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If you have been recommended for dental implants you may be overwhelmed with all of the implant choices available. Our team can help you choose which implant works best for you and discuss what your options are.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are similar to an artificial tooth root that is placed in the jaw bone. The implants serve as a base for one or many artificial teeth or crowns. Implants can be used to help patients with missing teeth and can be personalized to fit each patient’s needs.

What Are The Types of Dental Implants?

Endosteal Implants

Endosteal implants are the most common type of dental implant used today. This type of implant acts like an artificial tooth root that is placed in the jaw bone. These implants create a base for one or many artificial teeth or crowns that are affixed on top. During the implant process healing time is needed for the implant to fuse to the jawbone. This type of implant is durable, long lasting, and a popular choice.

Subperiosteal Implants

Subperiosteal implants are a good alternative to endosteal implants. This type of implant sits on top of the jawbone, but is still under the gum line. Using a metal frame the post is attached and the gum then heals around the frame. This allows the implant to be held securely in place. Artificial teeth or crowns are then placed on top of the poles that are in the gum area. In many cases this type of implant is used if patients do not have enough jawbone to support endosteal implants. Bone grafting can be done to provide the additional bone needed, but some patients choose to not go through that process.

What Are My Alternatives?

If a patient’s jawbone cannot support dental implants there are techniques available to help rebuild the jawbone and create a stable foundation for implants.

• Bone Augmentation – This procedure helps to restore or regenerate bone in the jaw when a patient does not have enough to support an implant. This process is very successful, and many patients choose this process in order to get those implants they have always wanted.

• Sinus Lift – A sinus lift can add bone below the sinus cavity to help that area if bone has deteriorated.

• Ridge Expansion – Bone grafting material can be added along the top of the jaw or small ridge to help make your jaw wide enough to support dental implants.

What Are Other Dental Implant Options?

• Mini Dental Implants – Mini dental implants are similar to traditional dental implants, but they are used for smaller spaces. Patients that have naturally smaller teeth may find that mini dental implants fit them best. This procedure is less invasive and tends to be less expensive compared to other options. Mini dental implants are made of one solid piece that is screwed into the jawbone. Each implant has a ball on top and this allows the crown to be secured.

• Immediate Load Dental Implants or Teeth In a Day – This type of implant process allows the placement of the crown or temporary tooth at the same time as the dental implant. Patients that have sufficient bone structure in the jaw are good candidates for this option.

• All-On-4 Implants – All-on-4 implants provide patients with implants in just one appointment. With this option implants are not required for each tooth. Four implants are placed, and this makes the process easier and less invasive. Bone grafting is not needed with this option, and temporary teeth can be placed that same day. With this option there is a healing process while the implants fuse to the bone. Once the healing process is complete, permanent teeth can be placed.

Are You Interested in Learning More About Dental Implants?

Our staff is here to help you choose which dental implant option works best for you. With our high-end technology and implant surgical software, the implant process is faster and more efficient. Our team provides the very best care to our patients, and we are here to support you throughout the implant process.

To find out what dental implant option is best for you, contact our office and our friendly staff can schedule your consultation. Let us help you take that first step to a beautiful smile!

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Fusion Dental Care offers cosmetic dentistry as well as many other services in Raleigh North Carolina. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care to patients of all ages using the latest technology. Fusion offers a relaxed environment, and we offer many dental restoration options for our patients. One of the most popular options is dental implants.

What Treatments Does Fusion Dental Offer?

Fusion Dental Care’s mission is to provide two great services in one convenient location–offering unparalleled comprehensive care, outstanding customer service, and cutting-edge technology, all in a relaxed, family-oriented environment. Some treatments that our Raleigh dental office offers include:

  • General Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Emergency Dental Care
  • Pediatric Care
  • Periodontal Care
  • Sedation Dentistry
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Contact Our Staff To Learn More About Dental Implants in Raleigh, NC

Dental implants are a great solution if you are looking for a permanent option. If you have cracked, broken, missing teeth, or a current implant has become loose, Fusion Dental Care can help. Our office is conveniently located in Raleigh to serve patients of all ages in North Carolina.

If you currently have dental implants, and you notice your implant is loose or feels out of place, this may indicate your implant is in need of restoration or replacement. Our doctors are highly skilled and have an art for dental restoration, creating beautiful smiles for patients seeking a permanent solution. Dr. Bassiri is well known in the dental community, and received the “Best of the Best in Prosthodontics” award at UNC School of Dentistry.

If you are interested in finding out if dental implants are right for you, or you have an issue with a current dental implant, contact Fusion Dental Care to schedule your appointment. 

What Makes You A Candidate For Dental Implants

Dental implants are one of the most popular dental restoration procedures done today. They help replace missing teeth, and give patients that bright white smile. There are a few types of dental implants available, and at Fusion Dental Care we build a customized treatment plan to fit each patient’s needs.

How Long Does It Take to Install Traditional Dental Implants?

Traditional dental implants take multiple appointments, and are used for patients that have missing, broken, or cracked teeth. Typically implants have a two-step process. The first step is to place the implant in the jawbone. After this is complete there is a healing process that must allow the implant time to fuse to the jawbone.

We evaluate our patients to determine if they have enough bone present in the jaw to support the implants. If required, bone grafting can be done to give patients that additional support needed. This is an additional step that may be needed.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Traditional Dental Implant Treatment?

The healing process for dental implants takes a few months and this varies per patient. Once the healing process is complete, an abutment or connector is used and placed on top of the implant. This allows the crown to affix on top. Crowns are custom made to match the shape, size, and color of your tooth and is affixed securely to the implant. Temporary crowns may be used until the permanent crown is ready to be installed.

Implants are permanent, and provide a reliable and durable solution for patients. They are built to last upwards of 25 years or a lifetime if they are cared for properly. Overall the implant process takes anywhere from four to six months to fully heal with multiple appointments required.

How Long Does It Take To Get Teeth in a Day Dental Implants?

Teeth in a Day is another option offered and provides implants to patients in just one appointment. Traditionally dental implants take multiple appointments, but this option can give patients a beautiful smile in one day. Lab equipment is located in our office, and our skilled doctors can place the implant that day while you are comfortable and sedated.

Teeth in a Day involves four implants placed in the top or bottom of your mouth. With this option implants are not needed for each tooth. This option is gaining popularity amongst patients who seek a quick solution, and a less invasive procedure.

Contact Fusion Dental Care in Raleigh, NC

Our team at Fusion Dental wants to make sure that our patients are comfortable with whatever treatment they choose. Our skilled staff will answer any questions you may have and ensure you understand all of the details every step of the way.  We may even provide molds, x-rays, and photos to help us build you a customized treatment plan.

If you are interested in finding out more about dental implants in Raleigh, NC, please contact Fusion Dental to schedule your appointment.

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