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The gold standard for replacing missing teeth.

Replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or with 4 or more implants an entire arch of teeth.

Some teeth can be replaced with an implant immediately after extraction.

Surgery is safe and usually less than one hour.

Recovery usually only lasts a few days.

Dental Implants

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The jaws atrophy after teeth are removed, and sometimes bone or gingiva (gums) must be augmented to provide space to place dental implants.

With modern biomaterials, grafts no longer must be harvested from patients, reducing recovery without compromising results.

Often grafting may be done simultaneously with implant placement.

Tissue Engineering

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Most people do not have room in the jaw for third molars.

This leads to impaction, or inability to erupt like the rest of the teeth.

Impacted third molars are very likely to develop decay, painful infection, and can even cause decay of adjacent teeth if not removed.

The ideal age for removal is between 15 and 18, so do not procrastinate!

Wisdom Teeth &

Extractions

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Any procedure can be done under local anesthesia (numbing injections), but IV sedation offers a less stressful and more comfortable experience to patients who are candidates.

Most commonly done for wisdom teeth removal or longer implant surgeries.

Essential for patients with anxiety or dentophobia.

Conscious
Sedation

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The oral cavity can be home to many lesions, growths, or tissue abnormalities.

While they are usually benign, oral cancers can also arise, even in non-smokers.

A biopsy is when either part of or the entire abnormality is removed and sent to a lab for diagnosis under a microscope.

The procedure is typically short with minimal recovery.

Oral Pathology

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The TMJ (temporomandibular joint) is where your lower jaw interfaces with the skull base.

This joint allows you to open, close, and chew.

Click and pop sounds are present in around 40% of individuals, but usually do not lead to any severe problems.

When inflammation builds up in a joint, it can cause pain and limited ability to open and chew.

Non-invasive options are available and preferable to surgery in almost all scenarios.

TMJ

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This healing process conventionally takes 4 months, at which point the restorative dentist can fabricate your crown

 

Using the most cutting-edge implants and techniques, most of Dr. Saltman's implants can have the final crown restored as early as 6 to 8 weeks!

Implants come in all types, shapes, and sizes. Most implants are made of titanium because of a long track-record of bio-compatibility and predictability, but more premium implants have special surface treatments that allow for faster integration time in general, as well as higher success rates in individuals with compromised immune function and healing (for example, diabetics and smokers).

Zirconia implants are a newer and more advanced implant, now with a similarly excellent track-record in patients who prefer a non-metallic material. They are extremely technique sensitive, but in the hands of a skilled surgeon offer a myriad of advantages over their older titanium counterparts. Very few other professionals trained and work with zirconia implants, but Dr. Saltman is the DC area's gateway to the future of implant dentistry!

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For those with more comprehensive and complex needs, 4-6 implants are placed in one jaw and fixated to a full set of beautiful prosthetic teeth. Often teeth can be removed, implants placed, and prosthesis installed all in one day!

In fact, Dr. Saltman was trained here in Washington by Dr. Hamid Shafie, developer of one of the most globally popular same-day full-arch reconstruction protocols adopted by big implant companies. They still actively collaborate today, combining their surgical and prosthodontic expertise to provide the most sophisticated implant treatment to the nation's capital.

Dental Implantology

Dental implants are a sophisticated surgical treatment to replace one, multiple, or all of the teeth, when they are not fixable. The implants are placed within the jawbone, where they fully and biologically integrate over time. An implant will preserve the bone, preventing the atrophy that normally occurs after tooth removal, as well as provide a foundation for your dentist to build you a new, fixed tooth.

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