About Dental Implants
For a lasting and natural-looking replacement to missing teeth, modern dentistry at DentalWorks - Raeford Road in Fayetteville, NC by our dentists offer dental implants to repair and bring back a gorgeous, healthy smile. Dental implants surgically insert titanium posts in the jawbone to substitute for the weakened tooth root, so false teeth can be joined for a dependable fit that will not involve glues or food restrictions. The false teeth can be shaded and contoured by our dentists to blend with the patient's teeth for a realistic finish. For individuals who are wanting to restore one tooth or many teeth, dental implants at DentalWorks - Raeford Road can be an ideal, effective option.
"It was a good experience. They were attentive to my needs and answer all the questions I asked them."- S.B. / Google / Jul 13, 2018
"They were amazing with my daughter(3 year old). They made sure she wasn't afraid by showing her the tools they use one by one to ensure her their was nothing to be afraid of. They were a nice welcoming staff."- K.S. / Google / Jun 23, 2018
"I had a bad experience at Day & Night Dental a few weeks back and decided I wasn’t going to go back. I decided to give Dental Works a try and I am so glad I did! Saying I was impressed by my visit earlier today is an understatement! I had to have a tooth extracted and the dentist I saw was so caring & gentle and very thorough in explaining every step of what the extraction would entail. Her assistant was so friendly and knowledgeable as well. They were an awesome team! I have quite a bit of work I still need done and I’m thrilled to have found this place. My only regret was not getting the Dentist & Assistant’s names so I could post them here. Thanks guys for a wonderful experience!"- A.G. / Google / Jun 19, 2018
"I cannot say enough good things about my experience here. I have avoided the dentist the past few years and was terrified to go but knew it was time. Paula, Angie and Dr. Mary were kind, professional, and extremely knowledgeable. I will actually look forward to going to the dentist (something I thought I would never say) after my experience with these professionals!"- K.K. / Yelp / Jun 18, 2018
"Staff is always friendly. I've had to go in for adjustments on my dentures about five times in the past two years as they have shifted with wear and they never complain that I come too much but are polite courteous helpful and willing to go out of their way to make me comfortable again."- L.L. / Google / May 17, 2018
What to Expect
Before a dental implant is used, a in-depth oral exam will be completed by our dentists to decide the health and strength of the gums and jawbone. If the person is a suitable candidate for dental implants, dental X-rays and molds will allow our dentists to plan the best placement for the dental implants in the jawbone. The individual can be given local anesthesia and/or local sedation to minimize discomfort while our dentists implant the titanium post into the tooth socket. During the next 3 - 6 months, the bone and implant will fuse together while healing and after the implant is strong enough, the false tooth or teeth will be added to the implant by a connector. Our dentists can tweak the implant and replacement teeth for a comfortable and confident fit.
Generally, patients have minor or no pain after their dental implants, but a handful of patients may feel temporary soreness and discomfort that should be helped with an over-the-counter pain medication, such as aspirin or Tylenol®. To lengthen the wear of dental implants, patients should develop a good home oral care practice including brushing, flossing, and rinsing with antibacterial mouthwash. Bi-annual dental appointments at DentalWorks - Raeford Road in Fayetteville, NC for professional cleanings and exams are also crucial to dental implant care. Dental implants will last many years with proper care, but dental implants may eventually need to be repaired or replaced.
If dental implants are considered medically necessary, the patient's dental insurance company might cover some or most of the costs. But, cosmetic dental implants are often not covered by insurance companies. At the time of the patient's initial consultation, the office manager of DentalWorks - Raeford Road can confirm their insurance coverage and discuss payment options and financing plans.
Plan Your Procedure
Whether you're missing a tooth, a few teeth, or your whole smile, dental implants may be a long-term option that appear natural. By choosing dental implants, you won't have to worry about false teeth shifting, food restrictions, or gummy denture adhesives, you can simply smile and use your strong new teeth. If you are missing teeth or you have dentures, a crown, or bridge, talk to our dentists at DentalWorks - Raeford Road about the benefits of dental implants.