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
Dental work is expensive and not welcome, especially when you work hard on a daily basis to take care of your teeth, but Dr. Kim and his staff are very professional and caring, no matter what the procedure is. My implant process was lengthy, but I was never in pain, and I adjusted easily to the absence of my teeth during the waiting period.. My implants look and feel very natural. Dr. Kim and Dr. Hunt coordinate well in providing my care.
- Dorothy H
Very comfortable and confident with the Doctors and staff-especially Carolyn
- Mark G
Dr. Arrington does a wonderful job and I would recommend her to anyone.
- William C
My treatment here has been outstanding. The followup care has been excellent, this includes staff at front desk to the back clinical areas. Ease of contact has been excellent. This office is very well operated.
- Allen T
A great professional staff
- catherine M
Very professional doctors and staff. Friendly and thorough treatment.
- Josephine H
I am in love! I was promised I would feel no pain and that was true. Everyone was so nice to me and took care of my huge anxiety level. Recovery has been remarkable.
- Beverly M
I have had a lot of work done by this practice. I have found both the physicians and staff to be highly competent, very skilled, and very caring people. I have never had to wait long before appointments. Everything has been explained clearly and carefully in advance of all procedures. I cannot recommend this practice highly enough.
- Gail A
Everyone very professional, helpful and kind.
- Barbara L
Excellent staff. Always very professional and caring.
- Deborah B
Great experience. Dental implant surgery went great without any problems at all. Dr. Kim and his staff are the greatest!! I highly recommend this practice and staff!!
- Donald G
Dr. Kim and staff. I wanted to share this with you. I finally have found a periodontist and when I went in for a cleaning, I gave them my file from your practice. Dr. Tim Donley told me that he has never seen a more detailed report from a patient and said you had the best patient care and your caregivers and staff are to be commended. I do thank you for all you have one for me and wanted to share this with you and your team.
- D H
Being very scared of seeing the dentist, I felt like I needed to write about this. For all you who are scared of the dentist, I understand. Coming to this office was a life-changing experience. It was bad enough being scared of the dentist and then I broke a front tooth. I came here and was thoroughly explained what my tooth extraction and dental implant process would be like. The doc was amazing. The staff were super friendly and very knowledgeable. They made me feel comfortable. I was very lucky to get my implant the same day the tooth was taken out! I can now smile with confidence again and because of my good experience here, I am not as scared about seeing the dentist. If you have lost a tooth or about to lose a tooth, make sure you come here!
- B W
Great place and staff.
- Mara L
The entire staff is courteous and concerned for the patient. Will always recommend Doctor..
- Tanya W
I absolutely love Dr. Kim!!! Getting an implant terrified me, but after meeting with Dr. Kim I knew and felt I made the right decision to see him. He made me feel completely comfortable and I felt like I was with family!!
- Suzi G
I have been coming here for years even before Dr. Kim. I will tell you he is the best. I have had everything done implants, gum grafts, cleaning he and his staff are the best.
- Pam P
I find this office to be of the highest quality and professionalism and would highly recommend this office to my friends and acquaintances. My experiences with implants have been very successful and have had no problems with them since I have had them.
- BRENDA . M
I am a very nervous patient and she (Dr Arrington ) always makes me feel comfortable and Carolyn where I begin 13 years and I love her to death never made me uncomfortable with my cleaning . THANK YOU ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- tracy b
Shannon is outstanding in every way
- Laura D