanced three-dimensional imaging and software so that our team is familiarized with a person’s unique oral anatomy.
After the procedure, patients will enter a recovery phase of treatment. The recovery phase is important for two reasons. One, to heal from the procedure itself and two, to allow the bone to generate new tissue so it can fuse around the titanium implant. During this phase of treatment, those who have received implants will come back to our practice for routine appointments so that we can check on the implant’s stability. In the beginning, a soft diet will be prescribed and as the implant becomes more stable, more varieties of food can be introduced into one’s diet on a gradual basis.
Once the recovery process is complete, patients will be ready for their custom restoration. This restoration is permanent and will replace lost tooth structure above the gums.
If you have suffered from tooth loss, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our periodontist. At your appointment, we can answer your questions and determine if this type of prosthetic tooth is right for your needs. Those who have lost teeth have options and no situation is hopeless.
Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Meet the doctors
Dr. Bezik, DDS, MDS
Dr. Bezik is committed to providing advanced, state-of-the-art periodontal and implant related treatments in a relaxing environment to improve the general and dental health of our patients.Read more ›
Kinjal Patel, DDS
Dr. Patel has experience in all aspects of general dentistry including cosmetic procedures, gum treatment and root canal therapy. It is her goal to build a great relationship with each and every patient.Read more ›
Procedure- Osseous surgery, Bone Graft, Connective Tissue Graft 6/2/16
Procedure- Core build up 5/26/16
“Service and care was excellent—I’ve never experience such high level of caring and advanced dentistry before. Although I loved the dentist that I had for years prior to losing my dental insurance and before I moved, I have never been told extensive ways to prevent the dental issues that I’m susceptible to. Even though Dr. Bezik is a periodontist, she treated me with great care and respect and did not turn me away, treating my broken molar with professionalism and thorough care. I appreciate how informed she kept me through the whole procedure, making sure she was consistent. She fit me in ASAP, working with my tight budget and time frame, and was reachable 24/7. From the assistants (very knowledgeable) to the friendly and helpful front desk staff, I’d recommend your practice to everyone and anyone seeing about and beyond service. Thank you and I wish I found this practice sooner!”
Procedure- Implant 4/19/16
“I was referred to Dr. Bezik by my dentist, who said she was one of the best in her field. I agree with my dentist and am thankful she sent me here. Dr. Bezik evaluated my issues and worked with me to resolve them. I found her to be very honest and knowledgeable about my treatment. Her staff was both courteous and professional in every way. As a result, my issues were corrected successfully. I am satisfied with the service I received and appreciate the added value to my overall dental health as an outcome. I would recommend Dr. Bezik and her staff without hesitation. Thank you!”
Dental implants are prosthetics that replace the root structure of a missing tooth. Made from the metal titanium, a dental implant resembles a small screw. Its ridged texture and titanium composition is ideal for osseointegration, which is the process where bone integrates around metal prosthetics. Osseointegration is what stabilizes implants so that they can support prosthetics like crowns and bridges. Proper stabilization also means that an implant is incredibly durable and will have a long lifespan.
Most people who are candidates for dental implants are healthy enough to undergo and heal from oral surgery. They should also have healthy gums and adequate bone density to support the dental implant. Some patients may require preliminary treatments such as periodontal therapy or bone grafts prior to dental implant placement. The only way to be certain if a patient is a candidate for implant dentistry is for our team to perform a comprehensive oral examination that includes diagnostic images to evaluate the health of the entire oral cavity’s tissues.
The price of dental implants varies based on a few factors such as if a patient requires preliminary treatments or if one needs multiple implants. We recommend discussing the price of implants with our knowledgeable staff since everyone’s situation is unique. Our practice accepts dental insurance and credit cards. We can also assist with financing through third-party lenders such as CareCredit.
Dental implants are placed in the jawbone through an outpatient, same-day surgical procedure. When placing dental implants, our periodontist takes precautionary measures to ensure that our guests have a comfortable and positive experience. Local anesthetics along with sedatives and other pain relieving medications might be used.