Learn more about our Greensboro and Winston-Salem Dental Implants
Dental implants are artificial teeth replacements that provide a permanent solution to tooth loss and encourage bone stability in the face of a completely missing tooth. At Dental Center of the Carolinas, Dr. Andrew Kelly is a Clemmons, Winston-Salem, High Point, and Greensboro dental implant dentist who has trained more than 400 dental professional across the country on the practice of placing dental implants.
Dr. Kelly is a total-solution dental implant provider. He can perform the all procedure associated with dental implant treatment, such as bone grafting (if necessary), without the need to refer patients out to local oral surgeons. He offers a wide variety of options for replacing teeth with dental implants, including:
• All-On-4: A method of using dental implants as anchors to replace an upper and/or lower arch of your teeth.
• Mini dental implants: True to their name, these are smaller versions of traditional dental implants that are less-costly, require less healing time, and are primarily used to stabilize dentures.
• Traditional dental implants: An option that replaces a single lost or severely decayed tooth.
Dr. Kelly has been placing and restoring dental implants since 1988. He has performed more than 1,000 immediate dental implant placements since this time. His expertise allows him to precisely plan for and treat patients who are missing teeth to improve their smiles and their teeth’s natural biting power.
What Are Immediate Dental Implant Placements?
Traditionally, getting dental implants involves waiting for gum tissue to heal, depending on what pre-existing oral health concerns must be addressed prior to placing the implant. If you have a severely decayed or damaged tooth, it’s necessary to extract the tooth and wait some time before surgically implanting the titanium tooth root. After the implant is placed, patients must then wait anywhere from four to eight months before being fitted for a temporary crown to cover over the dental implant.
If this sounds like complicated process, it does to Dr. Kelly too. Instead, he offers immediate dental implant placements for Greensboro and Winston-Salem patients with missing teeth. In one visit, he can remove a decayed tooth, surgically place a dental implant and place a temporary crown over the tooth.
Dr. Kelly's extensive experience allows him to provide immediate dental implants. His success rate for immediate implant placement is the same as the longer-form implantation process. With immediate implants, even the downtime you spend recovering from the procedure is minimized. Patients return to work the next day with a complete and beautiful smile!
Dental Implants vs. Dentures and Fixed Bridges
Dental implants are an alternative to traditional tooth replacement methods, such as a bridge or full or partial denture, that are both permanent and beneficial to your oral health. Dental implants can be a preferred option for many patients because:
• They are sturdier than dentures and do not slip.
• Dental implants do not have to be removed on a nightly basis as dentures do.
• Dental implants do not require making changes to surrounding teeth as dental bridges can.
• Dental bridges and dentures do not promote or maintain bone growth as dental implants can.
Dental implants at Dr. Kelly's office have offered numerous High Point, Clemmons, Winston-Salem, and Greensboro patients a permanent and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional tooth replacement methods.
For more information on immediate dental implants, call Dr. Kelly's Dental Center of the Carolinas office to schedule a consultation.