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.
Dr. Kim, Dr. Arrington and Dr. Strickland have received extensive training in Implantology. Through continuing education, Drs. Kim, Arrington and Strickland 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, Arrington and Strickland 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
My experience has been wonderful! All of the staff is great and I have received excellent care.
- Tammy W
Staff and Doctor are always friendly and accommodating. It is a pleasure to visit this office.
- Joan A
I've been coming here for few years and Debbie and Dr Kim are great! I enjoy coming and seeing everyone because its an overall great experience. I feel welcomed from the front door back to the elevator and i cant forget Mrs Millie she's a hoot. Great group of people.
- Vicki P
The Doctors and Staff at Dr Arrington & Kim's office are first class professionals. A most kind, caring staff that greets with you friendly smiles and lots of knowledge. I have been coming here for years and I can not think of any business that I interact with that has a more knowledgeable, professional, organized team than this group. I would give them 6 stars if that was an option!!
- Andy B
Dr. Kim is an excellent surgeon- You want someone with that much attention to detail working on your teeth.
- emily w
ben apatient for many years,love all the staff. All procedures have been a success and I recommend anyone who would need dental implants this is the place
- rhonda f
Dr. Kim was very thorough with the care given. The follow-up care and willingness to listen is excellent. Very satisfied!!
- Linda M
I had 5 implants done many years ago on my lower arch. There is nothing I can't eat and I have been extremely pleased with my care over these many years!!
- Harry M
I feel confidentially sure that I have had the best dental care in this office and I am please with all the service given here!! Excellent!!!
- Neil B
I REALLY LIKE COMING HERE. THEY HAVE HELP ME ALOT.
- Mary L
Treatment always excellent!! Would recommend to everyone!!
- Allen T
- Edie C
Dr. Kim has provided me with outstanding service a well as the Office Staff. I would highly recommend my family and friends. Scheduling my appointments were pretty easy based on my scheduling needs. Dr. Kim's always listened to my needs as a patient and did what was best for my dental care needs. The office environment is so professional, clean and very high standards I am very impressed. Thank you so much for servicing our community. ****** Sandra
- Sandra L
I have been coming to this practice for more than 30 years driving from a distance, because I think that the staff and periodontist are absolutely excellent!! I have one implant and the procedure went very easily. I feel this office in very exceptional in all aspects. I will continue to come her for my dental care.
- Harriet G
I have come here for many years and have been completely satisfied with everything that has been done. Highly recommend them
- Victoria B
I feel I've had the best dental care considering all the problems I've had with my teeth.
- Rgina C
As a Patient, I have been associated with the Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center for well over 20 years. Initially, the practice was headed up by Dr.'s Ford and Strickland who were outstanding Practitioners in their specialties. The center continues to build on its sterling reputation under the able guidance of Drs. Kim and Arrington. Over the years, i have had dental cleanings, Periodontal surgery, Extractions and Implants with outstanding care and outcomes. Our immediate area is fortunate to have such highly qualified doctors and staff available. In my opinion, This periodontics and Implant center is likely the best in Eastern N.C. and would compare highly with any in the entire state.
- Scott B
My implant was put in by Dr Kim and this year he will do my second. I know that it will as successful as the first.
- Ken H
I feel very comfortable and satisfied with the care I receive in this practice.
- William U
I love my implants. I was slow to make a decision on having implants, but they were the best thing I have ever done for myself. This is a wonderful office and I just love them all.
- Gerrie M