Dental Implants Raleigh, NC
Replacing damaged or missing teeth is now possible with dental implants in Raleigh, NC from Creedmoor Road General Dentistry. In the past, patients had to rely heavily on dental bridges and dentures to replace their missing teeth, but advances in dentistry have made implants possible. Modern implants look, feel and function just like real teeth. Each missing or damaged tooth can be permanently replaced by anchoring the replacement implant into the jaw itself. Dental implants look and feel like the real thing, helping patients to avoid the route of partial or full dentures.
What Are Implants And Why Should I Consider Them?
Dental implants are a surgical replacement device for missing teeth. Typically a metal material such as titanium is inserted and fastened directly into the jaw, acting as an anchor for the crown (prosthetic tooth). Once this implant is in place, the crown is then attached to the implant either via cementing it in place, or by a retainer screw.
Dental implants are usually an option for:
• Replacing a missing tooth – an implant and attached crown act and look just like the real thing.
• Replacing several missing teeth – an implant and bridge can replace missing teeth.
The benefits of dental implants:
• Improved appearance & comfort – implants can look and feel like a real tooth, boosting self-esteem.
• Improved chewing & overall eating – everyday activities like chewing will become easy again.
Dental Implant Process
Dr. Allen will create your unique treatment plan. Together we will discuss your budget, the implant procedure, recovery, and outcome expectations.
Implantation: The placement of the dental implant is a simple procedure performed in the dentist office under local anesthesia. It typically takes three to six months for the implant to heal and fully integrate with the jawbone. In some cases, Dr. Allen will place the permanent dental crown during this visit. Other times, a temporary crown will be placed while the implant heals.
Attaching artificial teeth (bridge, crown or denture) to implants anchored in the bone below the gum line are implant restorations. These can be snapped, cemented or screwed onto the dental implants. The treatment is designed to give a strong, secure tooth while improving the overall look and feel of the teeth. Your restoration will look and function the same as your natural teeth. You can brush and floss normally. For superior quality and care for your implant restoration in Raleigh, visit Dr. Lee Allen DDS at Creedmoor Road General Dentistry.
Implant Success Rates Up to 98%
While there are certain factors that may play into how successful dental implant procedures may be, the overall success rate is extremely high and very safe. Patients with otherwise healthy gums and bone are great candidates for dental implants. Speaking with your dentist can help to determine the recommended course of action after a thorough consultation.
Routine visits to Creedmoor Road General Dentistry for routine care will ensure long term health and function of your dental implant.