Missing and damaged teeth can be a hassle when it comes to everyday tasks like eating and drinking. Fortunately, dental implants can help to resolve this issue. Dental implants are an effective, long-lasting solution to regaining full tooth functionality and restoring your smile, especially for patients who need a more permanent solution than dentures. Our Raleigh dentist office offers $1,000 off dental implant procedures. This procedure includes the crown! Our experienced staff is here to help you regain your perfect smile at an affordable price with our dental implant promotion. For more information about this promotion, fill out the contact form below.
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Dental Implants At Our Dentist Office
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots crafted from titanium that give a replaced or fixed tooth a permanent foundation. They are surgically installed inside the jaw-line beneath the gums and work to hold your tooth in place. Immediately after the dental implant is installed and the tooth is attached, the ease and flexibility of chewing and drinking are restored. This process begins by creating an artificial tooth root with titanium screws. Once the root is created and implanted and your tooth is secured to the implant, a porcelain crown is then placed over the damaged tooth. Our dental implants from Six Forks Smiles are strong, durable, and constructed to last many years. However, frequent or normal wear may require replacing or adjusting every so often.
Once the damaged tooth is secured to the implant, a porcelain crown is then placed over it. Porcelain crowns are an effective solution to restoring damaged teeth and are individually designed to closely resemble that of a natural tooth. They are simply tooth-shaped caps that are placed over a damaged tooth to completely restore the tooth’s shape and functionality, while also adding more resilience, durability, and strength to the problematic tooth. Porcelain crowns replace the entire external portion of a tooth, from the tip of the tooth to the gums. Once the porcelain crown is secured over the damaged tooth, it will look and feel like a natural tooth and function exactly like your other, normal teeth.
Dental Implant Uses
- Replace one or multiple teeth that are missing or damaged.
- Relief of symptoms caused by shifting teeth, including joint pain and bite problems.
- Restoration of your smile.
- Restore problems with chewing, digestion, or speech.
- Restoration of facial tissue.
- Stabilize and support bridges or dentures.
Dental Implants Procedure
When getting a dental implant, the entire process can involve several visits which can span across several months.
At the initial consultation, our professionals will take an x-ray and impressions of your teeth and jaw to see if you would be an appropriate candidate for a dental implant. Once the reviews are examined and confirmed, at your next appointment, the dentist will numb the affected area and surgically infuse the dental implant into the jawline. Once completed, the six-month healing process will begin. Depending on the type of implant you receive, after the healing process, a second surgery may be necessary; however, the dentist will discuss all your options with you prior to the first surgery.
After the implant(s) has healed, our team of professionals will create an artificial tooth that is individually sculpted to look as natural as possible and attach it to the post. Your fitting may take several visits, and up to two months to complete. Once the tooth is secured to the post, your smile is then completely restored, and your damaged tooth has full functionality again.
Our Raleigh restorative dentists will give you specific instructions on how to care for your dental implant and discuss proper oral hygiene to ensure the life of your implant.
Dental Implants FAQ’s
What Are Dental Implants?
Performed since the 1950s, Dental Implants are artificial, but natural looking tooth roots that are implanted and infused into the jawbone to ensure a safe, permanent solution for a fixed or replaced tooth.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Generally speaking, a good candidate for dental implants has a missing or damaged tooth that they would like to be fixed, and is in good oral and general health. To individually determine if you are a candidate for dental implants, call our office today at 919-834-4450 or fill out the contact form below to schedule a consultation.
How Much Will Dental Implants Cost?
It is no secret that dental implants come with a price; however, our implants are made to last a lifetime. Our Raleigh dentists ensure that your investment is worthwhile. We are professionally trained and certified to effectively get the job done.
Although the cost of dental implants can be steep, Six Forks Smiles has various programs and payment plans that can help you. Visit our finance and payment options page for more information.
Will My Insurance Pay for My Implants?
One of the biggest concerns of dental implants is obviously the financial cost. Generally, some insurances will cover dental implants; however, it is ultimately determined by the individual insurance company. After consulting with Dr. Rebecca Schmorr, our experienced office staff will provide you with an estimate of cost according to your insurance company.
Six Forks Smiles participates in various dental insurance companies. For a full list of the companies, visit our insurance page.
Will Dental Implant Procedures Hurt?
When it comes to a dental operation, there will always be a level of discomfort involved. However, most dental implant procedures result in significantly less discomfort than other regular extractions. After the initial consultation and procedure, returning patients usually express how little discomfort they’ve experienced.
Should I be Nervous about a Dental Implant Procedure?
Dental implant procedures are very safe and carefully calculated, meaning there is nothing to worry about. However, if you do have some anxiety, we have various sedation dentistry therapies to help completely relax you, during and after the procedure. Our dentist clinical staff are certified in IV sedation, nitrous oxide (laughing gas), and oral sedation to help our patients feel at ease during the dental implant procedure. For more information, call our office at 919-834-4450 to speak with one of our qualified staff members.
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When it comes to your teeth, you want someone you can trust. Dr. Rebecca Schmorr is a board certified,