When you need specialized care, you deserve a specialist with the greatest level of expertise. Dr. Israel Puterman, an experienced periodontist and expert provider of dental implants, welcomes Bethesda and Washington, DC patients to his unique practice. With training and experience well above the norm, the focus of Dr. Puterman’s work is improving the aesthetics and function of your teeth and implants through the highest-quality care and a patient-centered approach. Learn more about treatment options with the practice by scheduling an appointment.
Dental implants are highly predictable and long-lasting, therefore Dr. Puterman believes that “good enough” just isn’t good enough. Dr. Puterman is an expert who has placed thousands of dental implants patients. In addition to being a Periodontist, Dr. Puterman completed a 3-year residency program in Implant Dentistry, giving him a level of expertise achieved by very few clinicians in the country. Dr. Puterman’s use of superior materials and advanced technology improve accuracy, patient comfort, treatment time, and outcomes.
If one of your teeth appears longer than usual or if the root of your tooth is visible, you may benefit from gum grafting. This procedure restores an aesthetic appearance to the smile and also promotes bone growth where it has receded. Dr. Puterman uses techniques to replace lost tissue in a natural-looking way so that grafts are not visible afterward.
Because patient comfort is a top priority in our practice, we offer several options for anesthesia and sedation. Dr. Puterman is one of the few periodontists who can provide IV sedation to patients who prefer a deeper level of relaxation. This approach is a more precise and safer option than traditional oral medication, and it is available for patients at any stage of their treatment.
Dr. Puterman holds postgraduate certification as a periodontist and is a specialist in the supporting tissues of the teeth. He is uniquely qualified to evaluate your gum and bone tissues and conduct procedures for prevention or treatment of periodontal disease, including restoration through dental implants, correction of gum recession, and bone loss treatments. Years of advanced training allow him to guide patients effectively in determining the best approach for their care.
In order for implants to be successful, they must be placed into good quality bone. Most patients, however, need implants because of bone loss around their teeth.Thankfully, Dr. Puterman can correct this issue by grafting bone to correct the loss of bone. This predictable procedure restores the lost bone and allows for implant placement in a manner that will maximize their success.
The maxillary sinus is an empty cavity above your upper back teeth. When implants in this area are needed, a small amount of bone graft is often needed to lift the sinus and allow the implants to maintain bone around them. Dr. Puterman uses minimally-invasive techniques for this purpose, leading to an easy and quick recovery along with a successful result.
Our patients tell us that the difference in our practice is palpable from the moment you walk in. We know that periodontal and implant care can be intimidating, and our team puts great emphasis on making sure that you get world-class care in the most comfortable setting. Focusing on highly specific areas of treatment allows our practice to provide the most effective care and no detail is overlooked in giving you the care you deserve. Dr. Puterman focuses his career on procedures related to periodontics, bone and gum recession, and dental implants for Bethesda and Washington, DC patients. As a result, you can expect predictable, lasting, and attractive results.
Just as important as our expertise is your experience. Dr. Puterman and our staff view patients as partners in their treatment. Through your consultation, you will receive the information you need to enter procedures with confidence. Each member of our team will be available to you and able to answer questions or address concerns you have along the way. For us, care is more than the clinical outcome.
Excellent Doctor, team, and process. It is never fun to go see someone when your tooth is hurting and feels like your jaw is exploding. Dr. Puterman did an excellent job with a difficult procedure. His staff is excellent, attentive, and tenacious with insurance companies (a big plus in my book). They are first rate – highly recommended.
- George P.
I highly recommend Dr. Puterman and his staff. Although I was terrified, they made me feel comfortable before having extensive implant surgery and I am very pleased with the outcome. Dr. Puterman is excellent technically and he and his staff are friendly, caring, and are outstanding in what they do.
- Selma K.
If your dentist sends you to Dr. Puterman, know you will be receiving excellent care. Starting with Marla and all the front office staff: they are efficient and friendly, and they go way beyond normal duties to show that they care about each individual patient. Ditto for the assistants who explain every test and procedure, offer warm blankets before surgery, and make sure the patients are perfectly comfortable. Dr. Puterman is amazing…
- Laura F.
Dr. Puterman and his staff are all so wonderful! I never felt anything but relaxed at every visit. I had two different gum graft surgeries and am incredibly happy with the results. Would highly recommend this practice.
- Allie S.
I give Dr. Puterman and his staff 5-star rating for the following reasons: clean, relaxing environment and extremely welcoming staff; no waiting period once I stepped into the office; appointment was scheduled promptly after initial contact; friendly and knowledgable office staff and assistants; professional and warm atmosphere. Love Dr. Puterman & Marla!! Looking forward to my follow up appointment.
- Anne H.
Receive high-quality care from a supportive professional practice. Bethesda and Washington, DC patients can schedule a visit with our experienced periodontist online or by phone.
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