Dental Implants Pinehurst & Southern Pines NC
What Are Dental Implants?
A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.
Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.
“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”
For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.
Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Almony is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.
Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist. Dr. Almony performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary. The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.
Southern Pines OMS Center
- Cheryl H
Dr Almony did my surgery when I was rushed to the hospital it was my first surgery ever I am 30 years old and have never been treated so well by a doctor he made me feel comfortable and everything was going to be OK I'm gong back today for my check up and hopefully everything is healing good i would definitely recommend doctor almony
- Krystle s
I was scard to death knowing what was gonna happen. First they took me in as a referral from that morning. The staff wasn't good , they were AWESOME. Even better , the first time I talked to the Dr. I felt so relieved that all fear I had was gone. As I looked around the office I seen that he was army (33). Years a MD and a lot more . if 5 stars are good DR. ALMONY gets 10 hands down .I am a Deputy Chief with 35 years in ES in Moore County and this is one of the BEST Dr.s I have used.
- robert f
I was so impressed by Dr.Almony and his staff. They offered me a much more attractive and affordable option to my initial referral. Following my procedure, they closely monitored my progress and offered frequent reassurance. I would recommend this office to anyone requiring their services. I was also pleased by the faith I saw displayed throughout the office-in the décor and scripture, the music playing prior to my procedure and in the integrity/actions of Dr.Almony and his staff. To God be the glory!
- Chastina B
I had a lot done in my first oral surgery and Dr. Almony and his staff made me feel comfortable throughout the process. I had an issue with one of my stitches not dissolving fully, and I thought that the stitch was a bone fragment or something of that sort, the normal post-surgery concerns. I called the office and they had my come in right away to see Dr. Almony about the issue. He obviously discovered that it was a stitch, not a bone fragment, and corrected the issue. I am in need of additional surgeries and Dr. Almony is my first choice for any additional work.
- Amanda S
They were very nice. Had good patients with me. They were very quick and had very little pain. Great job.!Thanks
- Tamekia T
- Bret H