Drs. Monroe and Monroe offer complete placement of dental implants in their Southern Pines, NC dentist office. Dental implants are the most natural-looking and innovative solution for replacing missing teeth. The dental implant procedure has drastically improved and offers many cosmetic benefits as well as oral health benefits. With proper care and routine dental visits with a professional dental cleaning, your dental implants can last a lifetime.
By having Dr. Clement Monroe perform the entire dental implant process in his Southern Pines, NC cosmetic 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. 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.
Types of Dental Implants
Our Southern Pines, NC dentists will use dental implants to successfully and securely replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or to secure a denture when an entire arch of teeth have been lost or removed.
Single Tooth Dental Implant– Dental implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth. Dr. Monroe will place the implant post in the root canal. Once healed, the abutment will be attached, and a dental crown will be used to complete the restoration.
Dental Implant Secured Bridge– A dental bridge is often used to replace several consecutively missing teeth. Traditionally secured using prepared adjacent teeth; Dr. Monroe usually recommends securing dental bridges with dental implants. Implants provide more structural support for the jaw and bite and need less maintenance.
Dental Implant Secured Denture– Many patients struggle with ill fitted dentures. Dentures are prone to slipping or falling out, causing embarrassment for patients. Dentures can be secured using about four strategically placed dental implants in is a process known as “all-on-four”. Dental implant secured dentures allow patients to enjoy a diet without restriction and can help patients feel more confident in their smile.
Dental Implant Procedure
Dr. Monroe will perform the surgical placement of the dental implant as well as the restoration of the crown, bridge or denture at his Southern Pines, NC cosmetic dentistry office. 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 metal anchors and small posts made of titanium that will fuse with the living bone as it heals, forming a solid structure for the replacement tooth.
Dr. Monroe may be able to immediately replace the dental implant with a dental crown, dental 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 after the implant has fully fused to the bone.
Schedule a Consultation
If you have a missing tooth or several missing teeth, we offer dental implants in the Seven Lakes, NC, Foxfire, NC, Southern Pines, 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.