Dental implants may be the right solution for you, if:
You want a beautiful new smile that radiates confidence.
Dental implants will rejuvenate your smile and enhance your overall appearance. They look just like your natural teeth because they’re custom-made just for you. Soon, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy yourself without worrying about your smile.
You want a permanent tooth replacement option.
Dental implants provide comfort and performance you won’t get with any other restoration, and they can last a lifetime with the proper care.
It’s time to stop living with teeth that slip and slide around because dental implants are permanently fixed to your jawbone.
You want to eat and speak with confidence again.
With dental implants, you’ll be able to eat all your favorite foods again and speak without issues. Your dental implants will stay firmly in place, providing remarkable chewing power.
Experience the freedom to eat and talk in public with complete confidence in your smile.
You want to protect your oral health.
When you lose a tooth, the jawbone begins to deteriorate around the empty socket. Dental implants address this issue by stimulating healthy jawbone growth, which is something no other restoration can do.
When a patient has gaps in their smile caused by missing teeth, it allows their remaining teeth to shift their position, which can cause irritation that leads to gum disease.
Dental implants protect your smile by holding your remaining teeth in place. They also improve your oral health by eliminating spaces where dangerous plaque can accumulate.
You want to feel good about your smile.
Smiling generates happiness and goodwill, but tooth loss can quickly discourage you to share this friendly expression. Our dental implants will restore your confidence to smile — enhancing your mood and improving your overall well-being.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is everyone suitable for dental implants?
Most people are good candidates for the dental implant surgery, however, Dr. Stovall will thoroughly examine your oral health to determine if you meet the requirements. For example, you’ll need to have good overall oral health and sufficient bone density for the surgery to be successful.
The best way to determine eligibility is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stovall by calling (919) 583-7081. During the consultation, we’ll examine your oral health and create a customized treatment plan that will address any needs prior to the dental implant procedure.
Can you be too old for dental implants?
Dental implants are suitable for people of all ages. They’re the preferred method for tooth replacement because they can last a lifetime. Unlike other restoration procedures, dental implants actually increase your bone density, thereby preventing deterioration.
You won’t have slippage or difficulty speaking like with traditional dentures and you’ll quickly become accustomed to their natural look and feel. We have several dental implant solutions to fit your needs. If you’re interested in discussing which treatment option would be best for you, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Stovall.
Will insurance cover dental implants?
Insurance may cover a portion of the procedure. However, dental implants are classified as a cosmetic procedure and typically aren’t completely covered by insurance. We recommend contacting your provider prior to your appointment to get a better understanding of your coverage. If there are any questions we can answer, don’t hesitate to contact our office by calling (919) 583-7081.
How long is the dental implant process?
The dental implant process typically takes 6 months and includes two surgeries and one procedure. The length of time it takes for the process to be complete depends on several factors including the length of time it takes for your bone to heal around the implant, a process known as osseointegration. Other factors include:
- If you need prior tooth extractions
- Your gum health
- Bone density
For a more accurate timeframe, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Stovall. During the consultation, Dr. Stovall will create a customized treatment plan that will include an accurate timeline.