When you have missing teeth, it’s not only an inconvenience, but it can destroy your confidence and wreak havoc on your oral health. Choosing a dental care professional who has the ability to restore your smile after tooth loss will give you full function and a beautiful appearance, allowing you to attain the level of health and happiness you desire.
Beacon Dental is proud to provide our patients with dependable restoration with dental implants; dental implants are the only restorations that can replace a missing tooth and act independently, not relying on adhesives or nearby teeth for stability. We invite you to call our Winterville, NC office today and learn more about our dental implant options. If you are interested, you can schedule your free consultation to get started!
A single implant is designed to replace a single tooth. This restoration does not rely on neighboring teeth, adhesive, or suction to stay in place; just like a natural healthy tooth, it gains its strength from the jawbone. This implant is composed of three separate pieces; together, these artificially replicate the entire crown and root of a natural tooth.
- The implant post is embedded in the jawbone during the placement surgery.
- The post is then left to heal for three to six months; during this time, it is able to integrate with the jawbone.
- Upon healing, the post is topped with an abutment. This piece acts as a connector between the post and crown.
- Your custom-made crown is secured to the abutment in the last step. Allowing your new appliance to function and appear just like a natural tooth.
An implant-supported bridge is similar to a traditional bridge. The only difference is that the appliance is secured to dental implants instead of neighboring teeth. This means it won’t be necessary for any of your healthy teeth to be prepared and capped with dental crowns. Instead, these healthy teeth will be left untouched and their health will not be compromised.
Mini implants are similar to regular dental implants but are much smaller in size. Additionally, this style uses an elastic O-ring to secure the crown into place instead of an abutment.
This implant may be a sufficient option if your jawbone is not dense enough to support a conventional implant. The mini implant allows you to restore your smile without first requiring a bone grafting procedure. Due to its smaller size, this implant requires less bone mass to be secured into place, and it is less invasive than a regular implant.
Dental Care Designed for Today
Looking for implant surgery from a team you can trust? At Beacon Dental, our experts are backed by years of success and experience in restoring smiles with dental implants. Additionally, we have the technology available to ensure these procedures are performed with ultimate precision and accuracy.
Our CBCT scanner allows us to measure the jawbone volume in each area of your mouth. Having this information assists our team in preparing for your implant surgery and achieving the best outcome.
Please contact one of our team members today to get started by booking your free consultation!