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Dental Implants Greensboro

Affordable Dental Implants in Greensboro NC - Dr. Farless DDS Dentistry

Life Changing Dental Implants

Dr. Farless can change your life with dental implants in Greensboro NC. If your mouth’s form and function are suffering due to missing teeth, ill-fitting dentures, or other serious problems in your bite, you may be a perfect candidate for permanent dental implant technology.  Implants are a trusted form of dental restoration because of the strong foundation they provide for a number of dental prostheses. The implants themselves fuse to your existing bone, allowing for your natural bite to be closely replicated, stimulating your jaw and promoting bone retention. You can replace a whole set of teeth with natural-looking dental implants! Don’t suffer any longer. If you need to rejuvenate your bite, ask Dr. Farless if dental implant technology is right for you.

Dental Implants in Greensboro, NC

Overview

Using a Dental Implant to Replace an Individual Tooth

If you are looking for a specialist in dental implants in Greensboro, NC, Graham E. Farless, DDS, PA, offers the latest techniques in implant surgery. With options ranging from mini implants to overdentures, we have the training to help you rebuild your smile.

Advantages of Dental Implants

One of the main advantages of dental implants is that they look like your average tooth. While they are artificial, they come off as both natural and healthy. These teeth look, feel and function just like a real tooth would. Similar tooth replacement options can lead to bone deterioration in the long run and hinder everyday activities like eating and speaking.

Dental implants are built to last. They provide a long-term solution for lost teeth.

Dental bridges, which serve a similar purpose, are made to last anywhere from five to seven years, with the need for a replacement after that. Implants may need to be adjusted over time, but when they’re put in correctly, they will last for a lifetime.

Best Candidates for Dental Implants
In order to be a candidate for dental implants, you must be in good standing for both your oral and general health. You will also need to have enough bone in your jaw, so that the implant is supported. Most importantly, though, the best candidates are people who have healthy gum tissues, without any periodontal disease.
What is an Implant?

A dental implant is a prosthetic tooth root that is inserted into your jaw, as a place to either hold a bridge or replacement tooth. Typically, people choose to have this type of procedure performed when they have a tooth that never actually grew in or one that they lost because of an injury, disease, illness, or any other similar reason.

Endosteal

Endosteal dental implants are inserted into the jawbone. They are the most common type of dental implants performed, and involves surgically placing a root for mental implant into the jawbone. That implant will then hold one or more artificial teeth or be used to secure a denture.

The endosteal implant is used as a substitute for those individuals with missing teeth, bridges or dentures.

After getting the implant procedure performed, at-home oral care and routine dental visits are required. That’s because dental implants should be treated as real teeth, as they will need the same kind of care. To keep these implants free of plaque, brushing and flossing is necessary.

Endosteal Dental Implant - Dr. Graham Farless DDS

Overdentures

An overdenture is a type of denture secured in place by specialty attachments. Most commonly these specialty attachments connect the denture to dental implants. The attachments can eliminate the worry that your denture could fall out.

Some benefits of overdentures include:

  • Increased retention of your denture
  • Prevention of the bone loss
  • Improved chewing efficiency
  • Improved speech
  • Enhanced taste (as compared to regular dentures)…come find out why
Mini Implants

Are you frustrated with wearing dentures? Do you wish you could eat the foods you used to enjoy? Are you afraid to smile or laugh in social settings? Are you unable to afford or tolerate conventional implants? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone. The good news is that you can join the thousands of denture wearers who have found a simple, affordable solution to denture stabilization and a more confident smile.

Dr. Farless offers a life-changing treatment in the form of 3M Mini Dental Implants. These implants are much smaller than conventional dental implants and can be placed with a minimally invasive surgery which is so simple and easy, you can actually enjoy your favorite meal the same day of surgery. This one-step procedure requires only a local anesthetic, with no sutures or the typical months of healing.

After the Mini Dental Implants are placed, patients can enjoy secure dentures and a greater sense of confidence. Eating comfortably, smiling and laughing without fear of loose dentures are huge advantages. In addition, placing and removal of dentures is easy, as is care and maintenance. Even better, this procedure is substantially more affordable than conventional implants.

