Dental Implants Specialist

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Leesville Dental Studio

Dentistry located in Raleigh, NC

Don’t be dismayed by missing teeth or dentures that keep falling out. Explore innovative solutions like dental implants. The reputable team at Leesville Dental Studio in Raleigh, North Carolina, provides sturdy, reliable, and lasting dental implants as a base for natural-looking dentures and crowns. The unwavering and overarching goal is to give you the beautiful smile you deserve. Schedule your appointment online or call Leesville Dental Studio today.

Dental Implants Q & A

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots used to stabilize dentures or other dental prostheses, such as a crown. With dental implants, your dental prosthesis stays securely in place. 

Dental implants are made from a sturdy titanium material your Leesville Dental Studio provider fuses to your jawbone in an in-office procedure. After a healing period, your dentist carefully places your prosthesis on top of your implants to replace a single tooth, a few missing teeth, or even an entire set of missing teeth. Dental implants come in various shapes and sizes.

What does the dental implant procedure involve?

During your dental implant procedure, your dentist administers an anesthetic or sedation before making an incision in your gums and drilling small holes into your jawbone. Next, your dentist puts the titanium implants in the holes and closes your gums with stitches to allow your new implants to fuse with your jaw over time.

After your dentist places your implants, the next step is the fusion process (osseointegration). This typically takes around three to six months for your jawbone and implants to fuse properly.

Following the completion of the healing process, you go back to the office and your dentist attaches a supporting element called an abutment on the top of each implant. Lastly, your prosthesis is secured to the abutments.

Am I a suitable candidate for dental implants?

To be a suitable candidate for dental implants, you should:

  • Have a fully-grown jawbone
  • Have healthy oral tissues and dental health
  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be free of any health conditions that could affect bone healing

Dental implants are an excellent choice if you haven’t had success with your regular dentures. Your dentist might also recommend dental implants to improve your speech or if your regular dentures keep falling out.

What are the advantages of dental implants?

Leesville Dental Studio offers dental implants due to the many advantages, such as: 

  • Preventing bone loss in the future
  • Replicating and replacing your natural tooth roots
  • Securing your dentures or crown
  • Safeguarding and protecting your jawbone
  • Enabling you to eat a healthy, normal, balanced diet
  • High-quality materials that don’t decay or deteriorate like your natural teeth
  • Improved dental health
  • Long-lasting results

Dental implants are an excellent method of improving your speech and the look of your smile.

Missing teeth can cause bone loss and change the shape of your face. Call Leesville Dental Studio or book online to discover dental implants.