Dental One Associates of Columbia
10630 Little Patuxent Parkway, Suite 410, Columbia, MD 21044

Discovering the Wonders of Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental implants are essentially artificial tooth roots that can be permanently affixed to the jaw as a means to support individual replacement teeth or even bridges. An extremely beneficial innovation for many, affordable dental implants are ideal alternatives for patients who have lost one or more teeth as a result of injury, periodontal disease, or any number of other causes.

Two main types of implants are used by a dental implant dentist these days, the endosteal variety and the subperiosteal type. Endosteal, or “in the bone” implants are more commonly used than other options, and they are comprised of blades, cylinders, or screws that are placed directly into your jawbone. Each implant has the ability to secure at least one artificial tooth, and it is possible to replace a large number of missing teeth all at once. These implants are popular alternatives for people who have previously worn bridges or conventional dentures.

Subperiosteal implants are set atop the jaw rather than into it, allowing the posts to protrude through gums to grab hold of the artificial tooth. These are the best dental implants for individuals who for one reason or another cannot wear traditional dentures and who lack the bone height necessary for endosteal applications.

The perfect candidate for implants is someone who is healthy in a general sense as well as in terms of their oral health. Sufficient available bone material must also be present in order to provide necessary support for the implant itself. Healthy gum tissue that shows no sign of periodontal disease is also essential.

The process of receiving a dental implant is different for everyone and is the result of coordinated collaboration between patient, dentist, and periodontist. Depending on the extent of the work required, additional procedures such as ridge modification and sinus augmentation may be indicated.

Once implants are fully in place, they require much the same dental care and maintenance as natural teeth. Brushing and flossing must continue on a normal schedule and routine dental visits are a must. In addition, specialized examinations will be scheduled periodically to ensure the integrity and longevity of the implants.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Columbia, call Dental One Associates of Columbia today at (410) 346-2350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Columbia. With 11 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Columbia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Columbia.

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Patient Reviews
Dr.Philippi and her assistant are awesome! They sang to me to keep me calm when I was afraid of the needles!!!!
Adaiah C.
I have been going here for awhile now and while I always get nervous and a bit jittery they do well with calming me down. They performed my wisdom tooth removal well and haven’t had any […]
Josh R.
Dr Philippi and her assistant were so nice and explained everything to my daughter and me!
Natasha R.
I have been with Dr. Pahk and Maxine since 2015. Although I haven’t visit in some time, everything from waiting in the room to being seen was exactly how I want to be treated. Both Pahk and […]
Liann C.
Friendly knowledgeable staff, it is a pleasure to visit
Joann J.
Everything was well explained and the visit went as well as it could have.
Kevin P.
Quick direct service.
Dennis A.
My Hygienist was patient, and pleasant. I felt at ease and not tensed as I had before.
Keith F.
Fast, friendly service.
Joshua H.
Quick, friendly, professional
Andrew S.
been going to Dental One Associates (in Columbia, MD) for many years. Great/smooth check-in and check out at receptionists desk. Great service.
Darlene N.
Personal care, expert technical work, thorough explanation of plan and procedures, pleasant, courteous staff.
Elizabeth P.
My hygienist is awesome
Vicki J.
Another great visit @ Dental One. Kudos to my dental hygienist Maxine for her being so good at what she does. She has a clear passion for patient care and well-being, and really enjoys her job. She […]
Jeffrey K.
I was a walk in on August 28th. I was experiencing pain in a molar. Not only did I get a chance to see my doctor, but I was able to get a much needed cleaning taken care of.
Harmon P.
Friendly, professional, competent service
Robert S.
Everyone is very nice and polite. All smiling and seem very knowledgeable about their jobs
Katrina G.
Excellent advice and care for individual
Mary W.
Everyone is always friendly and helpful. The hygienists often even remember me, even though they only see me twice a year and probably see a ton of patients in that time. So that makes you feel like […]
Lorin S.
Because you do not over-treat, are not overly aggressive in treatment, and you do not overcharge.
Elizabeth S.
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 346-2350
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