• Dental Implants

    Single tooth implants that work.

    Smile Solutions Dentistry
  • Dental Implants

    Single tooth implants that work.

    Smile Solutions Dentistry

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Your Smile Solutions Advantage

Top-Rated Single Tooth Dental Implants

Smile Solutions Dentistry

Same Day Implants

During surgery your implants will always be placed the same day your tooth is removed if at all possible eliminating second unnecessary appointments.

Smile Solutions Dentistry

Customized Care

We take a custom approach for every patient and implant. There are no one size fit’s all when it comes to implants. A custom, detailed, highly planned implant and surgery makes for the best results!

Smile Solutions Dentistry

The Best Materials

At SSD we only use the BEST and strongest implants on the market to ensure the highest quality results. Not all implants are the same so do your research or it could cost in the end.

Smile Solutions Dentistry

Our Reviews

Having care at SSD is like being part of the family. We treat every patient with the highest possible care! See our reviews to see what our patients say about us.

Your Smile Solutions Advantage

Top-Rated Single Tooth Dental Implants

Smile Solutions Dentistry

Same Day Implants

During surgery your implants will always be placed the same day your tooth is removed if at all possible eliminating second unnecessary appointments.

Smile Solutions Dentistry

Customized Care

We take a custom approach for every patient and implant. There are no one size fit’s all when it comes to implants. A custom, detailed, highly planned implant and surgery makes for the best results!

Smile Solutions Dentistry

The Best Materials

At SSD we only use the BEST and strongest implants on the market to ensure the highest quality results. Not all implants are the same so do your research or it could cost in the end.

Smile Solutions Dentistry

Our Reviews

Having care at SSD is like being part of the family. We treat every patient with the highest possible care! See our reviews to see what our patients say about us.

Smile Solutions Dentistry

What are dental implants?

Dental Implants are fixtures that serve several purposes in the dental field. Primarily dental implants replace lost or missing teeth. Dental implants are the number one option to safely and effectively replace missing teeth with a natural and aesthetic “tooth-like” replacement. A dental implant looks, feels and acts just like a natural tooth.

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What are dental implants?

Dental Implants are fixtures that serve several purposes in the dental field. Primarily dental implants replace lost or missing teeth. Dental implants are the number one option to safely and effectively replace missing teeth with a natural and aesthetic “tooth-like” replacement. A dental implant looks, feels and acts just like a natural tooth.

Call: 704-456-9611

We make scheduling easy.

Smile Solutions Dentistry

Our Process

How It Works

STEP 1:

Removal of Existing Tooth

The first step in the process is to carefully remove the bad tooth while preserving the tooth “socket” as much as possible. Retained natural bone is the key to long term success. The doctors at Smile Solutions always plan our implants from the very beginning of treatment with the end in mind. Our Doctors have been trained to carefully extract teeth in a safe, quick, gentle and effective way that significantly reduces or completely eliminates a painful recovery.

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STEP 2:

Placement of Bone Graft

Bone grafts have revolutionized the preservation of bone to easily allow for the placement of an implant. We use only the best mineralized cortical/cancellous allograft material. The bone graft is carefully placed into the remaining tooth’s socket after all tooth, tooth roots, periodontal ligaments, and infection are removed. Bone grafting is 100% safe and an effective way to preserve and add bone to your maxilla/mandible. Next, a collagen membrane is carefully placed over the extraction site and bone graft to maintain integration of fast growing periosteum and other soft tissue (gums). Lastly, special slow resorbing Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) sutures are placed in a web matrix to maintain site closure.

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STEP 3:

Bone Graft Integration

Naturally, your body will heal and integrate the new bone graft in 3 months. Osteoblast and Osteoclast (bone building cells) will naturally breakdown and build new bone cell until the new graft is fully integrated in a safe and predictable way.

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STEP 4:

Day of Implant Placement

You can expect the surgery to take approximately 30 minutes to 1.25 hours for a single tooth implant. Our surgeons have carefully planned each step of the process to make this day as simple and stress-free as possible. Smile Solutions Doctors only use the highest quality dental implant products. With the combination of our detailed and precise process, and state-of-the-art equipment, we have a proven success rate of nearly 100%. The BEST part is that most patients are back to work the next day with little to no pain, enjoying life as if nothing had happened.

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STEP 5:

Getting Your Tooth

Once your implant has fully healed. Our specially trained doctors will restore your implant with your “tooth”. This is a quick and painless appointment that takes very little time. Now you get to enjoy your new “tooth” that looks, feels, and performs just like your natural tooth!

