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Dental Implants

Losing a tooth can be embarrassing. Without proper replacement, a missing tooth can also lead to other oral health issues.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are used to attach crowns, bridges, and dentures directly to the jawbone.

Thinking about dental implants? Here's why you should visit Smile Designer DDS in Arlington, VA, for your treatment.

Replace a Missing Tooth Today Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation at Smile Designer DDS

If you are interested in implant dentistry, schedule a consultation at Smile Designer DDS in Arlington, VA. Our Ivy League-trained, board-certified dentists can provide advanced implant care in a modern, spa-like setting.

Take the first step towards treating tooth loss. Contact us online or call us to schedule an appointment:

(703) 351-7645

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5-Star Reviews From Patients "Very good experiences with this office!"


Adelina M


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Amazing staff all throughout the office, from the receptionist to the hygienists and the doctors! And I know because I had to work with many staff members, having had an implant (which meant many different procedures). They always took the time to explain everything that was going on (with my dental care, my insurance payments process, and other services I was interested in). Couldn't recommend them more :)

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Sara Meyer


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Very good experiences with this office! I went for a cleaning then made another appointment for a consultation to get my retainer re-fitted and both appointments were very efficient. Dr Hae Lim Ji was so nice and very knowledgeable. I felt like she explained things better than I’ve ever experienced at other dentist offices which I appreciated. I don’t dread going to this dentist!!

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The Unbeatable Benefits of Dental Implants

Jawbone Protection

When you lose a tooth, the jawbone in that area begins to recede. Like tooth roots, dental implants stimulate the bone tissue around them, keeping it healthy and full.

Stability for Denture Wearers

Removable dentures are better than living with no teeth, but they can slip out of place or make noises when you're trying to talk or eat. Implant-supported dentures are fastened securely to dental implants, so they never shift out of place, even when you're eating steak or blowing out your birthday candles.

Conservative Single Tooth Replacement

If you are only missing one tooth, you have two treatment options: a traditional dental bridge or an implant-supported dental crown. The adjacent teeth will need to be reshaped to place a traditional bridge. An implant-supported crown is attached to a dental implant, so the surrounding teeth do not need to be reshaped.

Long-Lasting Results

Dental implants may seem like a big investment, but they are designed to last a lifetime. Titanium is biocompatible and built to last in the body for several decades. As long as you visit the dentist regularly and take good care of your smile, you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants for many years or even the rest of your life.

What to Expect During Dental Implant Treatment

Once implant treatment is complete, many patients choose to further enhance their newly restored smiles with cosmetic dentistry.
Once implant treatment is complete, many patients choose to further enhance their newly restored smiles with cosmetic dentistry.


During your consultation at our Arlington, VA, dental office, Dr. Han will assess your dental health and determine if implants are right for you. He will also conduct advanced CT imaging to start planning your surgery. If you need additional dentistry before your implant surgery, Dr. Han will schedule your procedures.


A healthy smile can help us ensure successful treatment and long-lasting results. If you suffer from jawbone recession or gum recession, we can perform a bone or gum graft a few months before your implant surgery. We can perform most types of dentistry on-site so patients can receive most preparatory procedures without leaving our office.


Your implant surgery will take place at our beautiful, spa-like Arlington, VA, dental office. We offer sedation dentistry and modern amenities like noise-canceling headphones to make your implant surgery even more comfortable. We also perform guided surgery for advanced precision and better results.


After your implants are placed, it will take a few weeks for your gums to heal and a few months for your bone to heal. Over four to six months, your implants will fuse with your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration is vital to the success of your implant treatment. You will be given instructions to ensure a safe and successful recovery.


If you qualify for a same-day restoration, we will use CAD/CAM technology to create and place your dental restoration on the same day of your surgery. If you do not qualify for a same-day restoration, you will come back to our Arlington, VA, office four to six months later when you are healed from surgery to have your implant-supported crown, bridge, or denture attached.
Once implant treatment is complete, many patients choose to further enhance their newly restored smiles with cosmetic dentistry.

Dental Implant FAQs

How much do dental implants cost?

The cost of dental implants varies from patient to patient and will depend on several factors, including how many implants you need, the condition of your smile, and the complexity of your implant surgery.

Are dental implants covered by insurance?

Dental implants themselves are not covered by insurance because they are considered elective. However, your dental restoration, dental exam, and preparatory treatments may be covered by insurance. Our Arlington, VA, office staff will work with your insurance to maximize your benefits. For any remaining costs, we offer financing with CareCredit®.

How should I care for my dental implants?

Your dental implants are permanently embedded in your jawbone, so there's not much you need to do in order to take care of them. You can care for your implant-supported dental crown, dental bridge, or denture the same way you would care for your natural teeth. Maintain good gum health and avoid smoking to avoid complications that could lead to implant failure.

Hear Our Patient's Experiences With Our Dental Implants


Freshly Made


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I was introduced to SmileDesigner by a friend who happened to be a patient there. My experience there was very nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They made every step crystal clear to me so I never felt confused at any point. I worked with Dr. Han and he's very professional. I need an implant that's relatively tricky to pull off. He discussed every option with me and i felt like I was being well taken care of. He went out of his way to order a custom implant for me because of the challenging placement and the result is amazing. The whole procedure was quick and smooth.

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Sonjia Ford


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Dr. Han is a master in the periodontics field. His process is methodical; accessing several options to obtain your best outcome for lasting durability. He communicates and educate you on every step of the procedure. I always feel comfortable when I am in his chair. He takes the time to get to know you and what is important to you. Dr. Han rescued and is restoring my mouth from previously poor dental procedures to healthy teeth and gum. I feel valued and cared for when I go to Smile Designers. The staff is authentically pleasant (Olivia is the gold standard). If you require dental care do yourself a favor and go to Smile Designer.

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Smile Designer DDS

The highly trained team at Smile Designer DDS includes a periodontist, a prosthodontist, an orthodontist, and a general dentist. Whatever your dental needs, we provide effective treatments using the latest technology to the community of Arlington, VA. Our dentists are affiliated with professional associations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Orthodontics
  • American Board of Periodontology
  • Virginia Dental Association
  • Northern Virginia Dental Society

To schedule an appointment contact us online or call (703) 351-7645 today.

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