Capitol Hill Style: The Top 10 Best Smiles In Congress 2013

We’d like to acknowledge some of our D.C. public servants who have displayed great Capitol Hill style as representatives of the people, but not in terms of politics, the only debate we’d like to ignite is based on who has the best smile. We’d simply like to recognize the best and brightest D.C. smiles, since healthy, attractive smiles are what we’re all about. Without further......
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How Long Is The Typical Recovery From Dental Implant Surgery?

Recovery from dental implants is a multi-stage process. The initial recovery time for dental implant surgery is very short – you will be feeling better and able to return to work within just a few days. The second stage of recovery, during which the implant fuses with the jaw bone, can take several months, but this phase of recovery and healing will have very little impact......
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What Goes Into The Cost Of Dental Implants?

Dr. Emery successfully place dental implants for our Washington, DC area patients almost every day. In fact it is not unusual to have several patients in for a tooth replacement procedure using dental implants in the same day! One of the more common questions we are asked is, What is the cost of dental implants? But to answer this question we need to answer the......
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7 Crazy Ways People Lose Teeth & Need Dental Implants

If you’ve ever watched a Washington Capitals game you have undoubtedly seen someone with a missing tooth. Hockey players are notorious for losing teeth due to flying pucks, fights and other mishaps. Dr. Emery places hundreds of dental implants each year for Washington, DC area residents. According to AAOMS almost 70% of all adults age 35-44 have lost at least one tooth to accident, decay or disease. We have......
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Your Smile: Getting Reliable Dental Implant Advice

The science and technology of dental implants changes fast. So fast, in fact, that many of the  less informed dental practitioners are truly falling behind the times. And when you are considering  a decision as important as improving your smile this can be a huge problem. Many patients simply do not understand the options that are out there, nor the potential pitfalls of getting less than ideal......
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10 Ways People With Dental Implants Are Different

At The Capital Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery we place dental implants on a daily basis. Dr. Emery hears time and time again from happy patients just how much dental implants have improved their lives. That got us thinking; how are people with dental implants in Washington, DC different from those who have dentures or dental bridges? Here are 10 ways people with dental implants are different. 1.......
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Will Dental Implants Stop Bone Loss In The Jaw?

What Causes Bone Loss In The Jaw? There are several reasons that bone loss in the jaw can occur. Many times it is due to a natural process called resorption. Resorption is when the bone “melts away” over time due to the lack of stress on the bone caused by a natural tooth. In other words, if you are missing a tooth your jaw bone......
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New Maintenance Program For Dental Implants

We value our relationship with our patients and want to help maintain your dental implants in optimal condition. In 2012, we began a new program for implant patients, our “Implant Care System.” Working with your dentist over the last year we have optimized this synergistic program of implant maintenance and support. We now call it the “Advantage Implant Maintenance Program.” Dental Implant Maintenance Research Our......
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What Is the Cost of Dental Implants?

After placing thousands of dental implants in the Washington, DC area over the past 20+ years there are certain questions that seem to come up over and over again. And these questions are important. Dr. Robert Emery takes every effort to answer all of the questions our patients have when deciding if dental implants are the right treatment option for them. How Much Do Dental......
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What Is a Dental Bone Graft and Why Do I Need One?

Patients considering dental implants in Washington, DC are often surprised to find out that their oral surgeon is recommending a bone graft as part of a comprehensive dental implant procedure. We understand that this may, initially, sound a little frightening and that there is some confusion as to what a dental bone graft entails. Two common questions are, what is a dental bone graft and why do I need......
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