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

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

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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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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