Dental Implants Greensboro, NC
Dental implants have revolutionized the field of prosthodontics and restorative dentistry!
If you are in need of a single tooth replacement, or if you are replacing multiple teeth, then implant surgery may be the ideal solution for you! Thanks to advancements in technology and techniques, dental implants can be used to support a single crown, a partial bridge, or even a full-arch restoration.
Replace Missing Teeth in Greensboro NC
At Phillips Prosthodontics, we specialize in implant restorations because we want our patients to have the best possible care.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a surgical procedure in which a small threaded post is placed surgically (usually by an oral surgeon or periodontist) in the jaw to replace the root of a natural tooth. Implants are available in either titanium metal, or a non-metal ceramic material.
Dental Implant Process
Once your replacement tooth is placed, the jawbone will heal and then fuse to secure the threads of the implant through a process known in dentistry as osseointegration.
This natural healing process allows the implant to be held firmly and permanently in the jawbone. Once stabilized, this connection will be strong and secure, like a tooth root, to allow the implant to support a dental prosthetic including a dental crown, bridge, or denture.
With the implant firm, the prosthodontic portion of your treatment can resume.
Dental Implants Look and Feel Like Your Natural Teeth
Completion of your restoration may involve multiple steps including finalizing the design, implant impression, and implant placement, of individual implants for the final restoration.
The exact treatment sequence varies based on the individual circumstance. We will help you understand the process and timing involved for your particular treatment.
It is important for patients to continue to maintain good oral hygiene, whether you have one artificial tooth or several.
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implant Surgery?
If you are in good oral and overall health, you should qualify for implant treatment. If you have experienced significant bone deterioration due to tooth loss, you may need a bone graft first.
During your consultation, our specialist will be able to determine if implants are right for you. This usually involves a series of diagnostic tests that may include digital x-rays and CBCT scans.
Why A Bone Graft May Be Recommended
The implants that fuse successfully to a jawbone must have an optimum bone density to function. During periods of severe dental decay, we may require that a grafting procedure be performed for your teeth grafting before dental implants are implanted. Bone grafting can improve the structure and growth of the jaw bone to ensure the successful placement of the implants.
Types Of Dental Implants
The number of missing teeth, the health of other teeth in your jawbone, and the location of the restoration will dictate the type of implant restoration you can receive. During your initial consultation, prosthodontists will be able to determine which restoration is right for you. Types of implant restorations include:
Single Tooth Implant
An implant-supported crown is an excellent way to replace a single missing tooth and is an excellent alternative to a traditional bridge or 'flipper'. Replacing a single missing tooth with an implant is the healthier option for the supporting bone and the neighboring teeth. Single implants reestablish connection with the bone and don’t rely on neighboring teeth for support.
Multiple Tooth Implant
We can replace [multiple missing teeth with the use of healthy teeth or dental implants, or a mix of both, to stabilize a dental bridge.
If you are missing all or most of your teeth, we typically recommend a full-arch restoration. This means the placement of a full denture that can be retained using an implant system. There are multiple options to implant-supported dentures including:
Benefits Of Dental Implant Restoration
Implant-supported restorations have several benefits over more traditional treatment options. Some of these benefits include:
Schedule Your Dental Implant Procedure Today!
If you would like to learn more about how dental implant restorations can improve your smile, our dental team is happy to help! Call 336-274-5400 to schedule your consultation appointment today!