Replacement Teeth in Gaithersburg
Dental Implants Presentation
To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.
What are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the implant surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the dental implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Dental Implant Surgical Advances
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Hadeed is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the dental implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between a periodontist, such as Dr. Hadeed, and a restorative dentist. Dr. Hadeed performs the actual dental implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the dental implant process.
Aesthetic Laser Periodontics & Dental Implants
Accolades to Dr. Peter Hadeed, Tracie and Paige. They make up a superior team. Over the past several years I’ve relied on his experience and professional skills. Reading his recent five star reviews, I can report with confidence, that I am not surprised. That’s why I’m here to pin another five star review on Dr. Hadeed’s Practice. From the beginning to end of the procedure, he constantly kept me in the loop and kept me apprised of what to anticipate in advance. There was no pain, and no anxiety, ever, under his care. With the reporting in the news regarding the over prescription of opioids for pain, it was a relief I had a prescription for Ibuprofen for postoperative pain and reducing swelling. The evening of the day I had surgery, and several days after, he contacted me to follow up on my status. Thank you Dr. Hadeed, Tracie, and Paige for your dedication, professionalism and your sincere care for each of your patients. I feel very fortunate to be among your family.
- Doudge T
What a great dental experience it was today.Dr. Hadeed,Tracie, and Frieda are the best team that you could ever hope to find in a dental office.What an incredible effort put in by Dr. Hadeed..Despite an intense surgery for implants I was made as comfortable as possible..And just 24/hours after the surgery it's amazing how little discomfort I have..Dr. Hadeed deserves a place in the dentist's Hall of Fame! Highest recommendation.
- Alan D
Okay, going to the dentist - unless it's just for a cleaning - is never going to be among the top 10 things I wake up wanting to do. So, how do you change it from horrible to enjoyable....(alright maybe "enjoyable" is a bit hyperbolic) but rewarding, and satisfyingly productive works. Easy answer: go see Dr. Hadeed! He is not just pleasant and thorough, he is scrupulously careful, super concerned about my well-being, and studiously well informed about the latest ways of treating teeth, gum and bone issues. It must cost him a fortune in time and money to stay on top of all of the most effective treatment protocols - as if dental school wasn't expensive enough. He has equipment in his office I didn't know existed, much less seen in other dental offices before. (I am sure there are some others, but they are few and far between.) But when he says that I need to have something done, I have high confidence that Dr. Hadeed will do it the best, least expensive, most reliable, most proven way. If you have read this far, you might have concluded that I am a fan. You would be correct. You can't go wrong putting your trust in him.
- Don L
I was referred to Dr. Hadeed from my very competent Dentist. Because of my high opinion and the wonderful skill and care of my dentist, decided to meet Dr. Hadeed and his assistant. Thank goodness!! I was instantly put at ease when I met Dr. Hadeed: He is very personable, genuinely cares for you, yet is extremely knowledgeable and professional. I was so relaxed at each appointment that my blood pressure was at the lowest points I have ever recorded! All in all, as you see by the high stars, I would highly, highly recommed that you discuss your needs with Dr. Hadeed before you go with any one else in the many fields he is so proficient. I am sure you will extrememly relieved and glad you do!
- Erin O
The entire staff -- Dr. Peter Hadeed, Tracie Hadeed (dental hygienist) and Freda, office coordinator -- make a wonderful team. They are all very experienced health care professionals and put you at ease immediately when you enter this dental practice. I also meet Dr. Nargess Biparva, my general and reconstructive dentist in this office. We all coordinate our schedules and they share expertise with each other on various dental procedures. At 80 years old, and In spite of my great reluctance and hesitation in starting these dental procedures, I have found this practice extremely easy to relate to. We are a family now, and I intend to keep this relationship going for as long as I am able.
- Nancy S
Dr. Hadeed has been my periodontist for over 10 years and has performed multiple procedures, most recently dental implants. Through every one of these surgeries, Dr. Hadeed has demonstrated the meticulous planning and execution needed to obtain the very best possible outcome. The breadth of his knowledge and training is exceptional and gives me complete confidence that he can handle the most complex situations. Just as important, Dr. Hadeed operates his practice with the highest level of individualized patient care and with genuine empathy and love for his patients. He is assisted by his wife Tracie, a remarkably attentive and observant hygienist, and by Frieda who keeps everything in the office running smoothly. Together, they create a true family atmosphere. Although it can't exactly be said that it's a pleasure to visit the periodontist, it is certainly true that Dr. Hadeed and his team can always be counted on to bring comfort, inspire confidence, and help in every possible way..
- Carol F