Healthy teeth are essential for your dental health and your overall physical health, and healthy gums are an important part of healthy teeth. While general dentistry focuses on dental hygiene and the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of oral disease, periodontics requires expertise in soft tissues like the gums and other structures surrounding the teeth.
Dr. Karapetian offers a full range of expertise in dental implants and extractions, facial trauma, and anesthesia. Our mission at Washington Periodontics is to provide compassionate and attentive patient care using state-of-the-art procedures, technologies, and surgical techniques.
We offer a wide range of services to improve your oral health including implants, bone and soft tissue grafting, full-mouth rehabilitation, frenectomies, tooth extractions, and more!
Tooth implants are designed to provide a long-term solution for missing teeth, because they are strong and durable, and they look and feel like your natural teeth!
A titanium post is placed in the jawbone and fuses with the bone over time. Once the implant has fused with the bone, a dental crown is placed on top of the implant to provide a natural-looking and feeling replacement for your missing tooth.
Implant-supported dentures are a type of denture that is secured to dental implants in the jawbone, rather than resting on the gums. This provides a more secure fit and prevents the dentures from slipping or moving around in your mouth.
Once the implants are placed, the dentures are attached to them and can only be removed by a dentist, making them a great option for people who are looking for a more permanent solution to their denture needs.
A frenectomy is a surgical procedure to remove or release a frenum, which is a small band of muscle tissue that attaches the lips and tongue to the gums or teeth. This procedure is often performed on children who have a condition called "tongue-tie," which can interfere with breastfeeding.
Bone grafting and soft tissue grafting are procedures used to repair bones and gum tissue that have been damaged by injury or disease.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure to repair or replace missing jaw bone with artificial bone or bone from another part of your body like the hip. This can be done to repair damage from injury or disease which helps to support the teeth and gums and prevent further damage. A bone graft can also be done to provide support for dental implants.
Soft tissue grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces lost or damaged gum tissue with healthy tissue from another part of your mouth. A gum graft can be used to repair damage from injury, disease, or surgery which helps to protect the roots of the teeth and prevent further damage.
A sinus lift is a dental procedure that is done to raise the sinus floor and create new bone in the upper jaw. This procedure is often done in preparation for dental implants and helps to provide a more solid foundation for the implant.
You may benefit from sinus augmentation if you have:
If you're looking for a periodontist in Northern Virginia, look no further than Washington Periodontics. Dr. Christine Karapetian and the rest of our team provide the highest quality of care to our patients. We offer a wide range of services and use the most advanced technology available to provide the best possible results.
No matter what your needs are, we're here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!