Drs. Monroe and Monroe offer complete placement of dental implants in their Aberdeen, NC area dentist office. Dr. Clement Monroe is a member of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and has many years of advanced training and experience in placing dental implants.
Dental implants are the most natural-looking and advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or to secure a denture when an entire arch of teeth have been lost or removed (a process known as “all-on-four”). By having Dr. Monroe perform the entire dental implant process in his Aberdeen, NC area dentist office, it will save you travel time to other offices and the hassle of additional bills. By having only one doctor work on your case from start-to-finish means that your care is more precise.
Why replace missing teeth?
Having missing teeth can be damaging to your self-esteem and your overall health. It can affect your smile, the shape of your lower face, and your ability to eat certain foods. When you’re missing teeth, bone loss and an unbalanced bite will occur. An unbalanced bite can lead to TMJ symptoms. Dental implants are the most natural looking and permanent solution to tooth loss. They provide a permanent and stable solution for missing teeth with several additional benefits for long term dental health.
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If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in the Southern Pines, NC, Seven Lakes, NC, Seven Lakes, NC, Foxfire, NC, Aberdeen, NC and Pinehurst, NC area. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Monroe to discuss your oral health, concerns, budget and the benefits of dental implants.
A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into the jawbone beneath the gum line. This titanium post will act as the tooth root providing a strong foundation for the replacement tooth. Then Dr. Monroe will use that to attach a replacement tooth. Dental implants do not come loose like dentures and can last a lifetime if cared for properly along with regular dental visits.
Parts of the Dental Implant
Implant post: a bio-compatible titanium post that is surgically implanted and fuses to the jaw bone creating a permanent and secure bond
Abutment: connects to the implant after it has fully healed, at the gum line and secures the dental crown or over denture
Prosthetic tooth: this can be a dental crown for a single missing tooth or a dental bridge or denture for multiple missing teeth
The procedure for dental implants requires multiple visits to our Aberdeen, NC cosmetic dentist office over several months. After the comprehensive evaluation, Dr. Monroe will create a personalized treatment plan. The entire implant process usually takes six to eight months, and most patients don’t experience a disruption to their daily lives.
Placing the Implant – If a tooth extraction is needed, that will be performed first. The dental implant will be surgically placed in the jawbone at our Aberdeen, NC area dentist office. This will serve as a tooth root substitutes. The dental implants will be allowed to heal and integrate with the natural bone, serving as the stable anchors for the new teeth. The healing process can takes about three to six months.
Depending on your case and the position of the missing tooth, Dr. Monroe may be able to immediately replace the dental implant with a dental crown, bridge or denture. In other instances, a temporary restoration will be placed while the implant heals and integrates with the bone.
Restoring the Dental Implant – While the dental implant is healing, a custom made dental crown, bridge or denture will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. Once the dental implant has healed, Dr. Monroe will restore the dental implant by placing the prosthetic tooth or teeth. This will serve as the permanent replacement teeth.
How much do dental implants cost?
The cost of dental implants is determined by the number and location of implants, as well as your overall dental health. Dr. Monroe will review all of your options as well as the cost of procedures prior to treatment. Most dental implant procedures are not covered by insurance, however, we will submit the necessary billing and documentation to your insurance company to allow for the maximum reimbursement. Dr. Monroe also offers flexible payment options and interest free financing to help make dental implants more affordable.
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
With proper care and maintenance, a dental implant is a permanent solution for missing teeth. The materials used in dental crowns are carefully selected depending on where in the mouth the tooth is being replaced. With any dental restoration, regular visits to our Aberdeen, NC dentist office are recommended to monitor your condition and make sure that treatment continues to be successful.
How quickly can I get a replacement tooth?
After a thorough dental exam, Dr. Monroe will help to determine what your best missing tooth treatment option will be. Dr. Monroe offers dental implants in his Aberdeen, NC dentist office for one or several missing teeth. After surgery, the dental implant typically requires 3 to 6 months to fully integrate with the jaw bone before we can secure the permanent restoration. Dr. Monroe may be able to provide a temporary crown while the implant heals.
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Most patients will qualify for dental implants. You should be healthy and have sufficient bone structure to support the implant. If you have suffered bone lost, Dr. Monroe may recommend bone grafting to ensure the success of your dental implant.