Smile Solutions Dentistry

Our Process

How It Works

STEP 1:

Removal of Existing Tooth

The first step in the process is to carefully remove the bad tooth while preserving the tooth “socket” as much as possible. Retained natural bone is the key to long term success. The doctors at Smile Solutions always plan our implants from the very beginning of treatment with the end in mind. Our Doctors have been trained to carefully extract teeth in a safe, quick, gentle and effective way that significantly reduces or completely eliminates a painful recovery.

STEP 2:

Placement of Bone Graft

Bone grafts have revolutionized the preservation of bone to easily allow for the placement of an implant. We use only the best mineralized cortical/cancellous allograft material. The bone graft is carefully placed into the remaining tooth’s socket after all tooth, tooth roots, periodontal ligaments, and infection are removed. Bone grafting is 100% safe and an effective way to preserve and add bone to your maxilla/mandible. Next, a collagen membrane is carefully placed over the extraction site and bone graft to maintain integration of fast growing periosteum and other soft tissue (gums). Lastly, special slow resorbing Polyglycolic Acid (PGA) sutures are placed in a web matrix to maintain site closure.

STEP 3:

Bone Graft Integration

Naturally, your body will heal and integrate the new bone graft in 3 months. Osteoblast and Osteoclast (bone building cells) will naturally breakdown and build new bone cell until the new graft is fully integrated in a safe and predictable way.

STEP 4:

Day of Implant Placement

You can expect the surgery to take approximately 30 minutes to 1.25 hours for a single tooth implant. Our surgeons have carefully planned each step of the process to make this day as simple and stress-free as possible. Smile Solutions Doctors only use the highest quality dental implant products. With the combination of our detailed and precise process, and state-of-the-art equipment, we have a proven success rate of nearly 100%. The BEST part is that most patients are back to work the next day with little to no pain, enjoying life as if nothing had happened.

STEP 5:

Getting Your Tooth

Once your implant has fully healed. Our specially trained doctors will restore your implant with your “tooth”. This is a quick and painless appointment that takes very little time. Now you get to enjoy your new “tooth” that looks, feels, and performs just like your natural tooth!

FAQ

Do implants hurt?

No, your dental implant should not hurt. If you have had a dental implant for several years your implant should have no pain associated with it. If you experience pain at this point you should seek a dental implant specialist immediately to ensure the implant safety and longevity.

A dental implant procedure is a very minor procedure that typically takes 1-2 hours (max). The procedure is minimally invasive and most of our patients experience very “mild” to “no” discomfort.

How long does it take to get your new tooth on the implant?

The time it takes to get a “tooth” on an implant can vary from patient to patient. Sometimes a “tooth” can be placed on a dental implant the same day as the extraction. At Smile Solutions Dentistry, we always try to place a tooth the same day as the procedure if at all possible. Especially on a front tooth. We do this to carefully preserve and shape your gums for the ultimate aesthetic result. Soft tissue (gums) management is the biggest reason for unhappy results, especially in a front tooth. In many cases it takes 2-3 months for an implant to integrate. Integration is a term Dentist’s use to describe your body’s bone attaching integrating directly to the body of the implant becoming an extension of your body. Once the implant has integrated it is now ready to receive its permanent “tooth”.

How long does an implant last?

If a dental implant has been planned for success, placed with extreme care and technique, and your surgeon has used the best implants, your implant should remain healthy for the remainder of your life. There are extenuating circumstances and special care needs to be taken to ensure your implant stays healthy. Just like natural teeth, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene, have routine cleanings, and brush and floss around your dental implant. One of the highest risks of post-operative complications occur due to improper care of the dental implant. Other factors like, Diabetes, immunocompromised patients (like HIV, Hepatitis, Osteoprosis), and head and neck radiation can impact the chances of success, but in no way will subject the implant to failure. The risk is still very low.

How do I know if I am a candidate for a Dental Implant?

If you are interested in dental implants you should first have a consultation with a specialist that is proficient at the surgical placement of implants. At Smile Solutions Dentistry, we offer FREE consultations to assess the health of your bone. Once we determine you are a candidate, the planning process begins to place and restore your custom “tooth.”.

Does an Oral Surgeon need to place my implant?

