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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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 smiling. […]
Lou K.
Dr. Wright is very proffesional and was awesome I am giving him personally 5 stars for how he explains what is wrong, what needs to be done, and he is painless he did an amazing job so far have to go […]
Phillip M.
My wait time is always minimal and the dentist and his assistant are awesome!!
Rania H.
Very accommodating and flexible. Rescheduled my cleaning while I was off from work. I didn’t get my medication refilled in time to premed for that. appointment. Cancelled appointment. Rescheduled […]
Gina R.
Dental One of Columbia has a fantastic staff from the doctors, assistants, and office. I have seen Dr. Khleif for a few procedures now. I was very nervous at first but he explained the process and […]
Melinda M.
Professional and caring staff; I have been coming to the practice for over 20 years.
Ronald F.
Excellent service
Alan C.
Dr kleiff and his assistant were extremely kind and caring and knew how nervous I was. They carefully explained everything to me even after I asked many questions to make sure I understood all my […]
Cheryl W.
everyone is friendly & the doctors are so professional
Charl W.
Maxine is the best!
Latonya W.
I’ve been a patient of Dental One for years. Dr. Zand, CT, and Shannon are professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I had to have a root canal. The procedure was thoroughly explained and […]
William P.
nice hygienist & helpful office staff
Sarah P.
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.
Because you do not over-treat, are not overly aggressive in treatment, and you do not overcharge.
Elizabeth S.
I have been with Dental One for probably 40 years and always received excellent service. I have suggested this practice to many people.
Elaine C.
The awesomeness of Dr. Chehab and his staff – they are gentle, courteous, friendly…they help you to have a great dental experience…. and I trust them.
Cynthia F.
I like the work the dental tech does.
Jacob S.
Expertise and courtesy of dentist. Cleanliness of office.
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The people there are very nice and helpful. They make sure you comfortable. They know how to do their jobs.
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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 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (410) 346-2350
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