Implants

Dental Implants in Fayetteville, NC

Implants are a great way to replace a missing tooth or multiple teeth. They require exactly the same care as natural teeth: daily brushing and flossing, along with regular dental checkups and professional cleanings.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are small titanium posts that replace the roots of missing teeth. They are inserted into your jawbone during a minor surgical procedure that takes place in the dental office. After implant healing has occurred (osseointegration), a completely lifelike porcelain tooth crown is attached. 

Although implant teeth will never decay, the gum tissues around them can become inflamed or infected in the absence of good oral hygiene. Properly cared-for dental implants both at home and in our office is essential.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Implants

How many teeth can be replaced with dental implants?

You can replace a single tooth, multiple teeth or all your teeth with implants. You don’t even need one implant for every missing tooth. As few as two Implants can support a removable lower denture, while as few as four implants can provide a full, permanent set of top or bottom teeth.

Is dental implant surgery painful?

Most people find dental implant surgery very easy to tolerate. Any post-operative discomfort can usually be managed with OTC pain reliever medications. Ice can also be helpful.

Are dental implants expensive?

At the outset, implants can be more expensive than other tooth replacement methods. But they can also last many years longer. So they can offer the best, most cost-effective option when needed as a long term option. 

How do you care for dental implants?

Properly cared-for dental implants should last a lifetime.

Can my body reject a dental implant?

An implant can fail to integrate with the jawbone if an infection develops, lack of good oral hygiene, or if it is subjected to forces too soon. 

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

There’s a good chance that you are, but this can only be determined after a complete oral examination that includes x-rays of your jaws. Please schedule a consultation to begin the exciting process of restoring your smile and bite.

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