No. Dental Implants can be placed by any dentist that has specialized training to properly place and restore your implant. At Smile Solutions Dentistry we focus on the final “tooth” and always plan your implant for the best outcome. Planning is the most important step and we take extra precautions to ensure the BEST possible outcome. That is often done by proper planning from the day you have your tooth extracted. If your surgeon isn’t planning your implant from the beginning then you could be set up for failure and long-term complications.

FAQ

Do implants hurt?

No, your dental implant should not hurt. If you have had a dental implant for several years your implant should have no pain associated with it. If you experience pain at this point you should seek a dental implant specialist immediately to ensure the implant safety and longevity.

A dental implant procedure is a very minor procedure that typically takes 1-2 hours (max). The procedure is minimally invasive and most of our patients experience very “mild” to “no” discomfort.

How long does it take to get your new tooth on the implant?

The time it takes to get a “tooth” on an implant can vary from patient to patient. Sometimes a “tooth” can be placed on a dental implant the same day as the extraction. At Smile Solutions Dentistry, we always try to place a tooth the same day as the procedure if at all possible. Especially on a front tooth. We do this to carefully preserve and shape your gums for the ultimate aesthetic result. Soft tissue (gums) management is the biggest reason for unhappy results, especially in a front tooth. In many cases it takes 2-3 months for an implant to integrate. Integration is a term Dentist’s use to describe your body’s bone attaching integrating directly to the body of the implant becoming an extension of your body. Once the implant has integrated it is now ready to receive its permanent “tooth”.

How long does an implant last?

If a dental implant has been planned for success, placed with extreme care and technique, and your surgeon has used the best implants, your implant should remain healthy for the remainder of your life. There are extenuating circumstances and special care needs to be taken to ensure your implant stays healthy. Just like natural teeth, it’s important to maintain good oral hygiene, have routine cleanings, and brush and floss around your dental implant. One of the highest risks of post-operative complications occur due to improper care of the dental implant. Other factors like, Diabetes, immunocompromised patients (like HIV, Hepatitis, Osteoprosis), and head and neck radiation can impact the chances of success, but in no way will subject the implant to failure. The risk is still very low.

How do I know if I am a candidate for a Dental Implant?

If you are interested in dental implants you should first have a consultation with a specialist that is proficient at the surgical placement of implants. At Smile Solutions Dentistry, we offer FREE consultations to assess the health of your bone. Once we determine you are a candidate, the planning process begins to place and restore your custom “tooth.”.

Does an Oral Surgeon need to place my implant?

No. Dental Implants can be placed by any dentist that has specialized training to properly place and restore your implant. At Smile Solutions Dentistry we focus on the final “tooth” and always plan your implant for the best outcome. Planning is the most important step and we take extra precautions to ensure the BEST possible outcome. That is often done by proper planning from the day you have your tooth extracted. If your surgeon isn’t planning your implant from the beginning then you could be set up for failure and long-term complications.

The Nitty Gritty

The Details

Modern day implants are placed with specialized Titanium implants that often have a Zirconia substructure. Both materials are some of the hardest materials ever manufactured. These implants are carefully placed with a precisely located osteotomy. Bone density is measured during the entire procedure to enhance the exact measurement of implant torque. Implant torque is the most critical factor in ensuring the initial stability which also ensures the overall success of the implant. Torque values of 25-45 N-cm. Any less or more torque can increase early failures of your implant. Once your implant has been placed your body’s natural Osteoclast and Osteoblast will build and remodel bone physically attaching itself to your new implant. This process usually takes 2-3 months but very soft bone can take up to 4 months for full integration. Sometimes during a procedure, it is necessary for a bone graft to be placed in conjunction with an implant. A special mineralized, cortical-cancellous bone mixture with particle sizes from 0.25-1.0 mm is the ideal size to be placed around your implant. Demineralized bone should not be used since it does not enhance the osteo-integration of new bone cells. The high resorption rate of mineralized cortical allograft material creates quick bone growth compared to xenograft or other alternatives. Slow resorbing 3-0 Polyglycolic Acid sutures are the ideal suture for surgical stitches around an implant. If these details are utilized with a careful surgeon, the success rates of your implant will be enhanced.

