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Dental Implants

Arlington Dental Implants

If you are looking to replace missing teeth, dental implants are your best solution. Dental implants are a permanent solution which consists of a new crown that is typically made of porcelain fused metal (PFM) and a new root made of titanium. Connecting the new crown to the new surgically implanted root is an abutment which is an adjustable connector.

Dental implants are quickly becoming a standard solution in comparison to dentures, bridges, and crowns, as they are a more favorable, long-term solution for many patients. Implants are very easy to take care of and can last a lifetime with proper care. 

What Is A Dental Implant?

Dr. David Cote and his experienced team offer implants that consist mainly of three components:

The Implant – This component is constructed out of titanium and serves as a new root for your tooth. It is surgically placed into your jawbone and becomes integrated into your bone over time through a natural process called osseointegration.
The Abutment – This component serves as a connector between the new titanium synthetic root and the prosthetic tooth. The abutment is removable in case it ever needs to be replaced or adjusted.
The Crown – This restoration acts as your new tooth. Typically, a crown is made from PFM or zirconium for durability and aesthetically pleasing results.

Who Is Eligible for One?

Our team at The Dental Office At River House will conduct a medical history and full examination to confirm you are healthy enough to receive a dental implant.

Some of the key factors of successful dental implant treatment are:

  • Adequate bone structure
  • Healthy, disease-free gums
  • Overall oral health in-check

What’s next?

During our examination, we will order x-rays and impressions of your jaw and teeth to determine the amount of bone, gum tissue and available space for the implant. Patients can expect up-to six-months from start to finish for a dental implant procedure to be completed.

Over the six-month process, your jaw and gums will need time to heal to enable a process called osseointegration, which is a natural healing process that takes place after the titanium post has been surgically implanted into your jaw.

Contact Us To Learn More

Our professional staff at The Dental Office At River House are happy to assist you with any questions you may have regarding dental implants and the approval procedure. Please contact us for more information by visiting our Arlington, Virginia, location.

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Testimonials

All service was great! My dental technician did an excellent cleaning and I love their computer program that shows your potential cavities. I was able to see for myself whether I had problems or not.

I felt like they did not over-recommend things and were supportive of preventative methods and giving teeth the chance to bounce back with proper hygeine before jumping to "You need a filling". I had some questions, and they had no problem answering them

Elle B. , Arlington VA

10 Stars if Possible!
After the cleaning Dr. Cotes came in and he was great as well. He gave me a full dental exam and even took time to explain the clicking I get in my jaw. He gave me multiple options for teeth whitening and even told me the prices so there would be no up front surprises depending on which method I went with. He took the time to answer any question a threw at him and without trying to rush me out for the next patient. Not really sure what Megan S. is talking about in her review but I did see her only other review on the site was negative as well...just sayin...

Overall:
I would give Dr. Cotes and his staff 10 stars if it was possible. Everyone knows going to the Dentist is a crappy process. I didn't think it was this possible to have a decent time at the Dentist Office and be taken care of in a timely manor!!!

Dustin S. , Arlington VA

Dr. Cote is just that good. I was referred to Dr. Cote by a friend at work, and I am SO thankful for that reference. The man is a consummate professional, has a friendly staff and has provided me with nothing short of stellar care for the last year. He explained things to me that my lifelong dentist never took the time to do before (like, how I can proactively strengthen the enamel on my teeth). He's got hi-tech gear that indicated areas where future problems might crop up and he's kept an eye on them during every return visit. I have never felt empowered and reassured in a dentist's office, but Dr. Cote is that good.

Dentistry can be a very personal enterprise, and since I had the same dentist since birth, finding a new dentist in DC was a harrowing experience. I actually walked out of three dentists offices (too sketchy for my tastes) before settling going to Dr. Cote. I live in the District, but I'm willing to suffer the indignity of Pentagon City just to have Dr. Cote take care of my teeth.

Evan M. , Washington DC

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