At Sninski & Schmitt Family Dentistry we offer dental implants to our Holly Springs and Cary patients in need of a permanent solution for missing or damaged teeth. Though dental implants may not be right for every patient, they are a great option for patients who qualify.
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What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants give patients with missing teeth or teeth damaged beyond repair a new smile. The implant process involves surgically positioning a titanium post that acts like a tooth’s root into the gum where a tooth is missing. Replacement teeth are then attached to the post, leaving the patient with a very natural-looking new tooth.
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants?
Most patients that are healthy enough to undergo routine oral surgery can get dental implants. Good candidates will have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the post and implant. Dental implants may not be suitable for heavy smokers or people with chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, but we evaluate patients that fall into these categories on an individual basis.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Unlike dentures that can slip and move around, making it difficult to talk and eat, implants are securely attached to your jaw. Because of this, they are much more comfortable than other artificial teeth. Most patients report a rise in self-esteem after replacing their dentures or bridges because implants look natural and do not move around in the mouth.
Another benefit to implants is that they don’t disrupt surrounding teeth. Regular bridges must be attached to the teeth on either side of the missing tooth, sometimes requiring those teeth to be filed down to accommodate the bridge. Implants do not require this, leaving your other teeth unaffected.
How To Care For Dental Implants
Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial to the success of dental implants and caring for them is much like caring for your natural teeth: brush twice a day, floss at least once a day, and be diligent about seeing your dentist every six months. Patients that receive implants should stop smoking, as it can weaken your bone structure and cause the implant to fail.
Are Dental Implants Covered by Insurance?
While most insurance plans do not cover any portion of dental implant surgery, some do cover a small portion of the costs. Contact your insurance company or consult your benefits pamphlet for more information on coverage.
If your plan covers dental implants, we will file the claim for you. The remainder of the balance not covered by insurance will be due at the time of treatment.
Schedule An Appointment For Dental Implants
We offer dental implants at both of our dentist office locations. Please fill out the form below or call one of our locations by clicking on the buttons below.
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