Dental Implants

Dental implants offer a highly dependable option for effective tooth replacement. Whether you're missing one tooth or several, implants offer a permanent solution that closely resembles the appearance and functionality of natural teeth.

Make Dental Implants Your First Choice

Dental implants are artificial teeth that offer a permanent solution for replacing lost, damaged, or decaying natural teeth. Unlike removable dentures, fixed dental implants are securely anchored to the jawbone, providing lifelong durability and restoring up to 99% of the functionality of natural teeth.

Dental implants typically consist of three components: the implant post, the abutment, and the restoration. The implant post, usually made of titanium, is surgically inserted into the jawbone. The abutment is then attached to the post, serving as a stable anchor to permanently affix the custom replacement tooth, known as the restoration.

At our practices in Rolesville and Raleigh, NC, our implant specialist is highly skilled in all aspects of implant fabrication, surgery, and final placement. We understand that each patient is unique, which is why every restoration is tailored to precise measurements and specifications.

Dr. Malek, our experienced implant specialist, collaborates with patients to ensure that their restorations not only look natural but also function seamlessly and provide long-lasting durability.

digital mockup of a dental tooth on the bottom row of teeth
  • What is the procedure for dental implants?

    In the process of dental implants, the initial step involves a consultation and examination by the dentist to assess the site in the mouth where the dental implant is being considered. During this evaluation, your dentist will determine if any neighboring teeth require extraction and identify the type of bone graft, if needed.

    Following this assessment, after allowing a few months for the patient to heal, the dental implant is surgically placed into the bone. A healing cap is positioned over the implant to initiate the healing phase. Regular check-ups every six months with your dentist are vital during this healing period to ensure proper healing and monitor progress.

  • What types of dental implants exist?

    Two of the commonly utilized dental implants are endosteal implants and all-on-4 implants. Endosteal implants are the most common option, featuring a titanium metal rod inserted into the jawbone and a supporting post to secure a dental crown or bridge.

    In contrast, all-on-4 implants represent a revolutionary system where just four implants support an entire upper or lower denture. Strategically placed, these implants provide stability and security for the replacement teeth. Using four implants enables patients to recover quicker and reduces the risk of complications associated with potential implant failure.

  • What are the benefits of dental implants?

    When a tooth is lost, it can lead to difficulties with chewing and speaking clearly. If left untreated, tooth loss may result in various issues such as tooth shifts, deterioration of the jawbone, and imbalances in facial structure and bite. These problems typically develop over time due to the absence of a root system to maintain bone health and alignment.

    Dental implants offer a solution for overcoming short-term challenges and preventing long-term problems associated with tooth loss. They are considered the most effective treatment method for tooth loss because they function as an artificial root system supporting a prosthetic tooth.

  • How long do dental implants last?

    With proper care and maintenance, dental implants can last a lifetime. This makes them a durable and long-term solution for replacing missing teeth.

  • How long does it take to get dental implants?

    The process of getting dental implants usually spans several months and invovles multiple appointments. The implant placement surgery is conducted after the initial consultation and treatment planning. This is followed by a healing period of several months, during which the implant undergoes osseointegration, fusing with the jawbone.

    Once the implant has adequately healed, the final restoration, which may be a bridge, denture, or crown, is attached to the implant to complete the process.

More Questions?

If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact our office and we will be happy to discuss further.

Elan Dental – Rolesville

310 S. Main St. Suite A
Rolesville, NC 27571
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Elan Dental – Raleigh

7100 Six Forks Road Suite 235
Raleigh, NC 27615
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