Dental implants are the most versatile restorative dental treatment for a missing tooth or teeth. Dr. Emily Ann Reece uses modern dental technology as well as durable materials and professional techniques to provide patients with quality dental implant restorations. Dr. Reece is a Raleigh, NC dentist that is experienced in dental restoration treatments. At Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, she helps patients restore one single tooth or whole arches of teeth comfortably.
A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth that is permanently secured in the jaw with a titanium post. Because the titanium post is surgically implanted into the jawbone, it acts as a tooth root. A dental implant stimulates healthy bone growth to avoid jaw shrinkage which often occurs after you lose one or more teeth. By functioning like a natural tooth, dental implants enable patients to enjoy a healthy diet without restrictions. With proper dental care and a good oral hygiene routine, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
- Look, feel, fit, and function just like your natural teeth
- Can last a lifetime
- Do not have dietary restrictions
- Help keep the natural shape of your face and lower jaw area
- Stimulate the jaw bone to prevent bone loss
- Improves speech
- Do not require messy adhesives
- Avoid further damage or decay of remaining healthy teeth
- Do not slip
Dental Implant FAQs
Do implants require special care?
Dental implants do not require any special maintenance, unlike some other dental restorations. Just like your natural teeth, dental implants depend on healthy gums and bone structures for support. You can brush and floss your teeth normally with dental implants. Remember to visit Dr. Reece at least twice a year for dental cleanings at her Raleigh dentist office. Regular and thorough oral hygiene should keep your dental implants healthy and stable.
What is the dental implant success rate?
Dental implants have a national success rate for implants is over 95%. However, factors like smoking or tobacco use can increase your chance of implant failure. If you undergo dental implant treatment, you have to be committed to good oral hygiene habits. Dental implants cared for just like natural teeth. If bacteria grow on your teeth or gums, gum disease or tooth decay can develop, causing your implants to fail. Dr. Reece can treat cavities or periodontitis
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
Most patients will qualify for dental implants. You should be healthy and have sufficient bone structure to support the implant. However, you have suffered extensive bone loss, Dr. Reece may recommend bone grafting to ensure the success of your dental implant.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Do you want to replace one or more missing teeth? Call Reedy Creek Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Raleigh, NC today at 919.346.0846. Request a consultation with Dr. Reece on our website. Want to know more about dental implants? Feel free to ask our friendly dental team for help. You can also ask Dr. Reece about your specific dental concerns at a one-on-one consultation.