Drs. Monroe and Monroe offer complete services for dental implants in their Pinehurst 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 can be used to replace a single missing tooth or secure a denture when several teeth are missing in is a process known as “all-on-four”. Implant secured dentures can be life changing for patients who have struggled with loose, poor fitting dentures.
Dental implants provide a permanent, stable solution for missing teeth with several additional benefits for long term dental health. During a complimentary consultation, Dr. Monroe will determine if you are a candidate for dental implants and create an individualized plan of treatment to restore a healthy, functional smile.
About Dental Implants
Dental implants offer patients with missing teeth a natural looking and functioning replacement option that also improves and supports long term dental health. Current patients have enjoyed an over 95% success rate with dental implants.
Dental Implant vs. Bridge vs. Denture
All three of these restorations replace missing teeth, however a dental implant is the only one that replaces the actual root structure of a tooth. This means that the prosthetic tooth (or teeth) is permanently fixed in the mouth and does not require any support from neighboring teeth or use of adhesives. The implanted post helps to reduce bone loss in the jaw, a common side effect of tooth loss that can lead to shifting of remaining teeth and a premature aged look.
For denture patients, dental implants can minimize speech impediments often associated with loose or ill-fitting dentures. Dental implants enable patients to enjoy a normal, healthy diet.
About the Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Clement Monroe is one of few area dentists to provide complete services for dental implants, a convenience for patients that also ensures a consistency of care.
If a tooth extraction is needed, that will be performed first and then the dental implant will be surgically placed in the jawbone. The implant is a small post made of titanium that will fuse with the living bone as it heals, forming a solid structure for the replacement tooth.
In some cases, 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.
It typically takes 3 to 6 months for the implant to fully fuse with the jawbone. The final restoration will be attached to the dental implant for a permanent restoration.
Dental Implant FAQs
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.
Are Dental Implants Right For Me?
In order to be a candidate for dental implants, patients should be healthy enough for surgery, have healthy gums and adequate bone structure to support the implant. Dr. Monroe will perform a comprehensive evaluation and recommend the various treatment options available to you.
What is the best choice for missing teeth?
Whether you have one or several missing teeth, there are may options for replacement. Dr. Monroe will evaluate your condition and help you choose which replacement option is best for you. In many cases, a dental implant is the best choice for someone who wants a long lasting, worry free solution. Dental implants have the highest success rate and patient satisfaction compared with any other type of dental treatment. Dental implants give patients the most lifelike replacement for missing teeth with the ability to eat, drink, speak and smile confidently and without any restrictions.
How long does a dental implant last?
With proper care and maintenance, you can expect your dental implant to last a lifetime.