What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a permanent, lifelike restoration used to replace one or more missing teeth. The dental implant is surgically implanted into the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth, replacing the root of the missing tooth and forming a strong foundation for the implant restoration. Dr. Natalie B. McCarthy will work with a periodontist for the placement and restoration of the implant. First, the periodontist places the implant. After a period of healing of 2-4 months, we work with the periodontist to facilitate the placement of your custom dental implant restoration. Based on which teeth are missing, your dental implant restoration may be a dental bridge, dental crown, or denture.
Do I need a dental implant?
If you are missing teeth, our dentist may recommend implants. Dental implants are quite versatile and can be used to replace a single tooth, a few teeth, or all of the teeth. If a single tooth is missing, we use a crown to restore the implant and replace the tooth. If you are missing multiple teeth, dental implants can be used to hold dentures in place and provide a restoration that is more secure and stable than is provided by traditional removable dentures. Dr. Natalie B. McCarthy will help you determine whether a dental implant in Greenville, North Carolina, is the best available option for restoring your smile.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are designed to function, look, and feel like your natural teeth. Implants can last a lifetime with proper care, and no one will be able to tell that you were missing a tooth. For more information about dental implants, we invite you to call or visit our office today.