Dental Implants

Dental implants are a very reliable source for effective tooth replacement. Whether you have lost one tooth or many, implants can provide a permanent solution that looks and functions normally.

Dental Implants

A dental implant is an artificial root upon which a manufactured tooth can be placed. Implants are used to support the replacement of a single tooth, multiple teeth, or larger prostheses such as dentures, depending on the individual’s requirements and condition. Placement of the implant stabilizes bone levels and may prevent bone loss, resulting in greater long-term support, function, and esthetics. Implants are a superior way to replace missing teeth, as they do not require alteration of adjacent teeth. They are also an excellent way to stabilize a denture.

While out-of-pocket costs for patients with dental insurance vary on the particular plan, coverage, and limitations, we’re always happy to provide an estimate of cost based on those factors just after your consultation appointment. For those without dental insurance, we work to keep implants affordable by fixing the implant cost and providing flexible payment plan options.

At Summit Family Dentistry, we provide affordable dental implants in Denver, North Carolina. Call our office or request your dental implant consultation using our online form via the link below.

illustration of a dental implant being placed in the bottom row of teeth
  • What types of dental implants exist?

    Two of the most commonly used dental implants are endosteal implants and all-on-4 implants. Endosteal implants are the most common dental plant option. They are comprised of a titanium metal rod that is installed into the jawbone and a supporting post that is specifically designed to secure either a dental crown or a dental bridge. All-on-4 implants are a revolutionary dental implant system in which an entire top or bottom denture is supported on just four implants. Each implant is strategically placed so that the replacement teeth remain steady and secure. The advantage of using four implants is that it helps promote faster patient recovery and reduces the likelihood of complications from possible implant failure.

  • What is the procedure for dental implants? Are dental implants safe?

    Dental implants are safe, reliable, and effective for replacing missing teeth. The first step is consulting with a dentist to determine if you’re a good candidate for dental implants, depending on a variety of factors such as overall oral health and the number of missing teeth. During your consultation, the dentist or oral surgeon evaluates whether existing teeth need to be removed or additional bone is needed to accommodate the implant placement.

    If required, tooth extraction or bone grafting procedures take place first. Then the body is allowed to heal for several months to ensure there is adequate, quality bone present at the site of the implant.

    After extraction or bone graft healing, the dental implant is placed into the bone and a healing cap is placed over the implant so the implant healing phase can begin. This is followed by regular check-ups to ensure proper healing and no infection around the place of surgery.

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  • What are the benefits of dental implants?

    A person suffering from tooth loss will experience many challenges. The most obvious of these challenges are difficulties when chewing and speaking clearly. When tooth loss is left untreated it can result in very serious problems like tooth shifts, jawbone deterioration, facial structure loss and bite imbalances. These issues usually develop over time when there is no root system to maintain bone health and alignment. Dental implants provide an artificial root system to maintain order and keep the remaining teeth in line.

    They can not only help a patient overcome short-term challenges; they can also prevent long-term problems linked to tooth loss. They are the most effective method for treating tooth loss because dental implants serve as an artificial root system for supporting a prosthetic tooth and allow replacement teeth to feel more natural.

Questions About Dental Implants?

If you have any questions about dental implants contact us or request an appointment. We also provide a variety of preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dental services. What do you want to do next?