Replace Missing Teeth with our Dental Implants in Clemmons
Offering dental implants in Clemmons, NC, our practice is highly skilled in placing and restoring dental implants. At the Dental Center of the Carolinas, we often receive referrals from local dentists that do not offer dental implant procedures. Dr. Kelly instructs and lectures internationally on dental implants and cosmetic dentistry and is well-versed and highly knowledgeable on implant treatment. We also offer the all-on-four procedure, a full-arch restoration that provides a fixed solution to removable dentures. If you have missing teeth, Dr. Kelly and our staff at Dental Center of the Carolinas can help restore your teeth the their original beauty and functionality.
Our dental implant practice in Clemmons, NC is one of the few offices in the area that offer CT Scans in house. CT scans utilize multiple x-rays taken at several different angles. These x-rays not only allow Dr. Kelly to examine teeth, but also bones and soft tissue within the cranial area. Dr. Kelly can then study the images individually and also have 3D visualization of the area. In placing dental implants, 3D imaging allows for more precise and accurate diagnosis and positioning.
Dental Implants usually last many years; they are stable and durable. Occasionally, implants have to be re-tightened due to normal wear, but the need for replacement can be prolonged with proper care and regular dental exams.
Unlike many dentists in the community, Dr. Andrew W. Kelly is skilled in both the surgical placement of the dental implants and the restoration of teeth with crowns, bridges, partial dentures and complete dentures. This is a significant advantage for the patient who requires not only a restoration of the natural function but also an aesthetically pleasing smile.
Reasons for dental implants:
Replace missing teeth without disturbing or destroying surrounding natural teeth, as is commonplace with dental bridges.
Resolve joint pain and bite problems due to natural teeth shifting into the gap caused by a missing tooth.
Restore a patient's smile to its natural appearance.
Reestablish tooth functionality: chewing, speech, and digestion.
Restore facial tissues that may have lost definition because of missing teeth.
Support a denture to make them more secure and comfortable.
What does getting dental implants involve?
The process of getting implants requires a couple of visits over several months.
While most dental implant procedures involve removing the damaged tooth and having to wait up to six months for a temporary crown, then returning to the practice a month later to receive the permanent implant. At other offices, the entire procedure can take up to seven or eight months. However, our dental implant services in Clemmons, NC can extract a tooth and place a temporary crown in the same dental visit, with a permanent tooth being placed after four months. The entire implant procedure is completed within a total of four months, nearly half the time of other practices'.
Dental Implants are the ultimate solution for cracked and missing teeth. Many patients are fearful of implant treatment because they associate the procedure with an immense amount of pain however, our patients report returning to work the following day. Most patients also fear the bone grafting technique that is required for supporting the dental implant. To create an alternative to extract bone from our patient, Dr. Kelly uses bone donors so our implant patients do not have to suffer through any bone extraction.