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Tong Dental Care – Gaithersburg, Maryland
Implant Restoration

No matter your previous dental history, Dr. Tong can restore your dental implants to their proper form and functionality.

Older couple with mugs

Tong Dental Care – Gaithersburg, Maryland
Implant Restoration

No matter your previous dental history, Dr. Tong can restore your dental implants to their proper form and functionality.

New Patients Call

(888) 495-6778

Existing Patients

(301) 216-1780

What Are
Dental Implants?

A dental implant is an appliance used to replace the roots of teeth. The implant is surgically attached to the jaw bone and an artificial tooth is attached to the top of the implant, creating a natural-looking, undetectable replacement for the missing tooth.

Dental implants with artificial teeth are the closest thing to regrowing your natural teeth. They are strong, stable, durable, and virtually undetectable. By filling gaps left by missing teeth, implants can provide better chewing ability and head-off jaw joint problems.

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What Options
Do You Have?

We have many options from single-tooth implants to full arch restorations. When we meet and discuss your dental goals and review your case, I’ll make suggestions based on your needs in terms of function, cost, and desires. Contact us today!

iTero® Digital
Impressions (no goop)

The iTero® digital imaging system allows our practice to generate an accurate 3D image of your jaw, mouth, and teeth, which is essential for cosmetic procedures including dental implants and Invisalign® orthodontics.

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Implant Dentures

The best choice for replacing a full set of upper or lower teeth, dentures with Dr. James Tong are natural-looking, durable, and look like real teeth. Using top-quality materials allows our dentures to have excellent longevity as well as exceptional fit and finish, and they are fitted to your jaw for the most comfortable fit allow you to enjoy life like you used to, improving your lifestyle. They can even be affixed on implants for a permanent restoration for Gaithersburg, MD patients.

New Patients Call

(888) 495-6778

Existing Patients

(301) 216-1780

Frequently Asked Questions
About Dental Implants

Your teeth were designed to last a lifetime, but sometimes they don’t! Replacing missing teeth is important to your general health and to the health of your other teeth. Not only do you lose chewing ability when a tooth is lost, but unreplaced teeth can cause other teeth to be lost, tipped, or crowded and create subsequent problems.
Implant patients are of all ages and implants may be the right choice for anyone missing one or more teeth due to injury, disease, or decay. They are especially practical for patients who can no longer wear removable dentures. Dr. Tong can determine if you are a candidate for dental implants after a careful evaluation of your dental and medical history.
Nothing lasts forever, but for most patients, 45 years or older a dental implant will last for life. The implant itself won’t typically need replacement but the crown or cap placed on the appliance may need restoration or replacement every 10-15 years.
Treatment time can vary greatly depending on your needs. Most dental implant treatments can be completed between 4-12 months but some can be even faster. If the implant is stable enough from the outset, some dental implants can be restored immediately. Each situation needs a separate evaluation; Dr. Tong will be able to give you an approximate timetable.
Of course not. The consultation is completely free of charge. We are limited in how many consultations we can schedule during any given period, so make sure to schedule yours as soon as possible. You’ve got nothing to lose.
Our wonderful staff will work with you to see if your insurance company will cover the dental implant procedure. If for any reason it’s not covered, we will let you know and will work with you ​to develop a financial plan if needed. Our patients often tell us that it’s completely worth the investment of their time and money to permanently replace their missing teeth with dental implants.
Accuracy in dental implant placement is paramount because of the vital structures located throughout the head and neck. Dr. Tong has invested in the newest technology that gives us the exclusive ability to accurately diagnose and treatment plan dental implants. The combination of our Sirona Cerec AC with Omnicam and Sirona XG 3D CT scanner allows us to virtually scan and design a dental implant before ever beginning the actual procedure. This assures the highest level of safety for our patients. This plan can even be made into a guided surgical template to ensure a dental implant can be placed into the precise position easily and quickly.