Dental implant restorations are designed to create prosthetic teeth that are just like real teeth in appearance and function. Using dental implants, people with missing teeth can regain the ability to smile and eat with ease and comfort. An implant is essentially a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone at the site of a missing tooth. The metal fuses to the jawbone through a process known as osseointegration and becomes a part of the oral structure. Prosthetic teeth are placed on top of the implant to create a permanent replacement tooth/teeth.
Dental implants are a restoration of choice for numerous patients. We offer the following varieties of implants at our practice:
- Endosteal implants: These are the most popular type of implants and are placed directly into the jawbone. They require a patient to have enough jawbone density to support the implant fixture.
- Subperiosteal implants: These are specially designed for patients who do not have enough jawbone density. They are placed just below the gum line and above the jaw bone.
- All-on-4 implants: All-on-4 implants are an amazing concept that allows us to replace a full set of teeth supported by just four implants in each jaw (top and bottom). The implants are strategically placed in the mouth at an angle. All-on-4 implants can often be done in a single visit to our office.
Dental implants are installed using a surgical procedure which is conducted using local anesthesia. Once the implant is placed in the jawbone, small posts are attached to the implant. These protrude through the gums and become stable anchors for the artificial teeth.
Rediscover the confidence and comfort to speak, eat and laugh with teeth that look and feel natural. For more information about dental implants, please contact the office of Axiom Dentistry of Leesville at (919) 205-9500 for a consultation. We are located at 9201 Leesville Rd. #101, Raleigh, NC 27613.