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.
Are you ready to replace your missing teeth and smile with confidence again?
For more information about Dental Implants or to schedule an appointment with our doctors:
- Call us at Rocky Mount Periodontics and Implant Center Phone Number 252-446-0400.
- Fill out our Appointment Form.
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
I am a patient with severe grinding and clenching and I therefore place much stress on my teeth. I now have several implants and have had excellent care.. I have great faith in in this team and would recommend them with without hesitation. I love the excellent and courteous care I receive. Thank you to Dr.Kim , Debbie and associates!
- Cathy B
I got along very good with my Implant procedure. I would not hesitate to come to this office for my Periodontal needs.
- Jimmy W
I have been very pleased with this office. The periodontist in this office are very good at their job and the staff is very friendly.
- Mark H
So happy with my implant, great experience, great staff and Dr. Kim has been amazing throughout my procedure.
- Margaret L
Dr. Kim and Debbie are the best. They take good care of my dental needs. The Implant on my front tooth is great!
- Charles P
Very professional office and very friendly. They explained every step along the way very well. Would definitely recommend them very highly
- Dean B
Very pleasant staff. Everyone is very professional
- Matt M
real professional staff and vary educated on proceders
- Kennie L
This was a great experience and I recommend Rocky Mount Periodontics for any periodontics needs.
- Abigail H
Always a positive experience.
- Donna W
I could not be happier at this office! The staff and doctors are #1 in my book!!
- Angie J
Would return to Drs. Kim and Arrington for followup procedures with no hesitation. Highly recommend them to friends.
- Tina W
I had a good experience.
- Nancy P
My experience here has been very positive. I love my implant and found the process was not stressful. The staff was wonderful and guided me through in a relaxed atmosphere.
- Linda L
Drs Arrington & Kim have done an excellent job of preparing me for and placing an implant in my between two tight teeth. With little space to work with, they were successful. After my crown Is placed,they will once again check to make sure my bite and all is properly aligned. I highly recommend them for any major dental issues you may have.
- Ferrell R
Efficient and professional, yet friendly with attention to detail. I Recommend Dr. Kim and his team highly.
- Wesley B
Professional and courtesy doctor and staff.
- Pansy B
This office should continue what they are doing.
- Bob J
Dr.Kim placed an implant for me several years ago. It has been wonderful and I would recommend Dr. Kim to anyone interested in an implant. I also enjoy my hygienist Carolyn., she gets an A+
- Carol B
The experience here has been great.. I have had no problem with the Implant. It feels just like my own tooth.
- Vicki B