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 and restorations have changed the lives of patients in the Plymouth and Greenville, NC, areas.
What Are 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 can also loosen nearby teeth.
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Start Your Journey to a Restored Smile Request a Dental Implant Consultation Today
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 details on pricing and payment. We offer late and weekend appointments 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
Are Dental Implants Reliable?
Candidates for Dental Implants
Missing a Tooth or Multiple TeethImplants can be placed if you are missing just one tooth, a few teeth, or even all of your natural teeth. Our dentists will determine the number of implants you'll need 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. Bone grafting surgery, which restores lost bone tissue, can greatly increase your candidacy for implants.
Bone Grafting Surgery Is Available at Our Offices
If you need a bone graft, we can perform this preparatory procedure at our practice. Bone grafting will delay your implant placement surgery by a few months, but it is an important step to take if you have suffered from tooth loss for an extended period of time. Your bone graft can make all the difference for successful treatment with implants.
Your 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 our CEREC system, or from durable zirconia at an off-site dental lab.
An implant-supported bridge is recommended when a patient is missing multiple consecutive teeth. 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 will be 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.
Imagine feeling totally confident in your smile again...
For a Natural Appearance We Pair Implants With Custom Restorations
When creating a beautiful, authentic looking-smile, we pay attention to every detail. Your implants will be placed at strategic angles to achieve the most natural position in your mouth, and your crowns, bridges, or dentures will be crafted to look indistinguishable from the real thing.
Thanks to our CEREC machine, we can fine-tune the shape, shade, and size of your porcelain crowns or bridges to maximize their functional and aesthetic value. If you choose zirconia for your restorations or need a larger restoration like a denture, the expert technicians at our partner lab will use their skill and technology to create gorgeous replacement teeth that give you years of improved oral function and boosted confidence in your smile.
Is the Implant Process Painful? We're Here to Put You 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.
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Thanks to local anesthetic, dental sedation, and modern pain management techniques, getting a dental implant is virtually painless.
Unhappy With Your Smile? You've Found a Team That Can Help
Many patients in need of dental implants have dealt with substantial decay or missing teeth for quite some time. Due to embarrassment or fear of the cost, they may put off treatment. However, our compassionate team believes that there's no shame in needing or seeking help. In fact, one of the bravest things you can do is to make a positive change.
While dealing with dental troubles can be scary, you have found an effective, long-term solution: implants. You also have access to dentists who can guide you through the process with understanding and transparency: us.
To find out more about our approach to implants, contact our offices in Plymouth or Greenville, or call:
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How Long Do Implants Last?
Titanium implants can remain in place for a lifetime, and your restorations can last for upwards of 15 years. Our dentists can explain maintenance tips, such as proper brushing techniques and making regular visits to our Greenville or Plymouth office, that can help your beautiful new smile last longer.
The Cost of Dental Implants
It is important to understand that implants are not usually covered by insurance, although your restoration might be. Earp Dentistry is in-network for most types of dental insurance and we will work hard to maximize your coverage.
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.
We don't want costs to be a barrier between you and your beautiful new smile. Our team offers financing through CareCredit®, a lender that provides loans with low or no interest and affordable monthly installments.