Have you lost one or more teeth? Would you be interested in a tooth replacement that is permanent, stable and natural looking? If so, dental implants may be the right restoration choice for your smile. A dental implant is a permanent tooth replacement that is designed to restore the entire tooth, including both the root and crown. The dental implant process involves two main steps:
- First, the dental implant post is surgically inserted in the gums and jawbone. The implant is made of biocompatible titanium, allowing the jawbone to bond with the implant post for a secure, lasting restoration. Dr. Wendy Britt works with a local oral surgeon and other specialists to ensure optimal results.
- After a period of healing, our dentist will place a custom-made dental implant restoration on top of the implant post. Based on which teeth are missing, we may suggest a dental crown, a dental bridge or a denture as your implant restoration.
The entire implant process typically lasts three to six months. Once completed, a dental implant in Laurinburg, North Carolina, can greatly improve the functionality of your smile, restoring your ability to chew, eat and speak as usual. The implant also enhances the beauty of your smile and gives your smile a complete aesthetic once again. For more information about dental implants and the implant process, we invite you to contact us today at 910-276-4550.