Dental Implants in Fuquay-Varina
Do You Have Missing or Damaged Teeth?
Dental implants restore the appearance and function of your smile.
Do you hide your mouth when you laugh or talk? Are you having difficulty eating correctly?
Missing or severely damaged teeth can affect more than your self-confidence.
The chances of infection are higher, and your surrounding teeth will shift. This causes sunken facial features that can add years to your appearance.
But, we have the solution for you.
Dental implants are a durable, long-lasting restorative option to complete your smile.
Our Fuquay-Varina dental experts, Drs. Charles Ashley Mann and Daniel Amyradakis use high-quality implants so you can:
See if dental implants are right for you by scheduling a one-on-one consultation. We’ll go over your goals, timeline, and costs, so you have the information you need to make the right decision for your smile.
Are Dental Implants Worth It?
How Do Dental Implants Work?
Our dentists will examine the current state of your mouth and jawbone to see if dental implants are right for you. Your gums and jawbone need to be strong and healthy to begin treatment.
We’ll treat any cavities or gum disease you may have before the implant procedure.
Once cleared for the procedure, we’ll take an impression of your teeth to create your new restoration in a dental lab.
A metal implant post is placed and secured into your jawbone. It’s as strong as your natural tooth root and will fuse with your jawbone throughout a couple of months.
In the meantime, your synthetic teeth will be created to match your surrounding teeth’s shape, size, and color for a smile that looks completely natural.
We use a natural substance derived from your blood, platelet-rich fibrin because it helps:
Once the fusion is complete, we’ll secure your synthetic teeth to the metal post.
Your restoration is securely attached so you can resume eating your favorite foods and maintaining an active lifestyle without the fear of your implant becoming loose or falling out.
- I need to replace missing teeth next to each other. Should I get one implant and then attach it to my teeth and make a bridge?
We believe this isn’t the best option to restore your missing teeth.
Attaching implants to each other improves strength.
While placing two implants instead of one may be expensive in the short term, the results are a worthwhile investment.
Successful integration is likely to be much better with two implants.
- I’ve been told I’m not a dental implants candidate because I don’t have enough bone to place implants. Do you offer alternatives?
Yes. Our dental experts work closely with you to find the best available option to restore your smile.
Rest assured, dental advancements have allowed for more choices and types of implants.
This range of solutions will allow us to address multiple problems at once.
The best way to see what procedure is right for you is by scheduling your appointment.
- I’ve lost a lot of my jawbone and have been using dentures; my lower dentures are floaters. Can I get implants?
Implants may be an option, but coming in for a consultation will be the best way to know for sure.
If you’re having problems with your current situation, we encourage you to get help as soon as possible.
Problems may include:
- Using excessive denture adhesives
- Chewing only soft foods
- Being unhappy with the appearance of your teeth
- Misalignment of your bite
- Being unable to taste some food
The sooner you let us know about these problems, the more choices you’ll have available for treatment.
- I’m missing all of my teeth and am wearing full upper and lower dentures. But - I can’t tolerate my lower dentures anymore. Do I need a complete set of implants?
No, it’s not necessary to have an implant for every single missing tooth.
The number of implants you need depends on the type of implants used, and the type of teeth (removable vs. non-removable) are attached to the implants.
We’ll complete a thorough oral exam and use panoramic x-rays to determine what implants can be used.
- I had a root canal performed on a fractured tooth; now, it has to be removed. Are you able to replace it with an implant?
Root canals may cause your teeth to become weaker and somewhat dehydrated.
In the past, the best option was to remove the tooth and file down your adjacent teeth to create a bridge. A bridge consists of caps on your adjacent teeth with a “dummy” tooth in between.
Sometimes, it is the only option.
With modern dentistry, an implant might be able to replace the fractured tooth.
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