Dental Implants An Overview
Dr. Stephen Hoard offers comprehensive dental implant treatment for patients with missing teeth. Dental implants can be used to replace one or more missing teeth and can also be used to permanently secure a denture. Dr. Hoard will prepare your entire treatment plan, and offers a range of other tooth replacement options as well. He works with a local periodontist to preform oral surgery to place the dental implant, and then performs the implant restoration in our New Bern, NC dentist office.
Dental implants can be a convenient and durable solution for your missing teeth. They are used to replace a single missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. The dental implant itself, is an artificial root that is placed in the bone to hold a replacement tooth (dental crown), bridge or denture.
During your first visit, Dr. Hoard will examine your teeth, gum, and bone structure to determine if dental implants are right for you. Traditionally, patients will need to have a substantial amount of healthy jaw bone structure to receive dental implants. During your consultation, Dr. Hoard will discuss your options and find a replacement option that suits your needs. If you want to explore your tooth replacement options, visit New Bern Dental office. Patients can schedule an appointment online or call 252-507-0373.
Dental Implants FAQs
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium post that is surgically attached to the jawbone. Dental implants mimic your natural tooth root, making it a firm foundation for a denture, dental bridge, or dental crown. Dr. Hoard will is an experienced dentist who is committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality dental care to each of his patients.
Dr. Hoard is an experienced dentist who is committed to providing comprehensive, high-quality dental care to each of his patients. It is important to find a trusted, experienced dentist when it comes to finding a tooth replacement option that is right for your smile.
What is the procedure like for dental implants?
Restorative dentist Dr. Hoard will coordinate treatment with a local surgeon who will skillfully attach your dental implants. Over the course of 3 to 6 months, your dental implants will integrate and heal into the jawbone. After the dental implants heal, Dr. Hoard will carefully attach your chosen restoration.
For single missing teeth, Dr. Hoard will attach a dental crown. Dental crowns provide a natural looking, durable restoration for your missing teeth. For multiple missing teeth, Dr. Hoard may attach a dental bridge or denture, depending on the number of teeth you’re missing and their location.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
To receive dental implants, patients will need to have an adequate amount of healthy jaw bone structure. During your consultation, Dr. Hoard will perform a comprehensive exam to determine if dental implants are right for you. If dental implants are not the right for you, Dr. Hoard offers other options to help restore your smile.
How long do dental implants last?
With proper care and maintenance, your dental implants can last 10 – 20 years or more. It is important to visit our New Bern dental office twice a year for preventive care visits. Practicing proper oral hygiene and regularly visiting our office may help improve the longevity of your dental implants.