The Negatives

Typically there are no obvious negatives to getting a dental implant. However, there are a few complications that can occur early on or years down the road. In general, the failure rate of a dental implant is 1/20 or 5% for normal healthy individuals. At Smile Solutions Dentistry our success rate is above 99%. Long-term complications can arise, but they are at a much lower risk. The number one complication for post-operative implant failure is residual dental cement around the tooth/crown. To combat that we, at SSD, always use a different technique that completely eliminates the need for cement. Your “tooth” will be secured and screwed into your implant with precise torques (35 N-cm) which eliminates problems and ever coming loose. Finally, your “tooth” should be cemented with a specific dental cement like Zinc Phosphate (ZOP) or another specialized cement to ensure it’s long-term health. Normal routine dental cement used for most modern tooth supported crowns should never be used to cement an implant supported crown because if it is not carefully placed it could greatly increase the risk of failure in the future.

The Nitty Gritty

The Details

Modern day implants are placed with specialized Titanium implants that often have a Zirconia substructure. Both materials are some of the hardest materials ever manufactured. These implants are carefully placed with a precisely located osteotomy. Bone density is measured during the entire procedure to enhance the exact measurement of implant torque. Implant torque is the most critical factor in ensuring the initial stability which also ensures the overall success of the implant. Torque values of 25-45 N-cm. Any less or more torque can increase early failures of your implant. Once your implant has been placed your body’s natural Osteoclast and Osteoblast will build and remodel bone physically attaching itself to your new implant. This process usually takes 2-3 months but very soft bone can take up to 4 months for full integration. Sometimes during a procedure, it is necessary for a bone graft to be placed in conjunction with an implant. A special mineralized, cortical-cancellous bone mixture with particle sizes from 0.25-1.0 mm is the ideal size to be placed around your implant. Demineralized bone should not be used since it does not enhance the osteo-integration of new bone cells. The high resorption rate of mineralized cortical allograft material creates quick bone growth compared to xenograft or other alternatives. Slow resorbing 3-0 Polyglycolic Acid sutures are the ideal suture for surgical stitches around an implant. If these details are utilized with a careful surgeon, the success rates of your implant will be enhanced.

The Negatives

Typically there are no obvious negatives to getting a dental implant. However, there are a few complications that can occur early on or years down the road. In general, the failure rate of a dental implant is 1/20 or 5% for normal healthy individuals. At Smile Solutions Dentistry our success rate is above 99%. Long-term complications can arise, but they are at a much lower risk. The number one complication for post-operative implant failure is residual dental cement around the tooth/crown. To combat that we, at SSD, always use a different technique that completely eliminates the need for cement. Your “tooth” will be secured and screwed into your implant with precise torques (35 N-cm) which eliminates problems and ever coming loose. Finally, your “tooth” should be cemented with a specific dental cement like Zinc Phosphate (ZOP) or another specialized cement to ensure it’s long-term health. Normal routine dental cement used for most modern tooth supported crowns should never be used to cement an implant supported crown because if it is not carefully placed it could greatly increase the risk of failure in the future.

The Smile Solution’s Advantage

At Smile Solutions Dentistry in Harrisburg, NC our dentists are well equipped to carefully handle your dental implant needs. Oftentimes, the Doctors can even place an implant the exact same day as they extract your tooth. This procedure reduces the time it takes to get a “tooth” by 2-6 months and also eliminates multiple surgical procedures. Dr. Miller has perfected his techniques to make injections and even the entire implant procedure simple, easy with minimal discomfort. People routinely say the pain after an implant procedure was mild and nothing like what they expected. Call to schedule your free Implant Consultation today!

The Smile Solution’s Advantage

At Smile Solutions Dentistry in Harrisburg, NC our dentists are well equipped to carefully handle your dental implant needs. Oftentimes, the Doctors can even place an implant the exact same day as they extract your tooth. This procedure reduces the time it takes to get a “tooth” by 2-6 months and also eliminates multiple surgical procedures. Dr. Miller has perfected his techniques to make injections and even the entire implant procedure simple, easy with minimal discomfort. People routinely say the pain after an implant procedure was mild and nothing like what they expected. Call to schedule your free Implant Consultation today!

Smile Solutions Dentistry

Thank you so much for the great care you have given me with my dental work. You have all been great to follow up with me and provide the extra care that I’ve needed with all the dry sockets!

Cheryl

Harrisburg’s Best
Single Tooth
Dental Implant Care

Your dental experience is optimized in a stress-free environment with a team that truly cares.

Harrisburg’s Best
Single Tooth
Dental Implant
Care

Your dental experience is optimized in a stress-free environment with a team that truly cares.

Your Smile Solution Can Start Today

Your Smile Solution Can Start Today

704-456-9611

4291 School House Commons
Harrisburg, NC 28075

704-456-9611

4291 School House Commons
Harrisburg, NC 28075

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