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New Bern Dentist Dental Implants

Have you lost a tooth? Dental implants are a permanent replacement that look, feel, and function like your natural teeth.

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A Lifelong Replacement for Natural Teeth

Dental implants are a permanent replacement for missing teeth. We provide dental implants using advanced dental techniques and materials to give you a healthy and happy new smile.


Why Choose a Dental Implant?

Not only do dental implants look, function, and feel like natural teeth, but they can also help prevent the bone loss that can happen when a tooth is lost. We can use implants to support single crowns, bridges, and fixed and removable dentures to restore almost any smile. These restorations are designed to match the shape and shade of your natural teeth almost perfectly to restore your natural appearance.

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How Dental Implants Work

1. Place the implant

We choose the location for the implant where it will provide maximum support and then place the implant in a surgical procedure.

2. Install abutment

Once the implant has healed, we attach an abutment. This provides support for a dental crown or other restoration.

3. Fit crown or restoration

We create a dental crown or restoration that matches your natural teeth and permanently attach it to the abutment.

Once the crown has been placed, you’re on your way! You can brush and floss your implant just like your natural teeth.

Implant-Supported Dentures

Implant-supported dentures are a secure alternative to traditional dentures. The implant-supported dentures are attached to one or more dental implants that are placed in your mouth. They won’t slip or shift when you eat or speak. Implant-supported dentures can be permanently attached or removable, depending on your needs. They are available in partial and full denture styles.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a candidate for dental implants?

Dental implants are a suitable treatment for many patients who have lost natural teeth. Your dentist will assess the health of your mouth and jaws to see if implant placement is possible. In some cases, it might be necessary to strengthen your jawbone with a bone graft to provide enough support for the implant.

Yes. Implant-supported restorations such as bridges or dentures may be a good solution if you’re missing multiple teeth.

Implant treatment takes 2-4 months for most patients, usually over two or three appointments. The treatment time depends on whether a bone graft is needed and how long the implant site takes to heal.

The implants themselves can last a lifetime with proper care. Implant-supported crowns, bridges, and dentures usually last 10-20 years, depending on eating and oral hygiene habits.

Yes, they do, although implants don’t contain nerves, so they aren’t sensitive to temperature or pressure.

Brush and floss around implants just as you would your natural teeth. This will prevent stains and plaque and tartar buildup. You should also go for regular dental examinations so your dentist can ensure your implant is healthy.

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