Whether you are missing one tooth or several, dental implants in Creedmoor, North Carolina, are a great way to restore your smile. At Butner Creedmoor Family Dentistry, our dentist will design your implants to look and function just like your natural teeth. Patients with dental implants can feel comfortable eating, speaking and showing off their new smile. Plan an appointment with our dentist today by reaching out to our office at 919-528-9500.
What Is a Dental Implant?
Each implant has a small metal “post” that forms the foundation of your new tooth. The post is made of titanium and is inserted into the bone of the jaw. This replaces the root of the missing tooth while a dental restoration replaces the visible dental structure. Usually, the dental restoration is a dental bridge or replacement crown. Overall, the completed implant will look and act just like a natural tooth.
Patients can receive a single or multiple implants and can even replace a full set of teeth. With an implant restoration, patients can enjoy a long-lasting new smile.
What Benefits Do Dental Implants Offer?
Dental implants have many benefits, including:
- A healthy, great-looking smile. Dental implants can prevent bone loss that often occurs after tooth loss. This can affect neighboring teeth and the overall structure of the face. The “post” of the dental implant replaces the missing root of the tooth, providing stimulation and preventing erosion. Because implants are anchored into the jawbone, there is no need to grind or shave down neighboring teeth.
- A stable, comfortable restoration. Dental implants are anchored so your new teeth don’t slip or move out of place. Also, implants don’t rub against the gum tissue and cause irritation.
- Increase in confidence. Dental implants are designed to look just like natural teeth. Patients don’t have to worry about gaps in their smile or appliances that slip and move out of place.
Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
If you have had a tooth extraction and have good oral health, you are a likely candidate for an implant. If you are missing one or more teeth due to injury or disease, visit our office today, and Dr. Alok Sharda can provide you with an examination to determine if you have sufficient bone density to receive an implant.
CBCT 3D X-Ray Guided Implants
Cone beam imaging (CBCT) allows our dentist to see a complete view of your teeth, jaws and other facial features. The 3D image helps our office create a guide for accurate implant placement.
3D Printer & 3D Printed Surgical Guide on Stone Model
Frequently Asked Questions
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are an appliance made of a titanium post anchored to a restoration such as a dental bridge or crown. The post acts like a screw and anchors the restoration into the jawbone.
Will the implant look like a natural tooth?
Each implant is designed to blend in with your smile and can be matched to the surrounding area.
Who is a candidate for an implant?
Patients with healthy teeth and gums and a strong foundation for the implant are good candidates. Come in for an exam and our dentist can determine whether an implant is a good choice for you.
What is the success rate of an implant?
Since dental implants first started being used, dentists have seen them last for over 30 years. With proper hygiene and upkeep, our office can help your implant last for decades.
Will there be any discomfort?
To help patients feel comfortable, our dentist will use anesthesia while placing the implant. Our office may also prescribe medication to help with pain management. Usually patients can return to normal activity the day after their appointment.
What is the price of a dental implant?
The cost of the implant can depend on the number of implants, the type of restoration used and the individual needs of the patient. Our dentist will help determine an accurate estimate during your first consultation.
Will my insurance policy cover an implant?
Depending on the plan, an implant can be covered by insurance. If it is not covered under your current plan, it can sometimes be added on. Contact your provider to see if this is an option for you.
How long does it take to complete a dental implant?
The dental implants are completed over several appointments in addition to a healing period in between. Usually, treatment is completed over a few months, though some patients are eligible for “immediate” implants.
Find out how you can start your dental implant appointment in Creedmoor, North Carolina; call 919-528-9500 to contact our office for a visit today!