Dental Implants Replace Missing Teeth
Dental implants are replacements for teeth with accompanying hardware, which may include crowns and various types of bridges. For most patients, implants are the most effective long- term solution for replacing cracked or missing teeth. They offer a wonderful aesthetic and functional solution for those who want a healthier and more beautiful smile. They can be used for one tooth, a few teeth, or all of the teeth.
Dr. Singer has 20 years experience with dental implants and has placed thousands of implants in satisfied patients. He is very familiar with the very latest implant literature, and he has had the opportunity to try all of the major manufacturers of these medical devices. This allows him to select the best design for the optimal prognosis for each individual patient. Dr. Singer is a Master and Fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a candidate for Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry, as well as a member of a number of other implant academies.
Dr. Singer, call our office in Alexandria, VA at Old Town Alexandria Office Phone Number 703-299-4614 or
call our Washington, DC office at Washington DC Office Phone Number 202-912-9200.
Are dental implants right for me?
Are you a good candidate for implants? Almost anyone with missing teeth who possesses good oral and overall health and adequate bone mass in the jaw is a candidate for dental implants. Those who do not have sufficient bone mass can have a procedure called Bone Grafting.
At DC Smiles, we offer both titanium and zirconium dental implants. With local anesthesia and available sedation, the tooth extractions and placement of dental implants are a virtually painless procedure. Prescribed and over-the-counter pain medication keeps discomfort to a minimum after the procedure.
In some cases, extractions and dental implants can be placed in one visit. This can even be done for some patients when bone grafting is required. Read more about Immediate Dental Implants.
Due to today’s advanced technologies, you don’t have to live without teeth!
Implants are advantageous because they prevent bone loss, improve tooth function, and look just like your natural teeth, unlike dentures and removable bridges.
Dental Implant Software Technology
At DC Smiles, we use state-of-the-art software for more accurate and predictable treatment planning for dental implants. Anatomage and Invivo software are leaders in 3D diagnosis and treatment planning for implants. This software allows Dr. Singer to make an accurate diagnosis and clearly visualize the patients bone shape and quality to determine if bone grafting is necessary. The technology also gives him a clear rendering of the roots of the teeth and the airway all in high resolution.
The software’s surgical guides eliminate uncertainty for the implant dentist. Guides provide for preparation of the osteotomy (socket that receives the implant) in the optimum locations for implant placement. This can prevent damage to vital structures such as nerves and arteries, and it ensures that the implant fixture is entirely within the bone and at optimal angulation to deliver the best prognosis for longevity of the implant and restoration (i.e., crown).
The surgical guide is placed on the patients jawbone, soft tissue, or teeth, and the doctor uses the guide to prepare osteotomies for the implants. Then, when he places the implants into the prepared osteotomies, he removes the surgical guide. The surgical drill guides are custom made for each patient to ensure an optimum fit.
The main feature of this technology concerns the planning. Dr. Singer can plan the placement of the implants, considering not only the existing anatomy, but also the ideal aesthetic positioning. When he looks at the concerted CT in the software program, it provides him with the ability to visualize the bone in different positions. In some cases, it also allows the surgery to be done without flaps so that he can perform the implant surgery and place the implants without the need for sutures. This reduces the risk of inflammation, bruising, and pain.
The use of this dental implant planning software assists Dr. Singer in providing his patients with the safest, fastest, and best possible care and service.
- What is an Implant Dentist
- Zirconium Dental Implants
- iCAT 3D cone beam and Invivo 3D Surgical Planning
- Dental Implant FAQ
- Dental Implant Repair
- Bone Grafting and Sinus Lifts
- Immediate Dental Implants
- All-On-4 (The Reality)
- Dental Implants Gallery
Patient Review from Linh M
Dc smiles has been my go to for all my dental care since 2006 and I couldn't have been happier. Dr. Singer and his team has always taken a great care of me. They take their time to talk to me about my dental care and need.
- Linh M
Patient Review from darlene j
I have a LOT of dental work - implants, crowns, bridges, and Dr. Singer is the only person who I feel comfortable working in my mouth. He is so brilliant and confident. I feel good about his staff because of how competent that he is and I know that he wouldn't have anything less working in his business. I can't say enough good about Dr. Singer and his staff. As much as work that I've had done on my mouth, one would think that going to a dentist should come easy but I am still scared to death but Dr. Singer makes me feel so comfortable because I know that he is one of the BEST in his business. Thanks Dr. Singer for all of the compliments that I get on my smile. A common phrase from my friends "who is your dentist"? ;o)
- darlene j
Patient Review from Britnee M
Literally saved my smile. My teeth are a huge deal to me and they saved my smile!!!
- Britnee M
Patient Review from Tanner V
Thank you Dr. Singer and staff for the high quality service and attention to detail.
- Tanner V
Patient Review from Jin Z
Dr. Singer is very professional and highly skilled doctor. Staff are all well trained and professional
- Jin Z
Patient Review from Aaron R
Overall best dentist i ever I been too
- Aaron R