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
- Gail` H
I have been coming here since the 80's. I lost my upper teeth, but have been able to save most of the lowers. I have two implants and they are the best thing I have had done. It is a wonderful office and the doctors and employees are very competent and pleasant.
- Billy W
They make it so easy for me to have dental work performed. They are my go to for anything gum, implant or removal related
- Christy T
The best of care all these years
- Laura D
Dr Kim is awesome as well as his staff. Highly recommend.
- Linda C
I am well pleased with the care received. I could not find a more caring and helpful office. Everyone is very professional and courteous. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a dental procedure.
- Diane V
Found staff and doctors to be very professional.
- Barbara F
- Bob L
I had implants, skin grafting, deep cleaning done and had no problems what so ever. I have been coming to practice for many years would recommend to friends and family.
- Martha C
Dr. Kim is the best. I would only let him do an implant for me. His work is outstanding. I would recommend people traveling any distance to see him for periodontal needs.
- Kemp L
This Dental Office is absolutely the best thing since the Bread Slicer-----I ,without doubt, would have lost my teeth years ago due to gum disease, pockets , and other problems without their expert help.
- Neil 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!!
- Don G
- Billy E
I had my implants placed close to 30 years ago. They are wonderful and I am so happy I decided to have them done. The people at this office are wonderful and take good care of you
- Ruth G
I have complete confidence in Dr Kim and his staff for excellent dental care.
- Ed V
I think I explained how friendly and how willingly they were to listen in the above.
- Deanna L
I HAVE BEEN A PATIENT OF DR. KIM FOR 12 YEARS. I HAVE HAD GUM SURGURY AND A DENTAL IMPLANT. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH HIS WORK. I HAVE ALSO BEEN VERY SATISFITED WITH DEBBIE, MY DENTAL HYGENIEST. I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN SATISFIED WITH MY DENTAL CARE AT THIS OFFICE. I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS OFFICE TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
- Sue S
I would highly recommend this practice to family and friends due to the specialty this office performs. This is the result of many years being involved with the current doctors and the ones before them. I feel certain that my dental health has been much improved through this office's efforts through the years. My implant is a continuous indicator of the care I have received. We are fortunate to have people with their caliber in our area to help resolve those with periodontal concerns.
- Scott B
I received a dental implant here. It was the best dental procedure I have had completed in a very long time! Minimal discomfort, very knowledgeable staff, and very courteous staff. I highly recommend this office!
- Holly M
I truly appreciate the care given to me. I went through a depression when i found out i was going to lose my front tooth. I am so happy now and grateful.
- Katrina J