Dental Implant Procedure
Dentist Asheboro, NC
If you are seeking a great way to replace lost teeth with artificial ones that resemble natural teeth, dental implants are the solution. Dental implants act as anchors for artificial replacement teeth. When inserted into the bone, they become part of it through osseointegration, a process involving the fusing of metal titanium posts with the bone. Our dentist at Randolph Center for Dental Excellence installs dental implants to secure removable or permanent dental bridges and dentures. We help you establish if you are qualified to receive dental implants.
Who Needs Dental Implants?
A majority of people with one or a couple of missing teeth can be candidates for dental implants. There are, however, factors that are considered before we clear you as a candidate for the restorations. You may require dental implants if you have lost teeth due to tooth root fracture, cavities or decay, clenching, grinding habits, or facial injury. You may also lose teeth from gum disease.
Preparing for Dental Implants
Prior to undergoing a dental implant procedure, it is paramount you tell our dentist about any medications or supplements you may be using. Let the dentist know if you are using blood thinners. Ensure you see a primary care provider who will check for existing conditions that can interfere with implant placement.
Dental Implant Procedure
Performing a dental implant installation takes place over numerous months. A dentist uses sedation dentistry to create comfort. If there is a need for extraction, our dentist will conduct it. Tooth extraction may be followed by bone grafting and placement of membrane so that you maintain sufficient bone by the time you check in for implantation. Dental implants require enough bone mass so that the support of the restoration is enhanced. Implanting the screw is the next step.
Our dentist places the post within the location where the missing tooth or teeth were. This is usually after about three months since the extraction site will have healed. When installing the screw, we drill the bone. It takes another three months or so for the titanium post to integrate, in which case, it becomes part of the bone. We place a short-term tooth on the implant after inserting the implant or after it has healed.
The final step involves fixing the permanent teeth. We obtain molds of the teeth that we use as models for making artificial teeth. You will return later on after a few weeks to have a permanent abutment, also referred to as the connector piece. Your artificial tooth is then placed over the implant. Our dentist will provide the after-implant care instructions so that you hasten the healing and prevent complications.
Dental Implant Restoration
At Randolph Center for Dental Excellence, Dr. Bryan Freeman and Dr. Cheryl Freeman, can provide a thorough examination and consultation to determine the dental implant restoration procedure that will work best for you. Take a step towards confidence, freedom, and a wider smile by considering replacing the gaps in your teeth with dental implants.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Receiving dental implants comes with numerous benefits. The restorations improve your ability to chew. They enhance your appearance and speech. Since dental implants are permanent, patients do not need to use adhesives as happens with dentures. People who wear dentures often use adhesives to hold them in place. Dental implants do not get cavities. Additionally, they help stimulate the bone, hence helping preserve the bone volume.
If you believe you are a candidate for implants, visit us at to talk about the dental implant procedure. It may make sense to talk about dental implants vs mini implants. Call us at (336) 444-2772 to schedule your appointment.