Dr. Daniel Han is a board certified periodontist who has extensive training and experience in implant placement surgery. He is an expert in bone/tissue grafting procedures that are necessary for some implant surgery. The placement of dental implants usually involves two surgical procedures. After careful examination and diagnosis visit, implants are placed into your alveolar bone (jaw bone). Implant healing time may vary case by case and depends on several factors: primary stability of the implant, hardness of bone, additional bone/tissue grafting procedures, medical condition. In some cases, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed.
In general, dental implants require three to six months of healing. During this healing time dental implants integrate within the alveolar bone (osseointegration). Depending on cases, implants can heal with its healing abutment (a metal piece above the gums) or heal with its coverscrew (a metal piece below the gums) during this healing phase. It is safe to wear prefabricated temporary dentures but should eat a soft diet.
After the implant heals (osseointegrated), Dr. Han uncovers the implant and attach a small healing abutment if a coverscrew was initially placed. Usually after two weeks, a final impression is taken and the final abutment and crown/bridge/fixed hybrid prosthesis can be designed. Implant impression requires a special attachment, called impression post (coping). These posts/copings are attached to the implants before impressions are taken. Then, Dr. Han and his certified master technician can start fabricating the final abutment and prosthesis (crown/bridge/fixed hybrid prosthesis).
Dr. Daniel Han transforms smiles with dental implants in Arlington, Great Falls, Tyson’s Corner, Vienna, Oakton, Fairfax and McLean patients, with the greatest possible results.
Dr. Daniel Han provide comprehensive dentistry with affordable and comfortable dental implants in the Arlington area for Washington D.C., Georgetown, Great Falls, Tyson’s Corner, Vienna, Oakton, Fairfax and McLean, VA.