Dental Implants in Raleigh, NC
For our Raleigh, Cary, and Durham dental patients who prefer to not wear dentures or fixed dental bridges, a dental implant is the ideal solution for a missing tooth. Dental implants will fill in the gap between missing teeth and stop the growth of bacteria that can flourish in the open gum. They will also prevent teeth from drifting into a missing space or opposing teeth from erupting into where a tooth was removed causing severe bite problems.
What Are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is simply a surgical grade titanium artificial tooth root that is used to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants are made from surgical-grade titanium and in 99% of the time integrate well into human bone.
The key to replacing missing teeth with dental implants is having a sufficient amount of bone to support a dental implant. For those of you who have been missing teeth for long periods of time, the bone tends to resorb, or disappear, over time and under pressure from a denture.
The Dental Implant Procedure
The first step is inserting the artificial tooth root into your jawbone. After a period of healing (usually a month or two), the connector, or abutment, is inserted as a base for a dental crown.
Dental implants are performed at our Raleigh dentist office. The entire process can take from six to nine months, depending on how long it takes your jaw to heal from each procedure. Dr. Justin Russo has extensive experience and has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education to bring you the latest trends in dental implants.
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?
The idea of inserting a tooth into your jaw might sound painful, but with Dr. Russo’s experience and use of a local anesthetic, the procedure is typically easier and less painful than having a tooth extracted. You shouldn’t feel any pain, but if you feel nervous about dental surgery, our office offers relaxation therapy prior to and during your dental procedure.
How Much Do Dental Implants Cost and How Can I Pay?
Most dental insurance providers don’t cover the cost of dental implants. To help reduce the out-of-pocket expenses associated with oral surgery, we offer two in-house dental membership plans and financing through Care Credit and Lending Club. Our friendly staff will be able to assist you with selecting the best plan for your dental needs.
Raleigh dentist Dr. Justin Russo works with the top Raleigh surgical and periodontal specialists, and can quarterback your implant procedure to get you the confident, healthy, permanent smile you deserve!
Call Dr. Russo’s dental office in Raleigh, NC today! Our office is easily accessible from Raleigh, Cary, Durham, and Chapel Hill in the Research Triangle.