Dr. Ben Lambeth, DDS & Dr. Megumi Lambeth, DDS

310 East Main St., Suite 335 | Carrboro, NC 27510

Important information regarding COVID-19

Dental Implants in Carrboro, NC

Have you found that missing teeth are making everyday things like eating, smiling, and talking more difficult? You don’t have to just live with this new way of life. Dental implants are a permanent missing teeth solution that can get you back to eating your favorite foods and talking and smiling with confidence again. Carrboro dentist Dr. Lambeth provides dental implant restorations that look natural, feel great, and function just like your other teeth.

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Cross section of a dental implant tooth and a natural tooth

Dental Implants FAQ


What Are Dental Implants?

Patients who are missing one or more teeth could benefit from dental implants. With implant dentistry, a dental implant dentist places a small post into the jawbone in place of a missing tooth. The implant acts as a solid foundation for a restoration that we’ll then place on top.

What Is the Dental Implant Process?

Once the implant post completely fuses with the jawbone, which can take up to six months, we will design a custom tooth restoration to attach to your implant using an abutment. When you come in for your next appointment, we’ll fit you for your custom dental restoration and connect it to your implant. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefits of a beautiful, stress-free smile!

Are Dental Implants Safe?

Dental Implants are a safe, effective, and long-lasting way to restore your smile. However, as with any medical procedure, there can be complications. Dr. Lambeth and the knowledgeable dental team at Milltown Family Dentistry are highly trained in dental implantation. Their expert skills will help to minimize complications and provide you with quality treatment. It’s important that during your consultation you review any health history or habits that may impact the success of your dental procedure and health process, such as smoking.

Do Dental Implants Hurt?

As a result of modern sedation techniques and improved at-home care, most patients say they experience minimal pain during and after the dental implant procedure. We recommend taking an over-the-counter pain reliever to help with the discomfort and bruising. Most patients discomfort lasts for a short period of time and they are able to return to their normal lifestyle within 1-3 business days.


Dental Implant Restorations

What exactly is the dental implant restoration? That depends on the number of teeth you’re replacing with implants. At your consultation, Dr. Lambeth will go over the best restoration option for your situation and lifestyle.

  • Dental Crown – the best option for a single-tooth replacement; our crownslook and feel just like your surrounding natural teeth
  • Dental Bridge – great for one missing tooth or a couple in a row; a bridge connects to a crown on either side and has false teeth in place of the missing ones to “bridge the gap” left behind
  • Dentures – patients missing most or all teeth in an arch can use dental implants for denture stabilization; no more slipping, clicking, or using messy adhesives

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Dental Implants Cost

Whether you’re looking to replace a single missing tooth or are seeking denture alternatives, we know you also want to make sure that the option you choose fits into your budget. In addition to being insurance friendly, our office has a number of flexible financial options. We have short-term in-house payment plans as well as an in-house membership plan that can save you 20% on restorative dental treatments. Milltown Family Dentistry also accepts CareCredit, which essentially works like a credit card for your healthcare expenses. Call today and let our team help you determine the best option for your needs.

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MODIFIED REOPENING MAY 20!

To Our Valued Patients:
We hope this letter finds you and your family in good health. Our community has been through a lot over the last few months, and we are looking forward to seeing you all again soon. While many things have changed, one thing has remained the same: our commitment to your safety.

Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice and you may have seen this during your visits to our office. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it's both safe and comfortable.

Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow the activities of these agencies so that we are up-to-date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. We do this to ensure that our infection control procedures are current and adhere to each agency's recommendations.

We are excited to fully OPEN for patient care again on May 20th. There will be several modifications to our protocol as we transition. You may see some changes when it is time for your next appointment. We made these changes to help protect our patients and team. For example:

  1. You will be screened beforehand (via telephone) and again when you arrive for your appointment. If you have missed an appointment during the recent closure, we will be reaching out to you to reschedule. Please be patient as it may take time to address the current backlog.
  2. We have hand sanitizer that we will ask you to use when you enter the office. You will also find some in the reception area and other places in the office for you to use as needed.
  3. Our waiting area has been modified to eliminate unnecessary items at risk for cross-contamination, such as magazines and our beverage station. An air purifier has also been installed, as well as in every operatory.
  4. Since appointments will be managed to allow for social distancing between patients, you may be offered fewer options for appointments.
  5. We plan to allow more time between appointments to reduce traffic. Please check-in from your car via phone and wait in your car until you are called, at which point you will be taken directly to your treatment room. We also ask that adults consider coming to appointments alone. For children, we ask that only one adult come with them to their appointment.
  6. We have worked diligently to abide by all current and updated PPE (personal protective equipment) standards per the recommendations of the ADA, CDC, and OSHA. You may recognize these changes during interactions with staff.
  7. In keeping with these recommendations, all patients and family members are asked to wear a mask/face covering to all office visits. Unfortunately, we do not have the extra PPE to supply our patients, so please bring your own.

We look forward to seeing you again and are happy to answer any questions you may have about the steps we take to keep you, and every patient, safe in our practice. To make an appointment, please call 919-590-5450 or visit our contact page. Thank you for your cooperation!

Best,
Dr. Ben and Megumi Lambeth