Dental Implants in Winston-Salem, NC

What Is a Dental Implant? before and after dental implants winston salem nc

A dental implant is a long-term replacement tooth root used for a single missing tooth or several missing teeth. Dental implants stimulate natural teeth in their function, appearance, comfort, and structure. Because they're held in place by bone, they are comfortable and immovable. At Benton & Nelson DDS, we only use the strongest, most aesthetic materials to create high-quality replacement teeth. 

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Unlike dentures and partials, dental implants are placed in your mouth and restore your natural function and comfort for chewing and speaking. Your dentist also customizes your dental implants to match your adjacent teeth. 

Here are some of the benefits of dental implants:

  • Success rate of over 95 percent
  • A long-term tooth replacement
  • Secure and immobile
  • Easy to maintain and clean, just like natural teeth 
  • Aesthetic and custom-made for your unique smile 
  • Resistant to cavities 
  • Protects adjacent teeth 
  • Stimulates jawbone and promotes bone health 

What Is the Dental Implant Process?

There are a few different stages to the dental implant process:

Dental Examination 

Drs. Benton or Nelson will perform a thorough dental exam to determine if you would benefit from dental implants. 

X-Ray Evaluation 

We will carefully examine your mouth using digital x-rays to help us see your teeth, tooth roots, bone, and other oral structures. 

Implant Procedure

Depending on your circumstances, we will modify the procedure:

  • If you have a failing tooth, we'll numb your mouth, remove the toot, and perform bone grafting to secure the implant. 
  • After the healing process, we will place the dental implant. 
  • We send a mold of the replacement tooth to a Winston-Salem-based dental laboratory technician.
  • When the replacement tooth is complete and back from the lab, we attach it to the implant. 
  • Your new dental implanted tooth is ready to use for chewing and smiling!

Modern, Pain-Free Numbing Techniques

Are you nervous about getting a dental implant? Our team is experts at helping ease nerves and making dental visits as comfortable as possible!

During any treatment, Drs. Nelson and Benton pride themselves on using state-of-the-art techniques to deliver painless numbing. We utilize the latest and most effective methods for anesthesia.  

Calming Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

For patients with anxiety, nitrous oxide or "laughing gas" will help eliminate nervousness and promote a more calm, tranquil state of mind.

Stress-Free Sedation Dentistry  

Dr. Nelson is one of the only general dentists in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad area who is trained and licensed in all forms of sedation dentistry. We always give patients the option to choose dental sedation during their procedures to guarantee a stress-free experience. In fact, most patients say that going to the dentist has never been easier and that they have no memory of the procedure at all!

How Much Does a Dental Implant Cost? before and after dental implants from benton and nelson dds

Each dental implant procedure cost varies based on the patient's needs. However, we can speak with you in more detail regarding costs after your consultation. 

Dental insurance typically covers dental implants, and we provide 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.

We also offer financing plans that allow you to fit your needs into your budget.

Finally, our dental office offers discounts to patients without dental insurance or for those who prefer to pay in cash. 

Call Us About Dental Implants in Winston-Salem

Are you ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Benton or Dr. Nelson at our Winston-Salem dental office? After careful evaluation, diagnosis, and planning, our doctors will explain all treatment options. We can help you determine if a dental implant is the best choice. 

We look forward to helping you smile!