Patients of the Greensboro, North Carolina community and beyond who are interested in a permanent tooth replacement option may want to consider the advantages of dental implants. Dental implant surgery involves placing tiny screw-like posts into the patient’s jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. The implant is then restored using crowns, bridges, or dentures to help patients replace one, several, or even all of the teeth in the dental arch. Our doctors at Triad Dentistry can educate you on dental implant surgery and what to expect before, during, and after your procedure.
- Before dental implant surgery. Before you have dental implant surgery performed, our team will evaluate you to make sure you are a proper candidate. This may include taking dental x-rays to assess the health of the bone and the overall smile to determine candidacy. Once you are deemed an appropriate candidate for treatment, our team will schedule the dental implant surgery date for you. If you need to stop certain medications or activities before your procedure, they will advise you at this time to help prepare you for the day of the procedure.
- During dental implant surgery. Patients often worry about whether or not they will feel pain and discomfort during treatment. The team at Triad Dentistry can talk to you about options for sedation and anesthetics to help you choose the most appropriate for you to ensure a positive experience. Patients using oral or IV sedation during their procedure must make arrangements to be driven to and from the office. Patients find that they are comfortable and pain-free during the procedure with the right combination of sedation and anesthetics.
- After dental implant surgery. To ensure the dental implant takes hold in the jawbone, all that is needed is time! We want to give time to allow the process of osseointegration, or bone growth, to occur, which solidifies the implant in place and allows it to become part of the body and mouth. After the implant is integrated properly, restorations are considered. Patients can use a dental crown to replace one tooth, a dental bridge to replace several teeth in a row, or a complete cosmetic denture to replace the entire arch of teeth. Implant-retained dentures are a highly effective way of restoring the smile after tooth loss and are readily available at Triad Dentistry. We urge patients to carefully follow all post-procedure instructions to minimize the chance of complications such as infection or failure.
Schedule your dental appointment now to learn more about dental implants for permanent tooth replacement!
If you think you might be a good candidate for dental implants and live in or around the Greensboro, NC, community, we welcome you to book an appointment with the doctors at Triad Dentistry by calling (336) 383-1482. We are located at 2516-A Oakcrest Avenue and accept new patients and families.
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Dr. Steven Hatcher
Dr. Chad Merrell
Dr. Sona Isharani
Dr. Victoria Santiago-Coiro
Dr. Steven Hatcher
, Dr. Chad Merrell
, Dr. Sona Isharani
, and Dr. Victoria Santiago-Coiro
comprise the team of qualified and experienced doctors at Triad Dentistry. They are passionate and driven professionals who strive to preserve and enhance the natural beauty in every dental treatment. Together with the other members of the team, they focus on developing an individualist approach when it comes to treating patients to ensure patient care is a tailor-made experience for the comfort of each client.