Dental implants truly stand alone in the world of dentistry. For patients with missing teeth, they offer the best of everything when it comes to aesthetics, strength, and durability with one treatment. A small titanium post is placed within the jawbone to restore the root of a tooth, and this provides the foundation for the new teeth on top. They are the next best thing to natural teeth, and now, you can get this state-of-the-art treatment right here in Raleigh thanks to Dr. Christine Laster. Are you ready to rebuild your smile? To learn more about implants and what they could do for you, give us a call today.
Compared to more traditional tooth replacements, dental implants offer a number of distinct advantages:
Any patient with missing teeth can be a good candidate for dental implants. A person simply needs a mouth and jawbone healthy enough to support the new roots. Once this is confirmed with an exam, Dr. Laster can use the following restorations to close the gap(s) in a patient’s smile.
Instead of cutting down the nearby teeth to support a bridge, a dental implant root topped with a single porcelain crown can be placed into the smile without disturbing the remaining teeth, better preserving a patient’s remaining dental structure.
Rather than replacing each tooth with individual implants, a small number of posts can be attached to prosthetics like a bridge or partial denture. This will give the new teeth a much stronger hold and more comfortable fit compared to traditional dental prosthetics.
For patients missing an entire row of teeth who are unsatisfied with their current denture, we can give them a set of teeth they never have to worry about again using just four to six implants placed within the jaw. These will provide a strong foundation for a new denture that will never slip, and it can be trusted to maintain its initial fit for several years.
A patient usually receives dental implants over the course of two stages—placement and restoration. First, the new roots are surgically positioned within the jawbone, and after a patient’s mouth has had time to heal, they are attached to the new teeth. To guarantee the smoothest and most comfortable treatment process possible, our patients’ placement procedures are performed by one of our local partnered dental specialists. Each one has placed thousands of implants over the course of their career, ensuring each new smile has a strong and reliable foundation. When a patient’s mouth is ready, they’ll return to our Raleigh dental office to receive their crown, bridge, or denture.
Dental implants are extremely versatile, and because of this, the cost of the procedure can differ greatly from patient to patient. Factors such as how many teeth are missing, where they are located within the mouth, and the condition of the jawbone can all influence the final price. We can let you know exactly what you’ll be expected to pay for implants when you come to see us for an in-person consultation, ensuring you begin your treatment without any questions.
Because of the advanced techniques and high-quality materials required for implants, they do tend to cost more upfront compared to regular dentures and bridges, but they are guaranteed to last multiple times longer, which actually makes them more wallet-friendly overall. Instead of having to get a new bridge or denture every five to seven years (which is normal), a patient can undergo a single implant treatment that will easily last for 30 years or more.