Benton & Nelson DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Dental Implants

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You can find answers to some common questions below. Feel free to call us at (336) 760-1277 if you have a question that isn't listed here!

Dental Implants

Dental Implants in Winston Salem

If you are curious about the costs, maintenance, and more information about Dental Implants then visit our dental implants service page.

Our office accepts and files all dental insurance policies. 

Our office provides excellent care at an affordable price. We accept and file all dental insurance policies and will fight on your behalf so that you receive the maximum benefit.

Financial plans are available. 

We offer in-office 6-month interest free financing plans and third-party 3-year financing plans that allow you to fit your needs into your budget.

Discounts for patients without dental insurance (cash pay). 

We also offer discounts to patients without dental insurance or for those who prefer to pay in cash. 

You could benefit from dental implants if any of the following applies to you:

  • One or more missing teeth
  • Tired of keeping up with partial dentures
  • Trouble chewing food due to missing teeth
  • Failing dental bridge

Schedule a consultation! 

Schedule a consultation with Drs. Benton or Nelson at our Winston-Salem office. All treatment options will be explained to you after careful evaluation, diagnosis, and planning. 

Decide if a dental implant is the best choice for you. 

Our doctors will listen to your goals and customize a plan that fits your needs, budget, and lifestyle. After hearing all of your options, you can decide if a dental implant, or alternative treatment option, is best for you. 

Please visit our page on dental implants to learn more! 

Our office dental implant fees:

The fee for a dental implant at our office is $1838.  After your dental implant is placed, you will likely require a dental implant abutment to attach a dental crown to your new implant.  Some patients may require a dental extraction or bone graft prior to the procedure.  

Dental Implant: $1838
Dental Implant Crown: $1258
Custom Implant Abutment: $861

Dental Bone Graft: $368
Simple Dental Extraction: $164

A dental implant is a small screw that is supported by your jaw bone, similar to how the roots of your natural teeth are supported by your bone.  

What is a dental implant used for?

A dental implant is a treatment to permanently replace a missing tooth or missing teeth or to make dentures more secure.


Dental examination: 

  • During a dental exam, Drs. Benton or Nelson will determine whether you would benefit from dental implants.

X-ray evaluation: 

Our doctors will carefully examine your teeth and x-rays. Only the latest, low-dose diagnostic tools will be used to evaluate your specific situation.

The dental implant procedure is modified to your circumstances:

  • If you have a failing tooth, then the tooth will be removed and bone grafted.
  • After a healing process, the dental implant will be placed.
  • A mold is then made so that the replacement tooth can be fabricated by an excellent Winston-Salem based dental laboratory technician.
  • The replacement tooth is attached to the implant in a painless process that does not require numbing.
  • The dental implant tooth can then be used to bite, eat your normal foods, and smile!

Are you looking to replace a missing tooth in Winston Salem?  Or maybe to help make your dentures fit more securely? There are many reasons why dental implants might be the best treatment option for you!

High success rate. 

Dental implants have a very high success rate of over 95%.

Permanent tooth replacement.

Dental implants are a permanent restoration for single to multiple teeth.

Won’t come out. 

Dental implants will not come out when eating or talking.

You can chew again.

You can chew anything with your dental implant that you can with natural teeth.

Maintain them just like your natural teeth. 

Dental implants require brushing and flossing, just like you would take care of your natural teeth. 

Very esthetic. 

The crown (the part that is visible in the mouth) is made of the same tooth-colored material that dentists use for crowns or veneers and will match your natural teeth.

Can’t get cavities. 

Dental implants are made of high-quality materials that cannot get dental decay.

Protect adjacent tooth structures. 

Dental implants prevent the recession of natural bone and gum tissue.

Don’t need to treat adjacent teeth. 

Unlike dental bridges, dental implants don’t require modifications or treatment to your adjacent teeth.

Call us at (336) 760-1277 to schedule your next appointment.
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