Capitol Dental Implant Center

Dental Implants Washington DC

 What Are Dental Implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to
implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

A smiling elderly man

“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Bonacci is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Dr. Bonacci performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

Ready for a Consultation?

Call us to scheduled an appointment Christopher E. Bonacci, D.D.S., M.D., PC Phone Number 703-255-9400. We are proudly located in Vienna, and serve patients from McLean, Oakton, Tysons, and surrounding areas.

Christopher E. Bonacci, DDS, MD, PC

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I'm writing this review years after the fact, because I'm terrible at time management. However, let it be clear that even after all this time has passed, my high opinion of Dr. Bonacci's practice has only increased. From day one, the staff was compassionate for my situation and communicated clearly about the procedure and finances.…

- Benn M

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Dr Bonacci has done several implants for me. I happy been extremely pleased with the results and the overall experience. I now live in Nashville, but will be coming to him for another implant.

- Helen B

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Dr. Bonacci is the greatest. Very understanding and personable. After 3 previous failed implants from another oral surgeon, Dr. Bonacci knew how to fix the problem in 2 visits. Now I can smile again.

- jody M

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Everyone in this office was exceptionally attentive and easy to work with.

- Peter W

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I had dental implant surgery. I was very concerned about pain from the surgery. The surgery went very well and the pain was minimal. I had few instances where I did something that even caused a little pain.

- Wayne B

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It was pleasant experience. Absolutely pain free for me. Treated nicely and I feel confident about procedure that was done. Dr. B is the best.

- Margarat N

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This is my second implant with Dr. Bonacci and its was another success. I have also had my wisdom teeth pulled here and so did my son. My wife also had a procedure done here and all of them were excellent.

- frank n

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This was my first dental implant, and the procedure could not have gone more smoothly or been handled more professionally. Dr. Bonacci extracted the wisdom teeth of both my children and has done a dental implant for my wife. His credentials and performance are truly outstanding, and he was more than generous with the time…

- Douglas B

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I have had severe dental fear for most of my life. From the first time I entered this office, I was made to feel welcome and comfortable. Dr. Bonacci put me at ease, explained every step of the procedure, and carried out the work with great skill and professionalism.

- Ellen C

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procedure went very well, satisfied with staff and doctor kindness to make sure I was okay..

- Dorine D

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This experience exceeded my expectations I wish I had this done years ago. I highly recommend Dr. Bonacci and his staff. They are patient friendly and vey understanding.

- ann r

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I would give 6 stars if I could! Dr. Bonacci made me comfortable every step of the way--he is warm, caring and professional. I would highly recommend him. Staff was very comforting and helped make the entire experience very pleasant.

- Mary D

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Overall a very fine and professional experience. I have full confidence in this practice

- vinicio v

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Wonderful experience! The doctor and the assistants have been great. I would recommend this office in a heartbeat!

- Joann B

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very pleased with the overall process and the results

- gerald f

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I was very uptight and nervous about my implant surgery and all that it entailed. I read reviews and stressed about who to use and what was to be done. I was recommended to Dr. Bonacci by a friend who had a very positive experience. Dr. Bonacci was top notch from start to finish. Knowledgeable,…

- Jackie T

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From top to bottom the best treatment I've received in any doctor's office. Pain-free procedures and over-the-top courteous staff. Would recommend to anyone. Thanks to the entire staff!

- Christian M

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I had a GREAT experience with Dr. Bonacci and his staff. I was completely nervous about getting an implant, especially since is was closer to the front of my mouth. At every turn, they anticipated my nerves and were very quick to respond with care and comfort. They know that patients come in with uncertainties…

- Kara T

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I am extremely pleased with the care I received from Dr. Bonacci and his staff for my dental implant. They are kind, professional, thorough, and deliver the highest degree of service. Dr. Bonacci even called to check on my recovery throughout the process. I highly recommend this office to anyone in need of oral surgery!

- Stephanie B

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The care I received from Dr. Bonacci and his staff was fabulous!

- Marice W

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