Dental implants are placed in areas of missing tooth, several teeth or all of the teeth to help preserve bone that would be lost otherwise when a tooth is lost. Implant helps to serve multiple functions which include but not limited to restoring mouth to optimal function and also provide esthetic results. Dental implant helps to stabilize the surrounding bone, gum tissue and teeth substituting the root structure of the missing tooth. Additionally, it helps to prevent serious complications that can arise if missing tooth is left untreated. It usually requires multiple appointments to complete a dental implant placement. First site is prepared for placing a dental implant. Second, implant body is placed into the bone along with special healing cap. Site is then allowed to heal for stable footing for replacement of missing tooth. At subsequent visit, the area is checked for healing and when it is ready for the crown to be placed, our team will inform you. With implant placement complete, your tooth is restored for optimal shape and function while continuing to stabilize, protect and preserve the surrounding tissue.
Our patients come to us from Cary, Clayton, Garner, Raleigh, Apex, holly Springs and nearby locations for family, cosmetic, sedation and implant dentistry.
How to care for your dental implant?
Taking proper care of the implant is very important in maintaining good oral health and to ensure success and longevity of implant. In many ways, caring for dental implant is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Implant restoration is composed of three parts- implant, connecting abutment and implant supported crown. It is critical when cleaning that these parts will not be damaged. Be sure to brush your dental implant at and below the gum line similar to natural tooth. It is also important to use floss or interdental brush in between neighboring teeth. Regular cleaning of the implant will help prevent plaque buildup that can cause inflammation of the gums which can lead to implant related gum disease which can potentially result in loss of the implant if left untreated.