We work closely with patients who need dental implants to treat tooth loss and other oral conditions.
Dental implants take the place of the natural roots of teeth when a tooth is missing or has been extracted. They are placed into the jaw to hold a bridge, crown, or replacement tooth in place. You may find yourself in need of an implant if you have lost a tooth, whether due to an injury or an oral disease. Dental implants are effective for treating tooth loss because they remain firmly in place and function as normal teeth. If you have one placed in your jaw and a crown, bridge, or tooth placed over it, you should be able to chew like normal without losing any functionality.
At Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry, we work closely with patients in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area who need dental implants to treat tooth loss and other oral conditions. When you have lost a tooth for any reason, we can talk to you about this option and determine whether a dental implant is a good treatment option. From there, we’ll answer any questions you might have about the procedure and how the area will function after we finish. This process involves screwing a metal implant into the jawbone, which becomes permanently affixed for the crown, bridge, or replacement tooth that will go on top of it.
We recommend beginning the process to start placement of dental implants soon after the tooth loss has occurred to prevent bone loss at the site, which can decrease our ability to perform this procedure. When placing dental implants, we take precautions to ensure your comfort and safety, as well as a positive outcome that allows you to smile confidently and chew normally.
At Drs. Batten & Heath Family Dentistry, we can create dental implants for residents of Walkertown, Winston-Salem, Belews Creek, Kernersville, Walnut Cove, Stokesdale, Summerfield, Oak Ridge, and Wallburg, North Carolina.