Dental Implant Dentist in Raleigh, NC
When you are missing teeth, it can negatively affect your confidence and compromise your overall oral health. An empty space where a tooth once was can cause your jawbone to deteriorate and your surrounding teeth to shift. If you have experienced the loss of a tooth, a dental implant may be the ideal solution for you. Dental implants look, function, and feel like a real tooth, and they are a great alternative for dental patients in Raleigh, Cary, and Durham who don’t want to wear dentures or fixed dental bridges.
Dr. Russo’s patients now have convenient access to Dr. Thiago Morelli, DDS, MS periodontal dental services provided as a specialist service in our Russo Dentistry facilities. We are excited to partner with North Carolina Implants & Periodontics and Dr. Morelli to bring over 20 years of expert periodontal care to the Raleigh area and as an added service to our Russo Dentistry patients.
Learn more about Russo Dentistry’s patient access to convenient Peridontal services performed in our facilities by our Dental Implant and Gum Specialist partner, Dr. Thiago Morelli, DDS, MS.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is a surgical-grade titanium tooth root that replaces a missing tooth. The surgery involves placing titanium screws into your jawbone and creating a fusion that prevents deterioration and acts like the roots of a natural tooth. Unlike other replacement dental work, dental implants are permanently fixed. They are positioned to the shape of your mouth and are designed to blend in with your natural teeth.
The Dental Implant Procedure
Dental implant surgery involves inserting an artificial, titanium tooth root into your jawbone. After around one to two months of healing, the connector – which we also call an abutment – is inserted as a base for a dental crown.
The entire dental implant process can take six to nine months, and the surgery is performed entirely at our Raleigh dentist office. When fully healed, your dental implant will look, feel, and function as a real tooth. If you’re considering dental implant surgery, give us a call to see if they’re a viable option for you. Dr. Justin Russo has years of experience performing dental implant surgeries and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education to bring patients the latest trends in dental implant procedures.
Advantages of Dental Implants:
- A long-lasting solution for a missing tooth
- Feels and looks like your natural teeth
- Closes the gap between missing teeth
- Prevents teeth from drifting or crowding into an open space
- Restores your beautiful smile
Do Dental Implants Hurt?
While the process of inserting a tooth into your jaw might sound intimidating, Dr. Russo uses a local anesthetic that makes the procedure quick and virtually painless. In fact, most patients find the dental implant procedure easier and less painful than having a tooth extracted. The entire process should be painless, but to help our customers feel at ease, we offer relaxation therapy before and during the procedure.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost and How Can I Pay?
While most dental insurance providers don’t cover the cost of dental implants, Russo Dentistry offers two in-house dental membership plans and financing to help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with oral surgery. We believe that everyone deserves to feel confident in their smile, and we’re happy to help you select the best plan for your dental and financial needs.
For more information on Raleigh dental implants, call Dr. Russo’s dental office today. Our office is proud to offer premier dental services in Raleigh, Cary, Durham, and the surrounding areas.