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
Very good treatment and experience. Follow up especially good.
- Quentin L
- Blarnie T
The professionalism and attentive care is above and beyond at Rocky Mount Periodontics and implant center I am very pleased with all my treatment here
I have been coming to this office for many years and I have been pleased with the care given to me. I will continue to visit this office and long as I am able. I feel the staff here are like my friends and I would recommend anyone to visit this office.
- Harriet G
I found the implant procedure surprisingly pain free and this office gives quality care.
- Jimmy L
I love this office! I travel from Raleigh to see Dr Kim. The implants that I have had done in this office are just great and feel like I have 3 new teeth. My experiences in this office have been great and totally recommend Dr. John Kim!
- Linda F
Professional, caring and everything was explained and accomplished as planned. I have been a patient in this office for 16+ years.
- Tom Z
Very good and easy to work with office. Excellent at explaining procedure and listening to what the patient is saying.
- Thomas N
I am very happy with my implant and the care I received from everyone.
- Sandra M
Dr Kim and his staff were very helpful and great to work with
- Raymond S
I had an implant placed by Dr. Kim a few years ago. I got along great and am enjoying. He is an excellent periodontist and the staff is great.
- Joan M
Dr. Arrington and her professional staff are highly recommended for treatment. She is a very kind and compassionate individual which I believe is a wonderful part of her personality. She is always, always, always willing to help and make every procedure as comfortable as possible.
- Barbara H
Dr. Kim put an implant in for me about 7 or 8 years ago. I have been very pleased with the implant and the crown. His office is very pleasant to work wih.
- Jimmy W
I had two implants placed by Dr. John Kim and I am very satisfied with him and his staff. I had no problems, no pain and would highly recommend this office.
- Trang D
Well worth the one hour trip from Raleigh. Dr. Kim and the staff's professionalism could not be better
- George W
I have been coming to practice since 2005, staff friendly, professional and feel the doctors are very professional at treating the problems that I had. I would recommend this practice to anyone need periodontal care.
- Tom S
everyone is always very professional, and pleasant. Ashley, is the PERFECT Hygenist she listens to concerns, explains procedures, and is a very caring person.
- Chris L
Great courteous bunch of people.
- Harold H
I would highly recommend, without any reservation, Dr. Kim and his staff. Each and every one provides exceptional patient care.
- Kim S
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