Affordable Dental Implants
in Raleigh, NC
Dental implants are among the best restorative options for missing teeth due to their reliability and natural-looking appearance. If you’re looking for a dental implant dentist in Raleigh who can repair and restore your smile using affordable dental implants, contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Metwally today!
The Dental Implant Process
The first step in the dental implant process involves numbing the gums with a local anesthetic to make the procedure painless. Then, an incision is made in the gums and the implant is carefully screwed into place. Once the healing process begins, the titanium implant will begin to fuse with the jawbone to create a strong base, similar to the way natural tooth roots hold a tooth in place. A few months later, a second appointment will take place and a custom crown will be attached to the implant. Once you have your new dental implant, you will want to treat it like the rest of your teeth by brushing and flossing around it thoroughly and regularly.
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer several great benefits over other dental restorations, and they certainly offer more benefits than having missing teeth. In addition to looking and functioning like natural teeth, dental implants:
- Improve ability to eat and speak
- Are durable and long-lasting
- Can be treated like natural teeth
- Blend in with the rest of the teeth
- Preserve shape of jaw and face
- Prevent gum and jawbone loss
How much do dental implants cost?
Dental implants are very stable dental restorations that can last a lifetime, which tends to make them more of a financial investment than other restorative options. Many insurance plans will cover half of the cost of a dental implant or more since tooth replacement is considered a necessary restorative procedure. Northside Dental also accepts payment plans through CareCredit®, which allows patients to cover their upfront costs right away and then make monthly payments for six, twelve, eighteen, or twenty-four months. We always do our best to work with patients to make our high-quality, affordable dental implants as budget-friendly as possible.
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Who is eligible for dental implants?
Patients who receive one or more dental implants should be in general good health and have a healthy jawbone and gums that can support an implant. Patients who have autoimmune disorders or who smoke heavily may not be good candidates for implants, as these factors can disrupt the healing process and cause complications. Our team would be happy to assess your smile, lifestyle, and medical and dental history to determine if dental implants are the best tooth-replacement option for you.
How long do dental implants last?
One of the great benefits of dental implants is their sturdiness. Titanium implants are incredibly durable, and they fuse with the jawbone, which offers stability that restorations like crowns and bridges just can’t offer. The crown on the implant may need to be replaced after 10-15 years, but the implant itself will likely last for many decades. You should practice good oral hygiene at home and schedule routine dental appointments to ensure it lasts for as long as possible, and if your implant ever needs a repair or replacement, we’d be happy to help.
How do you maintain dental implants?
Another great benefit of dental implants is how easy they are to maintain. Taking care of an implant is very similar to taking care of natural teeth. You will want to brush your teeth and implant(s) twice per day with a soft-bristle toothbrush, floss daily, and use mouthwash. Bacteria can build up on implants just as it builds up on natural teeth, which can affect the surrounding tissue and lead to an infection. Visiting your primary dental care provider bi-annually for routine cleanings and exams is also important for maintaining both natural teeth and implants.