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Dental Implants
Greensboro, NC

3D rendering of a dental implant being placed in a patient's mouthDental implants have revolutionized the field of prosthodontics! If you are in need of a single tooth replacement, or if you are replacing multiple teeth, implant restoration may be the ideal solution. Thanks to advancements in technology and techniques, implants can be used to support a single crown, a partial bridge, or even a full-arch restoration. At Julie A. Phillips, DDS, MS, we specialize in implant restorations because we want our patients to have the best possible care.

What Are Dental Implants?

A dental implant is a small titanium screw that is placed surgically (typically by an oral surgeon or periodontist) to replace the root of a natural tooth. The bone will fuse to this implant through a process called osseointegration. Osseointegration allows the implant to be held firmly in the jaw. This connection is strong enough to allow the implant to support a dental restoration.

Following this period of osseointegration (which can range for 2-6 months), the strength of the connection is confirmed by the surgeon. Once the osseointegration is complete, the prosthodontic portion of your treatment can resume. Completion of your restoration may involve multiple steps including finalizing the design, implant impression, and placement of the final restoration. The exact treatment sequence varies based on the individual circumstance. We will help you understand the process and timing involved for your particular treatment.

Types of Implant Restorations

The number of missing teeth, the health of your jawbone, and the location of the restoration will dictate the type of implant restoration you can receive. During your initial consultation, Julie A. Phillips, DDS, MS will be able to determine which restoration is right for you. Types of implant restorations include:

Benefits of Implant Restorations

Implant-supported restorations have several benefits over more traditional options. Some of these benefits include:
•  Durability: Implant-supported restorations are perhaps the most durable replacement option available. With the proper care and maintenance, your implant could even last a lifetime.
•  Convenience: Many implant-supported restorations can be maintained similar to your natural teeth, with regular brushing, flossing, and professional checkups. Other appliances may require special cleaning techniques.
•  Aesthetics: We use the finest restorative materials available today, assuring your restoration will blend with your natural teeth.
•  Comfort: Because the implant supports the restoration, discomfort or irritation to the gums can be reduced or eliminated.
•  Long-term Oral Health: Implant restorations are not attached to adjacent natural teeth so long-term negative effects on these teeth can be minimized. Implants also help stimulate the supporting bone helping reduce bone loss over time.
•  Success Rate: Implant procedures have a success rate of 95 to 98 percent. As long as you qualify for treatment and follow our guidelines, your implant restoration should be a success!

Schedule Your Consultation Appointment

If you would like to learn more about implant restorations, we are happy to help! Call 336-274-5400 to schedule your consultation appointment today!
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