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

Sink Your Teeth into the Dental Implant Process

Fed up with living with lost teeth? A dental implant can fully restore your smile and confidence. Learn how this tooth replacement method can make you love to smile again.

A Closer Look at Dental Implants

A dental implant is surgically inserted deep into the jawbone to secure a dental crown in place and restore the look of your smile. Since it fuses to the jawbone over time, a dental implant is completely secure, very comfortable, and closely resembles your natural tooth. In comparison, other tooth replacement options are either uncomfortable, prone to breaking, or must be regularly replaced. Even though dental crowns cost more than those other options, their strength, security, and beauty make dental implant costs well worth it.

The Dental Implant Process and Procedure

While every patient case is different, the dental implant process is basically the same. The following typically occur in this tooth replacement procedure:

  1. You will need to visit either a specialist called a prosthodontist or a general dentist who has training in tooth replacement.
  2. The dentist will perform a dental examination to determine if dental implants are right for you.
  3. Keep in mind that the time frame for completing the implant and crown procedures is based on many factors, from your dental health to the amount of jawbone you have. If you don’t have enough bone, you will need to have bone grafting to build up the natural bone, which will take additional time and increase the cost of dental implants. If you have a sufficient amount of jawbone, you will have lower dental implant costs and the procedure can start when you’re ready.
  4. When the traditional method of dental implant placement is used, the complete implant process will usually take a few months.
  5. But if mini implants or another technique called same day dental implants are chosen, you can actually get same day dental implants and see immediate results.

Simple Care and Cleaning of Dental Implants

Believe it or not, caring for dental implants is the same as for natural teeth. Just practice good dental habits at home, such as daily brushing and flossing, and get regular check-ups and cleanings from your general dentist.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist 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 12 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
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.
Maxine and Brianna are amazing and they always treat me so well!!
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Pleasant, efficient, and knowledgable staff.
Barbara T.
Absolutely every staff member I interacted with, from the time I arrived to the time I left, was absolutely very nice, respectful and extremely professional yet friendly.
Sibeso J.
OMG. I love my new teeth. I had a total mouth reconstruction by Dr. Wright. It was a long process but worth it. I have beautiful teeth and I just can’t stop smiling.
Kole M.
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.
Awesome experience when i brought my son for annual and emergency dental treatment. Dentist was patient, caring, sympathetic, and compassionate.
Jaylen C.
Every member of Dr. Wright’s team is just outstanding and they really understand the anxiety around visiting your favorite dentist. Great customer awareness and care, I always leave there […]
Lou K.
My hygienist and dentist are always kind and knowledgeable about my dental needs.
Chanelle B.
Excellent cleaning experience
Susan R.
Quick and professional
Andrew S.
I had a deep cleaning, (my first one) and something that I feared because of all the feedback from co-workers and others. The staff here is very professional and friendly. The deep cleaning was […]
Valenci S.
Dr.Philippi and her assistant are awesome! They sang to me to keep me calm when I was afraid of the needles!!!!
Adaiah C.
Very professional
David F.
They were so detailed regarding my health and how it would effect me following my having two transplants. Dr. Barrow cares about her patients. This was my first visit. And I am actually anxious for […]
Karen K.
Doctors handle any problem with patients.
Luis G.
Dr. Barrow is the best!!
Vera K.
very thorough dental work
Stephen B.
i am a first time patient. My Dr. was AMAZING and his assistant as well!
John C.
The office’s care management and coordination of services. Doctors take time to thoroughly explain findings and choices for resolving issue.
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We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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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