Replacing missing teeth is important and can restore both your confidence in your appearance and your daily quality of life. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and advanced solution for the replacement of missing teeth. Dental implants are now a routine procedure and offer a 95% success rate and long-term oral health benefits. The dentist office of Drs. Monroe & Monroe Implant & General Dentistry near Foxfire, NC offers all types of dental implants for restoring a stable and comfortable smile that will look and feel completely natural.
Dr. Clement Monroe has many years of advanced training and experience in dental implants. He completed the Maxi-Course in Implant Dentistry, the Misch Implant Institute program in implant placement and restoration, and the Triangle Dental Implant Institute surgical and prosthetic dental implant program. He is also a member of The American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
What Is A Dental Implant?
A dental implant consists of a tiny, titanium post which is implanted into the jaw bone. This post, which serves as a tooth root replacement, plays an important role in stimulating healthy bone growth which reduces the risk of jaw shrinkage, a common side effect of untreated tooth loss. Dental implants offer patients several important benefits for overall and long term dental health:
- Improved bone and gum health (compared to alternative restorations)
- Avoids degradation of remaining healthy teeth (as in conventional bridgework)
- Improves the appearance of the smile and lower face
- Enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions
- No worry of slippage or dentures “falling out”
The Dental Implant Procedure
The dental implant procedure is a two part process: implantation and dental restoration. Foxfire, NC dentist, Dr. Monroe will need to do a comprehensive evaluation and consultation to examine your mouth, teeth and bone structure to determine if you are a candidate for dental implants.
Implantation: The first part of the dental implant procedure involves the extraction of the tooth if needed and implantation of the titanium implant post. Dr. Monroe will surgically implant the titanium post into your jaw bone at his Foxfire, NC cosmetic dentistry office. The implant will integrate and become part of the living bone structure. This provides a sturdy, long lasting support for the prosthetic tooth that is not achieved with other replacement options. The healing process for dental implant varies, but generally takes three to six months. During this time, you may have a temporary crown or bridge to restore aesthetics and function.
Implant Restoration: The second part of the dental implant procedure involves the implant restoration. Dr. Monroe will uncover the dental implant and attach an abutment. Next, he will secure the replacement tooth or teeth. In the case of a single missing tooth, Dr. Monroe will use a dental crown. For two or more missing teeth, they may use a dental bridge or denture.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in our Aberdeen, NC, Seven Lakes, NC, Southern Pines, NC, Foxfire, NC and Pinehurst, NC area dentist office. Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Monroe. We will discuss your oral health, concerns, budget and the benefits of dental implants.