Dental Implants


Dental Implants

Dental implants are changing the way our patients live. Whether you have lost a tooth due to decay, injury, or other dental issues, implants provide a permanent and natural-looking solution to restore your smile and improve your oral function.

The Anatomy of a Dental Implant

There are three parts that make up a dental implant:

  • The fixture: The titanium screw that’s surgically placed into the patient’s jawbone to replace the original tooth root
  • The abutment: The small connector piece that attaches to the implant, ensuring a solid foundation for the crown
  • The crown: The visible part of the dental implant, which is custom-designed to match your natural teeth

Collectively, these components work together to create a prosthesis that closely replicates the function and appearance of a natural tooth. The implant fixture provides stability and support by integrating with the jawbone, while the abutment and crown restore the visible portion of the tooth, allowing for proper aesthetics, biting, and chewing functionality.

What to Expect During Treatment

The surgical placement of the implant fixture is performed under local anesthesia, where the fixture is inserted into the bone. Over the next twelve weeks, osseointegration occurs, allowing the implant to integrate (grow) into the bone.

Following osseointegration and gum healing, a digital scan or impression is completed to create models for making your permanent tooth replacement. Follow-ups on your implant will be carried out at your regular prophylaxis (cleaning) visits.

Reasons We May Recommend Implants

Besides missing teeth, we may recommend dental implants as a treatment option for the following scenarios

  • Improved function
  • Preservation of jawbone health
  • Enhanced aesthetics
  • Stability and durability
  • Adjacent tooth preservation
  • Restoration of bite alignment
  • Improved speech

Are You Interested in Dental Implants in Concord, NC?

Dental implants are a cost-effective restorative solution that can last a lifetime with the proper care. Schedule a consultation at Zsambeky, Chaney, & Associates today to see if they’re right for you!

Unlock Your Smile's Potential: A Comprehensive Guide to Dental Implants in Concord

Are you tired of hiding your smile because of missing teeth? Do you want to regain the confidence that comes with a full, healthy smile? If so, dental implants might be the solution you've been waiting for. At Zsambeky, Chaney & Associates, led by the renowned Dr. Jonathan Zsambeky, we specialize in providing top-notch dental implant services in Concord, NC. Here are some frequently asked questions to help you understand more about this transformative procedure.

What are dental implants?

Dental implants are a revolutionary solution for missing teeth. They are small titanium posts that are surgically placed into the jawbone where teeth are missing. These metal anchors act as tooth root substitutes and, over time, the bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth. Dental implants can replace a single tooth, several teeth, or all of your teeth, offering a more natural alternative to dentures or bridgework.

Why should I consider dental implants?

Dental implants offer numerous benefits that other tooth replacement options simply can't match. First, they look, feel, and function like natural teeth, providing a comfortable fit with no slippage or movement. Secondly, they help preserve facial structure, preventing bone loss in the jaw, which is a common issue for people with missing teeth. Lastly, dental implants have a proven track record for reliability and longevity, making them a cost-effective, long-term solution for tooth replacement.

Am I a good candidate for dental implants?

Most people with good general and oral health are excellent candidates for dental implants. Key requirements include having enough bone in the jaw to support the implant, and healthy gums free from periodontal disease. However, certain medical conditions and lifestyle habits may affect your eligibility. During your consultation at Zsambeky, Chaney & Associates, Dr. Zsambeky will evaluate your dental and medical history to determine if dental implants are the right choice for you.

What can I expect during the dental implant process?

The dental implant process involves several stages and can take a few months to complete. Initially, the implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. After the implant is placed, a healing period of several months is needed for the bone to bond with the implant. Once healed, a small post, called an abutment, is attached to the implant, which will hold the new tooth. Finally, a custom-made crown is attached to the abutment, completing the restoration.

At Zsambeky, Chaney & Associates, we understand that every patient's case is unique, and we tailor the treatment plan to meet your specific needs. Our team is committed to providing a comfortable and stress-free experience, and we will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring you are fully informed and confident in your decision.

what our patients say

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- Ann F.

“Dentists and staff are always friendly and professional. The dental care I get here is superb. In over twenty years of being a patient, my experiences have always been great!”

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- Virginia C.

“This team keeps you laughing while they take care of your dental needs, which can sometimes be a dreaded experience. I am greeted by my first name when I enter and I don’t have to wait long in the lobby. The office staff helps me plan more complex visits in conjunction with my insurance and what is doable for me.”

- Derek F.


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