If you are missing one or multiple teeth, dental implants are a permanent solution that will look and feel natural. Missing teeth can take a toll on your confidence as well as your overall health. The space left after a tooth falls out can lead to bone degeneration, and your remaining teeth may shift to fill in the gap. Implants replace missing teeth to restore your smile and prevent further damage.
Dr. Atari is highly skilled when it comes to dental implants, and she offers many different options to meet the needs of every patient. At Smileplicity Dentistry, she can replace one missing tooth with a single implant, or reconstruct an entire arch.
During your consultation in Raleigh, Dr. Atari will assess your dental health to determine whether you are a good candidate for dental implants. Since implants are surgically placed into your jaw bone, Dr. Atari will use x-rays and other methods to ensure that your gums and jaw are healthy enough to support an implant. If you are missing a tooth and wondering whether this permanent solution is right for you, call us today to schedule your consultation.
Once Dr. Atari determines that you are a good candidate for surgery, she will begin the implant process. Dr. Atari has extensive experience with the surgical placement of implants, as well as attaching restorations once your gums heal after surgery.
To begin the procedure, Dr. Atari will insert a small titanium rod into your jawbone. As the bone heals, it bonds with the titanium, creating a permanent anchor — or root — for your new tooth. Once your jaw and gums are completely healed, your custom-made crown will be permanently attached to finish the process. You’ll leave our office with a beautiful, new smile and restored confidence.
Mini dental implants are an option for patients looking to replace missing teeth without the invasive surgery required for regular implants. Mini implants are also an option for patients who lack the bone mass in their jaws to hold traditional restorations. Dr. Atari can usually place mini implants in only one visit to our Raleigh office using local anesthesia and without any sutures.
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