Missing teeth affect the look of your smile as well as your ability to bite, chew, and speak. Earp Dentistry can help.
Dental implants can restore the appearance and function of your mouth, supporting crowns, bridges, and full dentures.
Learn how these artificial tooth roots have changed the lives of patients in the Plymouth and Greenville, NC, areas...
About Dental Implants
Artificial Tooth Roots
Countless Patient Benefits
Implants offer countless benefits over removable appliances. For one, implants are far more secure than dental adhesives. Your replacement teeth will not shift out of place while biting, chewing, or speaking. Dental implants also prevent the loss of jawbone density, a common problem that affects people with missing teeth. Left untreated, even a single missing tooth can cause the face to look sunken and aged. Bone loss will also loosen nearby teeth.
Is the Implant Process Painful? Putting Your Mind at Ease
Rest assured that getting a dental implant involves very little pain. In fact, thanks to local anesthetic, dental sedation, and modern pain management techniques, the process is virtually painless.
Is the Treatment Reliable?
Candidates for Dental Implants
Missing a Tooth or Multiple TeethImplants can be placed when a person is missing just one tooth, a few teeth, or even all of their teeth. Our dentists will determine the number of implants needed as part of the consultation process.
Healthy Enough for Oral SurgeryWhile implant surgery is safe, patients in poor health or with certain medical conditions may not be suitable for the procedure. During your visit to our Greenville area practice, we can review your medical history.
Sufficient Jawbone DensitySince the dental implants are anchored directly into the jawbone, patients must have enough bone density to support the implant post. Bone grafting surgery may be necessary to add structure to support an implant.
Schedule a Consultation Learn More about Dental Implants
Dental implants are an effective, long-lasting solution for people missing a tooth or multiple teeth. The dentists at Earp Dentistry, Johnathan Earp, Rafael Torres, and Rafael Mendez, are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about implants, including the various pros and cons and details on pricing and payment. We offer appointments late in the evening and on weekends for your convenience.
If you live in the Greenville or Plymouth, NC, areas and suffer from tooth loss, we encourage you to visit our team. You can contact Earp Dentistry online or give us a call at:
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"Dr. Earp is one of the best dentists I have ever gone to. He really cares about his patients. The whole office is really kind to everyone that goes there. Thank you, Dr. Earp, for putting in my implants and for caring about your patients, even after the procedure is over. Dr. Earp's office is TOPS in every way." Faith Tyson - 5 Star Google Review - 2021
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Dental Implant Options
When a patient is missing one tooth, a crown supported by a dental implant is an ideal treatment option. The crown is either screwed in place onto the implant for ease of maintenance, or it can be cemented in place depending on which tooth is missing. In addition, the crown can be made from custom-milled porcelain using the CEREC system, or from durable zirconia at an off-site dental lab.
An implant-supported bridge is recommended when a patient is missing multiple teeth in a row. The bridge will be anchored in place along the dental arch, filling the gap while also restoring normal oral function. The number of dental implants required for the bridge will depend on the location of the missing teeth. The bridge itself can be custom crafted from high-end zirconia.
Implant-supported dentures are ideal when a patient is missing most or all of their teeth. The denture is anchored in place with multiple dental implants. The exact number required will be determined by the needs of the patient and the health of their dental arch. The final custom denture will be crafted so it is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
The Cost of Dental Implants
Average Implant Cost
Implant Package Pricing
Earp Dentistry offers package pricing for single-tooth replacement starting at $3,250. This package price includes the dental implant, the custom dental crown, and the abutment. We can discuss pricing for implant-supported bridges and dentures during your consultation.
Implant Financing Options
Our team offers financing to help patients afford the cost of their dental implant treatment. Dental financing divides the total cost of treatment into affordable monthly installments. These manageable payment plans help many patients experience improved dental health.
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Bone Grafting Surgery
If you need a bone graft, we can perform this preparatory procedure at our practice. Bone grafting will delay the placement of dental implants by a few months but it is an important step for patients who have suffered from tooth loss for an extended amount of time.
The Dental Implant Procedure A Step-by-Step Look
Rest assured that getting a dental implant placed involves very little pain.