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.
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 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
Patient Review by Connie S
I would recommend this office to anyone needing implants or any periodontal procedures.
- Connie S
Patient Review by Charles c
Implant was placed and no issues.
- Charles c
Patient Review by Paul H J
This office provided superior customer service. My questions were answered patiently and expertly. Clerical and technical support staff were friendly and efficient. Dr John Kim provides care using the most modern techniques and does so with skill
- Paul H J
Patient Review by Kaye J
If you are not happy with your smile this is the place to come!! I have had a great experience with all the dental implants and continue to come for my maintenance which is very important !
- Kaye J
Patient Review by Tina R
Excellent dental care, very pleased with my treatment
- Tina R
Patient Review by Connie R
This office is professional and personal!!
- Connie R
Patient Review by Sherri M
Dr. Kim has done 3 implants on me and I couldn't be more pleased with the staff, doctor and the outcome of my treatment.
- Sherri M
Patient Review by Ella D
This office has a very relaxing atmosphere which has made my procedures here comfortable and easier to endure.
- Ella D
Patient Review by Jim W
Everything is great at this office. I would recommend this practice to anyone looking for dental care.
- Jim W
Patient Review by Yvonne
I had no problem getting my Implant--was much easier than I expected. I highly recommend this practice for your Periodontal needs!
Patient Review by Wanda D
I have had several implants placed and have been very pleased. This is a very caring and professional office. I love all the staff
- Wanda D
Patient Review by Reed A
Drs. Kim and Arrington and hygienist Debbie are fantastic. Their skills and procedures have allowed me to keep my teeth and gums for many years.
- Reed A
Patient Review by Toni W
Kind, professional, thoughtful, clean and effective office. I would highly recommend Dr. Kim and staff!
- Toni W
Patient Review by Susan L
I have dealt with periodontal disease throughout my adult life. Recently I experienced a failed implant placed by my Atlanta periodontist a number of years ago. Communication with her informed Dr. Kim of the type of implant so he was able to order the necessary tools needed to remove my implant. Dr. Kim counseled me with honesty that the procedure could be difficult. The surgery, with Dr. Kim’s expertise, went beautifully. Dr. Kim is confident and proud of his work. He is a perfectionist with high performance standards and critical self evaluation. Dr. Kim is dedicated to his profession and his patients. I feel safe in his hands. Dr. Kim, Dr. Arrington, and their entire staff are truly excellent.
- Susan L
Patient Review by Kay F
Excellent work performed I have never had any trouble with any of the work performed or suffered any pain.
- Kay F
Patient Review by Kathryn B
Despite the trauma of breaking a tooth and the pain and expense involved, I have nothing but praise for this process made so much easier by the wonderful Dr. and staff of this office. They helped me in innumerable ways and prepared me well for the entire process from first visit to the follow-up.
- Kathryn B
Patient Review by Deborah A
Many thanks for making my dental implant a pleasant experience. I was nervous at first but quickly found I had no reason to fear the procedure. All went extremely well and I was given the very best of care.
- Deborah A
Patient Review by Connie B
The staff are AWESOME and the implant process was easy. I highly recommend this office and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
- Connie B
Patient Review by sally W
As a patient who is extremely uncomfortable in a dental setting, Dr Kim and his staff have made my experience most pleasant. I have been treated professionally and courteously and with the utmost of concern for my comfort. My procedure went beautifully and has given me no trouble at all.
- sally W
Patient Review by Carolyn C
I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Arrington and Dr. Kim. I have had several implants and this office seems to have a wonderful bond with each other and enjoy what they do. Everything was explained upfront so I knew what to expect at each appointment.
- Carolyn C