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Dental Implants in Chapel Hill

Tooth loss can take a toll on your dental and overall health, as well as your emotional well-being. At Brightside Family Dental, we offer implant restorations to give you your smile back and get your oral health back on track. We work with trusted specialists to plan your implant treatment, and the dental prosthesis we create are indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

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Unique Benefits of Dental Implants

Permanent, natural-looking dental prosthesis
Secure, stable tooth replacements
Prevent bone resorption after tooth loss
With proper care, implants can last a lifetime

Will a single tooth implant work for me?

Whether your tooth fell out due to decay or was knocked out in an accident, Dr. Mistry will assess your gums and surrounding teeth during a consultation to determine whether an implant is a good option for you. Candidates for dental implants must have sufficient jaw bone and tissue to support the artificial tooth root. If you located near Chapel Hill and Ferrington, and are a good candidate for implant surgery, Dr. Mistry will refer you to a nearby, trusted specialist to perform your placement procedure.

What can I expect during the implant process?

Single tooth dental implants are the most common type of implant. During this procedure, an implant specialist will surgically insert a small, titanium post into your gums and jaw. Once it heals, this post will act as an artificial tooth root. This ensures that your teeth don’t shift and you don’t suffer from bone loss, which are two common side effects of untreated missing teeth.

Once your implant heals and bonds with your jaw bone, Dr. Mistry will permanently attach your custom made dental crown to imitate the appearance of a natural tooth. Throughout the entire process, you can expect full communication between our team of experts and we will work tirelessly to ensure that the results of your treatment are strong, functional, and beautiful.

What is All-On-4?

All-On-4 is a type of full arch restoration used to treat the upper, lower, or both arches of teeth. Whether your teeth are missing due to an injury, gum disease, or severe decay, full arch dental implants are a permanent, natural-looking way to restore your smile. Full arch restorations involve the placement of 4-6 dental implants that are used to support a set of permanent replacement teeth and provide a secure hold, natural appearance, and increased comfort.

What are the advantages of dental implants? 

Dental implants are strong and durable because they are implanted into the jawbone, restoring the function as well as the appearance of your teeth. The biggest advantage of dental implants is that the implants fuse with your jawbone and stimulate the bone when you chew, which preserves bone health and prevents further bone loss, unlike any other tooth replacement.

Dental implants look and feel just like natural teeth to restore your confidence and give you the freedom to eat all of your favorite foods and live your life unimpeded by restrictions. Implants are secure and don’t shift around in your teeth unlike dentures, so you won’t deal with embarrassing moving teeth when you speak or eat.

They are also incredibly low maintenance. They look, feel, and function like real teeth and you clean them just like your real teeth too. In tooth restoration options like dental bridges, they need to use the surrounding teeth adjacent to the gap to secure the bridge. 

To do this, these abutment teeth need to be filed down and be fitted with crowns. Dental implants don't require the help of any surrounding teeth so drilling or shaving down of your natural teeth needs to be done. Most importantly, dental implants are a long-term solution that can last for a lifetime except for having your crown replaced.

What are the disadvantages of dental implants?

While dental implants are the only tooth restoration option that preserves bone health and restores the look and function of your teeth without shifting around, they come with disadvantages for those on a budget or looking for a quick fix.

Dental implants can be expensive. They require two minor oral surgeries that require local anesthetic, the insertion of an implant, an abutment, and a crown for the tooth restoration. This process takes multiple appointments, which can drive up costs, and crowns themselves can be costly, especially if you require additional surgery such as bone grafting.

The other downside of dental implants is that the process is very drawn out in comparison to dentures and dental bridges. While the actual healing time after surgery only takes a couple of weeks, it takes 3-6 months for the implant to fuse with the jawbone in a process called osseointegration.

While dental implants can be a life-long fix for missing teeth, they won’t give you that instant fix you may be looking for. The implant process takes a lot of patience and for good reason. Oral surgery and bone health are not something to take lightly, so enough time must be given to allow for healing, osseointegration, multiple incisions, and to create your tooth restoration.

Can Dental implants be done in one day?

Yes, it is possible to get same-day dental implants but they are not suitable for everyone. Same-day dental implants involve attaching your restored tooth to the implant immediately following the implant surgery so that you don’t have to wait for the healing and osseointegration process to be fully complete before restoring the appearance of your tooth.

This may be desirable for those replacing visible teeth in the front of their mouths. However, you must have adequate bone health and structure that can withstand the immediate load of a tooth. When opting for same-day dental implants, it is crucial that the patient strictly follows the recovery guidelines provided to them by Dr. Manish Mistry at Brightside Family Dental.

The ultimate success of the dental implant is dependent on the implant successfully fusing with the jawbone. Even a small shift can have big repercussions in the healing process. During this time, patients will still be restricted in what foods they can eat, how they can eat and should avoid smoking for successful implantation.

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anne w.

"I highly recommend Dr. Mistry! He is very thorough and knowledgeable! I recently had a root canal and was nervous about the procedure but Dr. Mistry did an excellent job! He took the time to make sure there was no pain and the healing process went smoothly. He also explained each part of the procedure in a way I was able to fully understand."

trecia j.

"Dr. Mistry was AWESOME. Usually, I am nervous about going to the dentist but he explained the procedure so that I could understand. I left there pain free. My sister Wendy Jarrell referred me and I am grateful.

On behalf of the Jarrell family... We thank you."

bill h.

"Dr. Mistry did a wonderful job on my teeth, particularly the work he did on a bridge on the left side. I would highly recommend him to anyone for your dental needs!"

"We have your entire well-being in mind, not just your teeth."
– Dr. Mistry

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