Dental Implants – Rocky Mount, NC

Gain A Strong, Beautiful Smile for Life

In the old days, if you were missing teeth, you had to settle for options like bridges or dentures. Luckily, those days are long gone, thanks to dental implants. They look, feel, and function like natural teeth because of a titanium anchor attached to the jawbone. Dental implants can also anchor bridges, partials, or full dentures to eliminate slipping. Contact us today for a consultation to see if dental implants are the right choice for you to gain a strong, beautiful smile for life.

Benefits of Dental Implants

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Compared to other tooth replacement options, dental implants have multiple advantages, such as:

Indications for Dental Implants

woman in lab coat holding dental implant

No matter the circumstances behind your tooth loss, it’s possible to replace them with dental implants. Furthermore, no matter how many teeth you’re missing, there’s a dental implant option out there for you. The only differences would be the number of implants placed and the types of restorations applied.

Missing Single Tooth

For a single missing tooth, just one titanium post would be surgically inserted into your jawbone. Over a few months, your jawbone will fuse with the post in a process called osseointegration. Once that process is complete, either Dr. Schrimper or Dr. Belton will place an all-ceramic crown on top of your implant to give it the natural feel and function you deserve.

Missing Multiple Teeth

If you’re missing several teeth in a row, not to worry. We can place a dental implant on either side of the gap in your smile, and place a dental bridge in between. A bridge is a row of prosthetic teeth with dental crowns on either side. These crowns are placed on the implants on the edges of the gap in your grin. Because the crowns are placed on dental implants, they won’t damage any of your remaining natural teeth in the same way that regular bridgework might.

Missing All Teeth

Traditional dentures used to be your only option if you were missing all of your teeth. Now, you can receive dentures held in place by dental implants. An average of four to six dental implants will be strategically placed throughout your jawbone in the areas where they will receive the most support. That way, even if you have undergone some jawbone loss from missing teeth, you may still be able to get implant-retained dentures. These dentures are more secure than traditional ones, eliminating unexpected slippage.

Understanding the Cost of Dental Implants

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It’s impossible to give you an estimate of how much your dental implants will cost without you coming in for a consultation with us. This is because there are multiple factors that influence the cost, such as:

The important thing to remember here is that while dental implants are a huge investment in the future of your smile, they are 100% worth it. You won’t have to suffer through missing teeth anymore. You’ll be able to eat your favorite foods and smile with confidence again. Ultimately, the best way to figure out how much your implants will cost is to contact us today.