Dental Implants

Dental Implants

Dental Implants Chapel Hill NC

Dental implants are made to act as a foundation for replacement teeth that mimic natural teeth in appearance, feel, and function. The individual who has lost teeth is once again able to eat almost anything, and they can smile with assurance knowing that their facial features will be kept and that their teeth seem natural. Where teeth are missing, tiny titanium posts called implants are inserted into the jawbone. A sturdy base for artificial teeth is created when the bone and titanium connect. Dental implants can also assist maintain face shape by halting the bone loss that results from tooth loss.

The way people live is changing because to dental implants! With them, people are rediscovering their ability to eat, speak, laugh, and experience life in all its fullness.

Evaluation for Dental Implants

We require that you undergo a dental/radiographic examination, as well as a health history, if you decide, like many others, that implant dentistry is the best option for you. Your particular requirements and concerns will be addressed during these consultation sessions by either Dr. Lehmann or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon we have recommended. We value your questions and worries, and our staff will collaborate closely with you to ensure the success of your surgery.

Surgical Advances in Dental Implants

Dr. Lehmann can insert single stage implants thanks to the most recent developments in dental implant technology. Although these implants do not need to be exposed during a second treatment, they still need at least six weeks to recover before replacement teeth may be inserted. In certain cases, the implant can even be put in place at the same time as the tooth extraction, reducing the number of surgeries you need to have.

A periodontist and a restorative dentist work together to insert dental implants. The actual implant surgery, first tooth extractions, and bone grafting, if required, are all handled by Dr. Lehmann. The permanent prosthesis is fitted and created by the restorative dentist (your dentist). Any temporary prosthesis required throughout the implant process will be made by your dentist.

Dental Implant Procedure

Dental implants are metal anchors that replace missing tooth roots. They are inserted surgically into the jawbone. The implant is then fitted with tiny posts that stick out through the gums. These posts serve as secure anchoring for dental prosthetics.

The majority of patients require two surgical procedures for the installation of dental implants. In your jaw bone, dental implants are first inserted. The implants progressively bind with the jaw bone for the first three to six months after surgery while being hidden beneath the gum line. During this time, you should be able to eat soft foods and wear temporary dentures. Your restorative dentist also creates the final bridgework or denture at this time, which will ultimately enhance both function and appearance.

The second stage starts once the dental implant has fused to the jaw bone. The implants will be exposed by the surgeon, who will then fasten a little healing collar. The creation of your replacement teeth can then begin by Dr. Lehmann. There must be an impression made. The implants can then be attached to using posts or attachments. Then, the new teeth are created to cover the posts or attachments. Typically, the full process takes six to eight months. Most patients don’t have their daily lives interfered with in any way.

Are You Prepared to Reclaim Your Smile’s Confidence?

Dental implants can restore your smile by replacing missing teeth. Call us right now to make an appointment!

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Dental Anxiety and Phobia


Up to 75% of Americans have some level of dental phobia, and 20% choose not to get their teeth cleaned as a result. We want you to know that our top goal is making you feel safe and at ease while visiting our office. Dental phobias and anxieties can manifest in many different ways, and each person has different fears. Dental anxiety can range from minor to serious, and it frequently manifests as a generalized feeling of fear and dread when anticipating a forthcoming surgery.