Dental Implants

How do dental implants work?

Dental implants are designed to provide a foundation for replacement teeth that look, feel, and function like natural teeth. The person who has lost teeth regains the ability to eat virtually anything and can smile with confidence, knowing that teeth appear natural and that facial contours will be preserved. The implants themselves are tiny titanium posts that are placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. In addition, implants can help preserve facial structure, preventing the bone deterioration that occurs when teeth are missing.

Dental implants are changing the way people live! With them, people are rediscovering the comfort and confidence to eat, speak, laugh, and enjoy life.

Drs. Kim and Arrington have received extensive training in Implantology. Through continuing education, they keep abreast of the most current information on implant dentistry.

Are you ready to replace your missing teeth and smile with confidence again?

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If, like many others, you feel implant dentistry is the choice for you, we ask that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination and health history. During these consultation visits, your doctor will address your specific needs and considerations. Your questions and concerns are important to us and our team will work with you very closely to help make your procedure a success.

We will also discuss fees and insurance at this time. There are many types of insurance plans, and coverage for implants is varied. We will be happy to assist you in obtaining any benefits to which you may be entitled.

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation


Dental implants are metal anchors that act as tooth root substitutes. They are surgically placed into the jawbone. Small posts are attached to the implant to provide stable anchors in the gums for replacement teeth.

For most patients, the placement of dental implants involves two surgical procedures. First, implants are placed within your jawbone. Healing time following surgery varies from person to person and is based on a variety of factors that include hardness of bone. In some cases, implants may be restored immediately after they are placed.

For the first three to six months following surgery, the implants are beneath the surface of the gums gradually bonding with the jawbone. You should be able to wear temporary dentures and eat a soft diet during this time. At the same time, your restorative dentist designs the final bridgework or denture that will ultimately improve both function and aesthetics.

After the implant has bonded to the jawbone, the second phase begins. Drs. Kim and Arrington will uncover the implant and attach a small healing collar. After two weeks your general dentist will be able to start making your new teeth. An impression must be taken. Then posts or attachments can be connected to the implants. The teeth replacements are then made over the posts or attachments. The entire procedure usually takes six to eight months. Most patients do not experience any disruption in their daily life.

Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center

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Patient Review by Tina E

A very professional business and office. They have provided me with excellent dental care. I am glad I chose to get implants.

- Tina E

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Patient Review by Jimmy W

I have had my dental implant for 10 plus years and my experience has been very good!

- Jimmy W

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Patient Review by Steve F

I would highly recommend this periodontics office Dr. KIM and Dr. Arrington are both excellent and their entire staff is awesome. As a physician myself knowing how important a office staff is this staff here is super.

- Steve F

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Patient Review by Roberta J

Everyone in at Rocky Mount Periodontics is so friendly and personable. I would recommend this place to everyone.

- Roberta J

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Patient Review by Eve W

Overall satisfied; wished I had more fully understood total cost of implant.

- Eve W

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Patient Review by Ellen D

A highly satisfactory experience! I love my implant.

- Ellen D

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Patient Review by Betty W

Dr. Kim is caring, professional and does excellent work. I would recommend this office to anyone.

- Betty W

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Patient Review by Sandra L

Good experience.

- Sandra L

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Patient Review by Larry M

Great office.

- Larry M

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Patient Review by Deborah A

It was a pleasant experience, and very easy. Very excited about my new tooth.

- Deborah A

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Patient Review by Carol C

Through the whole process from tooth extraction to the sinus lift and implant placement I was pain free. I have no complaints. Good experience.

- Carol C

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Patient Review by Rick W

I highly Periodontal practice!

- Rick W

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Patient Review by Sherri M

Great Job! I never experienced pain or discomfort during or after this experience.

- Sherri M

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Patient Review by John B

This has been a great experience, surgery procedure, staff and doctor care given to us.

- John B

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Patient Review by Minnie B

I have had a wonderful experience with my implants in this office. I would recommend this procedure for any age and I had this done 10 years ago at the age of 66. Wish I could have done it sooner!!

- Minnie B

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Patient Review by Ed M

The implant procedure went very well. There was no discomfort at all. I am very pleased with Dr. Kim and his staff

- Ed M

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Patient Review by Kim M

I was extremely satisfied with my dental implant experience here. The docs and staff were awesome and I have already recommended for others to come here.

- Kim M

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Patient Review by Judy G

Dr. Arrington, Dr. Kim and staff did a wonderful job with my implants.

- Judy G

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Patient Review by Susan M

Excellent service. Would highly recommend.

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Patient Review by Linda B

Great Staff and Doctors wouldn't hesitate to do this again.

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