Dental implants are permanent replacement tooth roots that are made from titanium. The implant acts as an anchor for the replacement tooth, holding the new tooth firmly in place. At Millpond Family Dental, dental implants are placed as a preferred permanent solution that can last for a lifetime with proper care. They are a particularly excellent option for patients who have lost a tooth due to an injury or periodontal disease. Unlike bridges or dentures, dental implants look and function like natural teeth, so patients can smile, talk, and eat with confidence. Dental implants are a key part of our practice and as such we have invested in the latest technology and equipment to safely and easily place and restore dental implants.
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Dental implant posts work as artificial tooth roots. This metal post is placed directly into the jawbone, where it fuses with your bone. This forms a strong foundation for a replacement tooth, which will be placed on top of the metal post. In this way, implants not only help restore your ability to eat and speak, they also prevent jawbone deterioration that commonly occurs after tooth loss.
Is this a painful procedure?
In most cases placing a dental implant is actually much more straighforward than removing the tooth in the first place. In addition since there are not nerve endings in bone and there is no hole left after the implant placement, most patient only feel minor soreness for a few days post placement.
Do I have to go to a surgeon?
No. At Millpond Family Dental our team has completed extensive training in advanced implant procedures, and has all of the expertise and equipment to place and restore your implant right here in our office.
What if I already have a denture and want implants?
In many cases as long as there is still adequate bone we can place dental implants and attach a detnure to these implants. This provides a stable foundation for your denture and eliminates the need for creams or adhesives to hold your denture in place. In some cases we can even attach your existing denture to the new implants!
Visit Millpond Family Dental at 3490 Kildaire Farm Rd. STE. 170, Cary, NC 27518, or call Dentist Cary, NC at (984) 465-1544 to find out how dental implants are an excellent choice for you.