A dental implant is a restoration that may be recommended for your smile if you are missing one or more teeth. A dental implant is a restoration that is designed to be a permanent solution for missing teeth. The first step in getting a dental implant is consulting with our dentist. If you and Dr. Cory Williams decide that implants are right for your smile, we will:
- Surgically place the dental implant, which looks like a small screw, in the jawbone.
- Allow a period of healing, during which time your bone tissues will begin to bond with the biocompatible implant post.
- Place an attachment called an abutment on top of the implant post. This will hold the restoration in place.
- Attach your custom-made implant restoration to the abutment and post. Depending on your individual needs, our dentist may recommend a complete or partial denture, a crown, or a dental bridge as your restoration.
Our team strives to offer you the most comfortable care possible, and we work hard to give you the smile you have always envisioned. Dental implants can be an effective way to accomplish this goal, whether they are used to anchor a dental bridge or simply to restore your smile to its healthy, natural appearance. If you are interested in dental implants in Wilmington, North Carolina, please contact us and schedule your consultation today. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile you have always wanted.