Dental Implants Serving Greensboro, High Point, and Winston-Salem

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants have become a major advancement in replacing missing teeth, protecting oral health, and enhancing smiles. Advanced implant technology delivers the closest resemblance to one of your own natural teeth.

An implant is made of a titanium fixture, abutment, and crown. The fixture acts as a tooth root and goes through a process called osseointegration which allows the titanium to integrate with your jawbone, adding maximum durability and support for your restoration.

After the gums have healed after placing the implant, the natural-looking, restoration will be attached to the abutment and blend seamlessly with your smile. You’ll be able to eat, speak, and smile with confidence again without worrying about your teeth.

This video shows you how a dental implant substitutes the root structure of a missing rear tooth, along with the placement of a special healing cap to promote the best result for the final tooth replacement.

Our Dental Implant Solutions
Which Treatment Fits You Best?

At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, we want our patients to fully understand all their options when seeking restorative treatment. Explore our different dental implant solutions and see which treatment sounds most fitting for you.

Dentures

Denture Implants

Have you been living with traditional dentures and can’t quite keep them snug in your mouth while you eat or speak? Implant-retained dentures have become a major advancement in tooth replacement options as they can replace a complete upper and lower jaw. Learn more about this durable solution and how it can improve the comfort of your dentures.

Immediate_Load_Implants

Immediate Load Implants

Are you looking to restore your smile in just one day with dental implants? Immediate load implants allow Drs. Keith and Dan Macdonald and Dr. Whaley to place an implant and temporary restoration all in one day. There’s no need to wait for weeks or even months for it to heal. See if you qualify by scheduling a consultation.

Bridges

Permanent Bridge

A full-arch implant bridge is a great option for patients who are missing multiple teeth close together, but still obtain healthy teeth on both sides of the gap. That way two implants can be placed with the support of your natural teeth.

Mini_Implants

Mini Dental Implants

Just as its name implies, mini dental implants are just a smaller version of traditional implants. However, with mini dental implants, not as much bone is needed to be successful. It’s a great option for patients who have suffered greater bone resorption and don’t qualify for a regular-sized implant.

Preliminary Treatments
Preparation for a Successful Implant

Some patients who want to restore their smiles with dental implants may not be able to automatically undergo the treatment process due to oral health issues. Oftentimes, a supplemental procedure can help these patients regain their oral health and prepare them for a successful implant.

At Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, we want to help anyone who is looking to invest in dental implants to be able to receive them. We offer bone grafting and tooth extraction with immediate replacement to improve our patients’ health.

Extraction Immediate Replacement

Teeth that are infected or decayed will need to be removed before they’re able to receive implants. Luckily, we can extract a tooth and place an implant fixture all in the same day with our immediate replacement procedure.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a procedure that helps rebuild lost jawbone. When people suffer from tooth loss, their jaw begins to weaken because their tooth root is no longer there to stimulate it. Bone grafts are taken, typically from another part of the patient’s body, and placed in the jawbone so it can regenerate.

Choosing an Implant Provider
98% Success Rate on over 1200 Dental Implants

Here at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, we achieve a 98% success rate on over 1200 dental implant placements– which far surpasses the industry standard of 95%. We continue to restore smiles with our attractive, long-lasting, comfortable dental implant solutions and are we’re always eager to work with patients to cater to their individual goals.

With a dedicated team, we continue to prove to our patients in Greensboro, High Point, Winston-Salem, and surrounding areas that we deliver unmatchable dental implant results.

Dr. Keith Macdonald is an active member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), the world’s largest provider of continuing dental implant education. Our patients trust his work and know that when they need to restore their smile, he’s the one to see.

Dr. Daniel has also received a Fellowship at the Triangle Dental Institute for Implant Dentistry where he a completed over 200 hours of implant training. He also loves to travel to learn new techniques and tips about implantology from dentists around the world.

Our combined skills, knowledge, and commitment shines through in our work, which is why many patients visit Triad for their restorative treatment.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the best candidates for dental implants?

The best candidates for dental implants are patients who have one or more missing teeth, have good overall oral health, and sufficient bone density. Even though these are requirements going into the surgery, we can help you get there with procedures such as a bone graft to improve bone density or root planing and scaling to improve gum health. 

If you’re interested in completing your smile, we have several options for you. Schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable dentists by calling (336) 434-3186. During the consultation, we’ll examine your oral health and discuss your options.

Can I remove hybrid dentures for cleaning?

No, hybrid dentures are fixed to implants and don’t need to be removed for cleaning. Just clean them like you would clean your natural teeth by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and rinsing between meals. 

Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid scratching the prosthetic. When you visit Triad Cosmetic Dentistry for checkups, we can remove them and give them a thorough cleanse. Hybrid dentures should only be removed by a qualified dentist.

Are immediate loading dental implants functional?

Yes — after a few days of recovery, patients are advised to return to their normal diet. This helps to stimulate bone growth and increases the success rate of the implant. Patients who follow this advice and other aftercare instructions by your trusted dentist at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry have a higher rate of success and are less likely to experience implant failure. 

If you have any issues with your immediate loading dental implant, schedule an appointment right away by calling (336) 434-3186. We’ll examine your gums and teeth and determine the best course of action to remedy the situation.

Is the procedure for a mini dental implant painful?

No. Prior to the procedure, one of our esteemed dentists will apply a local anesthetic and you won’t feel any pain. Patients report feeling little to no discomfort following the procedure. 

Any pain can be managed with a cold compress and over-the-counter medications such as Ibuprofen. In the event that you experience significant pain that can’t be managed with over-the-counter remedies, contact our office right away and we’ll determine the best way to manage your pain.

What’s the recovery like following a mini dental implant procedure?

The mini dental implant procedure is minimally invasive and therefore the recovery period is much shorter than it is for traditional implants. You should be able to return to work the following day. Swelling usually diminishes after 48 hours and within five to seven days your gums should be close to or fully healed. 

In addition to following any aftercare guidelines recommended by your trusted dentist at Triad Cosmetic Dentistry, you’ll want to stick to a soft, cool diet, avoid smoking, refrain from using straws, and take medication as prescribed. In addition to following your regular oral hygiene routine of brushing twice daily, you’ll also want to rinse four times per day with salt water. Be extra careful around the mini implants and be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush.

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