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
Staff extremely friendly and courteous. Doctors extremely patient and remained engaged through process.Thoroughly explained process and answered all questions as to what to expect. I was very pleased with the outcome and follow up care. I will return here for any procedures required in the future.
- Jean M
It was an overall better experience because I normally do not enjoy going to the dentist. I am very please with my hygienist Debbie, as she is very thorough with my post implant care. Dr. Kim was very patient and thorough as well and did a great job in explaining the procedure from start to finish. I would highly recommend this practice!
- Charlotte J
The staff are very conscientious and caring. Everyone works to make the process simple & easy and they are very helpful, every step of the way. I have another extended family of professional friends!
- Carlos P
I feel like they are concerned about my dental health
- Fred J
All things considered, the implant procedure went very well. He's very articulate and transparent. Good experience! I would highly recommend Dr. Kim!
- Ashley A
Excellent office! Always on very professional, friendly and always on time! I would highly recommend this office.
- Pansy B
The implant Dr. Kim placed for me has improved my smile 150%.
- Alwyn P
Would do it again if needed to all easy and no pain
- Elaine W
I have been really pleased with the way my implants turned out. I had minimal discomfort after the procedure was done. I would highly recommend anyone to this practice that needs any implants done.
- Carol H
Friendly. Dr. Kim and staff very professional.
- Allen m
Outstanding service and staff . Keep up the good work!!
- Dennis V
- Patricia J
Great office to work with and Dr. Arrington provides excellent care.
- Doreen S
A great place to come.
- George E
Dr. Kim was absolutely incredible! I felt very taken care of and valued at every appointment by him and his team. I am overjoyed with the results and I’m so grateful for a complete smile!!
- Meredith S
I am pleased everything went well. Absolutely no complaints!
- Charles P
Overall been pleased and satisfied with the care I have been given!
- Kennie L
What a great place to have dental surgery, cleaning, etc. The doctors and staff are exceptional never a problem.
- Michelle C
DR. Kim and his staff were very professional and very personable. I am very pleased with my implant and am so glad I had this surgery. I would recommend this office for any periodontal procedure.
- Jackie A
I have referred this establishment to my church congregation and to professionals I have worked with in education because of the friendliness and professionalism that is always displayed.
- Michael S