DENTAL IMPLANTS in WINSTON-SALEM, NC

Dental implants are now a leading restorative dental treatment option for tooth replacement. Dr. Bottoms places all types of dental implants, working with patients to restore missing teeth with the best possible outcome. Dr. Bottoms will plan your implant and restoration using CBCT technology and 3-D print a surgical guide to place an implant in the most ideal position.

Do you have one or more missing teeth? Discover the benefits of dental implants and get back a smile that is confident and secure.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Implant dentistry has changed the outcome for patients who have lost one or more of their natural teeth. Dental implants restore not only the visible part of the tooth above the gum line but also the lost root below the gum line. This supports your long-term dental health in several important ways:

  • Minimizes bone loss in the jaw
  • Provides a secure way to attach a prosthetic tooth, bridge, or denture
  • Allows for normal chewing and biting function
  • Facilitates confident speech

Replacing teeth with dental implants can be life-changing!

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DENTAL IMPLANTS: WHAT TO EXPECT

Dental implants are typically placed over a period of time and several visits. Dr. Bottoms offers patients needing teeth replaced the benefit of consistent, convenient treatment with complete dental implant services under one roof. This means there is no need to see other specialists, and we can provide comprehensive diagnostics using in-office CBCT scanning and digital technology.

The first step is to meet with Dr. Bottoms to evaluate and discuss your needs and goals for your smile. In some cases, a dental implant can be placed in one visit with proper treatment planning. Dr. Bottoms can also work with patients to place a full denture secured with dental implants in one day using the All On Four or All On X procedure.

Dr. Bottoms will use a combination of digital diagnostics to thoroughly evaluate your entire smile as part of your treatment planning. He is able to use this information to strategically plan and place your dental implants for the best outcome. Advanced diagnostics are a critical part of placing all types of implants and play a key role in cases where the implant(s) are being placed and restored in one visit.

Typically, once treatment is planned, Dr. Bottoms will schedule your first step, which is the surgical implant procedure. Dr. Bottoms uses digital surgical guides to ensure accurate placement of the implant. The titanium post is placed in the jaw bone and will need several weeks to heal before moving to the next step. This ensures that the post has integrated with surrounding bone tissue and created a stable foundation.

After a healing period, Dr. Bottoms will attach the dental crown for a single tooth implant, or possibly the temporary denture for patients receiving a full arch of new teeth.

WHY CHOOSE DENTAL IMPLANTS?

Dental implants are now considered the “gold standard” for tooth replacement. They support improved results and better long-term dental health when compared to traditional treatment options. Secure and permanent, dental implants mimic the complete form and function of the natural tooth. 

Key benefits to consider include:

Bone retention in the jaw: after a tooth is lost, bone around the lot root begins to shrink over time. This can lead to changes in the appearance of the jaw and git of the bite. 

Normal bite forces are restored: a dental implant will allow normal chewing ability by enabling normal bite forces to be restored. This means that patients can once again enjoy their favorite foods, a varied diet, and a comfortable bite.

Confident speaking ability: after tooth loss, many patients struggle with speech. This can also occur with a poor-fitting denture that slips. An implant denture is secure and allows patients to speak with confidence.

Normal daily oral hygiene: implants and implant-supported dentures and bridges can be cared for much like natural teeth. Flossing and brushing daily will support a healthy smile- there is no need to remove and clean an appliance. 

 

SCHEDULE A DENTAL IMPLANT CONSULTATION

Do you need to replace missing teeth? Schedule a visit to discuss your dental care concerns and learn more about implant dentistry treatments and expected outcomes. Dr. Bottoms can also provide a second opinion for a restorative treatment plan.