If you would like to learn more about this innovative treatment method, please schedule a consultation time with Dr. Farless by calling 336-282-2868.

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Dental Implant - FAQ
What are dental implants?

Implants are tapered posts that are made out of titanium that serve as substitutes for the roots of your teeth. After the implants are installed, an abutment (or a connector) is placed on top of the implants. Then, a crown that matches the color of your natural teeth is put on the abutment to complete the dental implant process.

 

Are dental implants right for me?

Getting dental implants is a long-term solution for missing teeth. If you want a beautiful smile that looks natural, dental implants are a good choice for you. Dr. Farless will complete a thorough diagnostic exam to determine if there are any factors that would prevent you from having a successful implant procedure.

 

What are the benefits of choosing a dental implant procedure?

There are several reasons to choose a dental implant procedure. Dental implants are fixed firmly in your mouth. You will not have to worry about your teeth slipping, cracking, or falling out of your mouth during a conversation. Dental implants prevent bone loss and enable you to chew your food. Implants help you maintain and even improve your facial structure.

 

Can any dentist install my dental implants?

Dentists who install implants receive training and certification that exceeds general dentistry practices. To install dental implants, a dentist must take additional courses and earn credentials from The American Academy of Implant dentistry.

 

Is the dental implant procedure painful?

Depending on the health of your gums, you might feel minor pain and slight bruising after the procedure. During the procedure, you will not feel any pain because you will be under local anesthesia. Many patients are surprised by how good they feel after the procedure. You can expect to return to your normal routine the day after your dental implant procedure is completed.

 

What is the cost of dental implants?

Dental implant procedures are highly customized for each patient. Dr. Farless will develop a personalized treatment plan and help you determine the full cost of the procedure based on your needs and the type of dental insurance coverage you have.

 

Is the cost of dental implants covered by insurance?

There are some insurance companies that pay a portion of the cost of dental implants. Contact your insurance company to inquire about coverage. If dental implants are not covered by your insurance company, you can pay with a credit card, cash, or choose one of our available financing options.

 

How long does the dental implant procedure take?

Since each implant experience is different, it can take a few months to a year to complete the dental implant process. The entire procedure involves multiple appointments, and the procedure can be more complex depending on the condition of your jawbone and your physical health. Your treatment plan will outline the timeline for your implant procedure, so you know well in advance what to expect.

 

Are there any risks associated with getting dental implants?

Dental implants are a safe and effective way to improve your smile. Although complications are not common, there are risks involved with any surgical procedure. Risks include tooth damage, sinus problems, numbness, tingling, nerve damage and implant failure. Patients who smoke or have other health conditions have an increased risk of complications during dental implant surgery.

 

While my custom bridge/crown is being made, will the dentist place temporary teeth in my mouth?

Your dentist can place temporary teeth in your mouth until you get your permanent teeth. This will be discussed  in your initial consultation so that you know exactly what to expect before, during, and after getting your dental implants installed.

 

How strong are dental implants?

Dental implants are stronger than natural teeth. Implants are fully functional replacement teeth that allow you to enjoy your favorite foods and smile without embarrassment.

 

How long do dental implants typically last?

Dental implants have a 10-year success rate of 93%.

 

Are there any age restrictions for dental implants?

Dental implant candidates are not restricted by age. Healthy adults can undergo this procedure.

 

How long can dental implants last?

Implants can last for years with proper care and regular dental appointments.

 

What happens if I choose not to get dental implants to replace my missing teeth?

If no alternative action (like dentures) is taken your jawbone can shrink due to lack of stimulation. Missing teeth affect your smile and the overall appearance of your face, so it is important to find some type of restoration to ensure your mouth and jaw bone stays healthy.

 

What is the procedure if I do not have an adequate amount of bone and gum tissue for the implant?

For those who have experienced severe degeneration in the jaw or gums, a graft procedure may be necessary to build up the bone and gum tissue to support the implant.

 

Have more questions about dental implants in Greensboro, NC? Contact us for a free dental implant consultation.

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