Dental Implants in Raleigh, NC
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What Are Dental Implants?
Restoring badly compromised teeth is critical to the overall wellness and appearance of the smile. To allow Raleigh, NC patients to productively contend with extracted or lost teeth, Dr. Vivian Throop is extremely excited to offer lifelike dental implants for tooth restoration. A dental implant consists of a sturdy post that serves as a substitute tooth root. A custom dental crown, bridge, or denture fills in for the visible part of the missing tooth (or a few teeth). When you suffer from missing teeth or require a tooth extraction, schedule a visit at City of Oaks Dental and ask about your dental implant solutions.
What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants at City of Oaks Dental provide a number of advantages for our patients in Raleigh, NC. As efficient replacements, dental implants:
- May improve your self-confidence while talking and showing your teeth
- Fuse with the jawbone to help preserve jawbone wellness and structure
- Encourage the consumption of a diverse diet
- Do not depend on surrounding teeth to stay in position
- Serve as a long-lasting tooth replacement option
- Replicate real teeth in ability and appearance
- Yield improved chewing strength and lifespan of crowns, bridges, or dentures
Am I A Candidate for Dental Implants?
Oral implants can replace any number of deteriorated teeth, ranging from one tooth to a whole mouthful. You might be considered a good candidate for implants if you have endured the loss of teeth, require extractions, or have problems with your current restoration. To work, dental implants require enough jawbone mass, healthy gum tissues, and a reliable dental environment. Sometimes, individuals could need additional services before being considered proper candidates. Dental implants might not be an option if you are an expecting mother, a tobacco user, or have specific health concerns. During your session, Dr. Throop will help you determine if implant-based solutions are right for you and your needs.
What Is the Treatment Process for Dental Implants?
The methodology for dental implants entails the surgical placement of the post and the attachment of a lifelike restoration (like partial pieces, crowns, or bridges). When your mouth is ready for surgery, it will be numbed with local anesthesia. Oral-conscious or IV services could also be used to help you feel more at ease throughout your visit. The titanium post will be strategically positioned within your jawbone at a particular area and allowed time to fuse with the tissue via a process called osseointegration. Once the surgical area has totally healed (commonly 6 – 9 months later), Dr. Throop will place a custom fixed denture, crown, or bridge and assess the alignment of your biting surfaces.
Natural-Looking Results for Your Smile
Owing to the innovations in contemporary dental technology, there are a number of approaches to overcoming tooth loss with the natural appearance and capabilities of dental implants. Dr. Throop is excited to perform implant-based denture, bridge, and crown alternatives as reliable tooth replacements for Raleigh, NC patients. To find out about your possibilities for restoring severely decayed or lost teeth, arrange your visit to City of Oaks Dental.
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Dental Implants FAQs
How many appointments does it take to get dental implants?
The process of getting dental implants requires a minimum of 2-3 appointments, though many patients will require additional visits depending on their oral and dental health at the outset of treatment. To begin, a comprehensive dental and oral exam will be conducted to assess the teeth, gums, bone, and other structures. X-ray imaging may be performed, and tooth extraction may also be performed to prepare the mouth for implants. If any underlying dental or oral issues, like decay or infection, are detected, treatment will need to be undertaken prior to starting the dental implant process at a subsequent appointment. After returning to have the implant(s) placed, the patient will then need to return in about 6-9 months for their permanent restoration to be attached. Additional appointments may be needed prior to this to ensure the implant is appropriately integrating with the bone.
How long do dental implants last?
The dental implant itself, meaning the titanium post that is fused with the jawbone, often lasts the remainder of a lifetime. If the attached restoration, like a crown or bridge, becomes compromised or damaged, the restoration can be replaced without having to alter the implant. Still, some incidents can damage the actual implant - like disease, infection, or trauma - in which case it may be necessary to repair or replace the post.
Should I get implants or dentures?
Patients who are missing multiple teeth in a row or a full arch of teeth often ask why they should consider implant-supported dentures over traditional (removable) dentures. With implant-supported dentures, patients can have the confidence in knowing that their dentures will not come loose or fall out while eating, talking, laughing, etc. Additionally, implant-supported dentures do not require extra maintenance, like soaking and cleaning. Instead, implant-supported dentures can be cared for just like natural teeth with brushing, flossing, rinsing, and regular dental exams and in-office cleanings.
City of Oaks Dental Reviews
Great dentist love the staff very professional outstanding work I would highly recommend
Dr. Throop and her staff greet you and treat you like they are so glad to see you each time you come. My wife and myself both go there. If you have severe gag reflex like I do they know how to relax you and get you through it. Dr. Throop offers the notorious oxide which stops my gag reflex and makes hour in chair seem like 5 mins. Eric Kent
Professional, well trained, great staff
Always a positive experience when I have my appointment. I feel like I get excellent dental care.
I’m an anxious patient when it comes to the dentist and city of oaks has the friendliest, most attentive, gentle staff. Jodi handled my annual cleaning and she talked me through every step and always asked how I was doing throughout the entire process. Highly recommend!