How Dental Implants Work
A dental implant is usually a small, screw-shaped titanium post used to replace the root-part of a missing tooth. Implants assist in preserving tooth-supporting bone that can deteriorate after tooth loss. The surgical procedure used in dental implants is quick and can be done with local anesthesia in most cases. Once a healing period has finished, usually a few months is required, your implants will be topped with a lifelike crown custom made to match the color of your existing teeth. With a well documented success rate of over 95%, dental implants are the recommended choice for tooth replacement. With over 10 years of experience in the dental profession, Rebecca E. Reeves DMD, PA can fit you with comfortable, long lasting dental implants. Contact our clinic in North Raleigh for more information.