Dental Implants Charlotte NC

Dental Implants Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of dental implants, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to dental implants are discussed.

Dental Implants Presentation

What Are Dental Implants?

A natural tooth consists of a root and a crown. If you compare natural teeth to implant-supported replacement teeth, you’ll see they have the same basic parts. Both have a crown (the visible part used to chew food). Both have a root that holds the tooth securely under the gum and is anchored into the jaw. The difference is that the implant is made of titanium – the same time-tested material used by surgeons for artificial joints. When you lose a tooth, you lose both the root and the crown. To replace the tooth, the surgeon first replaces the root with a small dental implant.

Time is allowed for bone to heal and grow around the dental implant. The bone bonds with the titanium, creating a strong foundation for artificial teeth.  A support post (abutment) is then placed on the implant and a new replacement tooth (crown) is placed on top of the abutment. In many cases a temporary replacement tooth can be attached to the implant immediately after it is placed. If all of your teeth are missing, a variety of treatment options are available to support the replacement teeth.

Take the Next Step to Replace Your Missing Teeth Today!

Fill out our Appointment Form or call our Charlotte office at SouthPark Periodontics & Implant Dentistry Phone Number 704-366-2774, our Waxhaw office at Union Periodontics & Implant Dentistry Phone Number 704-919-0454, or our our Fort Mill office at Fort Mill Periodontics & Implant Dentistry Phone Number 803-547-0304 if you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Drs. Offutt and Cockerham today!
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“Don’t be afraid to Smile.”

For years I’d felt like a part of my body was missing — because my teeth were. My dentist told me that dental implants would make me feel and look a lot better. OK, I said. Now, I’m thrilled. I can smile, eat anything, and enjoy a good laugh with my friends.

Surgical Advances

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Offutt and Dr. Cockerham is able to place single stage implants. These implants do not require a second procedure to uncover them, but do require a minimum of six weeks of healing time before artificial teeth are placed. There are even situations where the implant can be placed at the same time as the tooth extraction – further minimizing your number of surgical procedures.

Dental implant placement is a team effort between an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and a restorative dentist.  Dr. Offutt and Dr. Cockerham performs the actual implant surgery, initial tooth extractions, and bone grafting if necessary.  The restorative dentist (your dentist) fits and makes the permanent prosthesis. Your dentist will also make any temporary prosthesis needed during the implant process.

 

Recent Patient Testimonials

South Park Periodontics & Implant Dentistry

5 out of 5 stars based on 211 reviews.

Patient Review by June K

I loved my time in this office. The staff went out of their way to take care of me. I highly recommend them to anyone.

- June K

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Patient Review by Mike H

As always, I received painless treatment and great service. Everyone is very professional and friendly. Thanks!

- Mike H

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Patient Review by LaCreshia B

Wonderful and friendly staff . You guys rock felt right at home!

- LaCreshia B

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Patient Review by Celliar G

Great doctor!!! Does an excellent job. Very thankful for his bed side manners and kindness.

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Patient Review by Gloria W

Very friendly atmosphere. Nice office. Dr. Offuct was very friendly and thorough.

- Gloria W

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Patient Review by Nancy M

I appreciate everyone at the practice and couldn't be more pleased with my experience!

- Nancy M

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Patient Review by Brian B

Dr.Offut and his staff are first rate. They took excellent care of me.

- Brian B

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Patient Review by Karen H

Very friendly and felt so comfortable and not worried...very professional yet truly cared about patient! Thanks!

- Karen H

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Patient Review by Margaret m

I was very well please with the service I received

- Margaret m

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Patient Review by Ram Pendyala

Good scheduling. Comprehensive dental care. Upfront estimates and timely insurance filings

- Ram Pendyala

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Patient Review by Maya S

Nothing but a good experience.I have recommended Dr .Offutt to many friends.

- Maya S

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Patient Review by Daisy French

Excellent place, the staff is courteous and attentive.

- Daisy French

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Patient Review by Jennifer H

Everyone was very friendly and professional, and even though I am a very anxious patient, I felt much calmer after discussing the procedure. I did not feel at all rushed, and my questions were taken seriously and answered with care. I was very impressed by my initial visit.

- Jennifer H

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Patient Review by Jorge B

Doctor and Staff outstanding.

- Jorge B

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Patient Review by Kay R

Without hesitation, I would recommend South Park periodentistry center to anyone. From the moment of booking a consultation to the completion of surgery took less than ten days. All the team working there were excellent from the minute you walked through the door to leaving. Thank you for making what seemed a stressful experience into a non- stressful one.

- Kay R

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Patient Review by Chuck M

I initially envisioned having two teeth implanted to be an ordeal that would include expected pain and discomfort. Dr. Offutt and his staff truthfully made the process seem like a normal workout at my gym. They always gave me step-by-step progress information concerning the implants. The most impressive thing I encountered was their modern state-of-the-art equipment. Their 3-D x-ray machine resulted in precise placement of my implants in relation to my jaw structure and the end result was perfect. I always had complete confidence in Dr. Offutt's professional competence and I now have two (2) perfectly functioning implants. If I know anyone who wants a tooth implant, I'll surely recommend Dr. Offutt.

- Chuck M

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Patient Review by Art H

Very friendly and professional staff.

- Art H

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Patient Review by DEBORAH B

Top of the line care!

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Patient Review by Tony O

Felt very comfortable there

- Tony O

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Patient Review by Kimberly H

I could not have been happier with my treatment by Dr. Offutt and his staff today. I felt the doctor, as well as the hygienist, did an excellent job explaining what they were doing at all times. I will definitely continue my follow-ups with Dr. Offutt.

- Kimberly H

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Patient Review by Betty L

The staff was very professional and made me feel very welcome on my first visit to the office. I would like to thank everyone that I can face to face with.

- Betty L

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Patient Review by Sandy M

Really appreciate the honest approach to what can be expected. Your team is really pleasant and has a great customer service spirit as well.

- Sandy M

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Patient Review by Kim C

Awesome Service

- Kim C

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Patient Review by Johnnie H

The entire team was very professional and helpful.

- Johnnie H

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Patient Review by Awilda B

Doctor was very nice the whole team is professional and courteous

- Awilda B

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Patient Review by Cameron K

I am very happy with making the decision to see Dr. Cockerham. He explained everything very well and was more than helpful with getting me scheduled last minute. The staff was super friendly and was always trying to find a way to make my visit more pleasurable, even when it was for gum graft surgery!

- Cameron K

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Patient Review by Tricia V

I was expecting to have more pain when the anesthesia wore off. It is the next day and I am not taking any pain medication, did not fill the prescription and took less Tylenol and Ibuprophen than recommended. I had a good evening and the doctor and staff were excellent. Thank you for a great experience.

- Tricia V

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Patient Review by Tammy Z

Wonderful experience! Would recommend to everyone I know ! They are that awesome!

- Tammy Z

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Patient Review by Brian F

My first visit with Dr Offutt went very well. The staff at Southpark Periodontics are very friendly anf helpful.

- Brian F

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Patient Review by Dave M

I have been receiving periodontal care from Dr. Offutt for almost 10 years and have never had anything other than an excellent experience from him and the rest of the staff.

- Dave M

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Patient Review by Dennis S

I was on time for appointment and was taken rather quickly. The Dental Technician was helpful explaining what she was doing and gave a thorough explanation on maintenance between visits. The Doctor discussed with me and gave me the feeling of an old friend. His suggestions were great and professionalism showed through. Great visit.

- Dennis S

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Patient Review by Reece B

Glad to be a patient of yours.

- Reece B

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Patient Review by Lela J

I was referred to Dr. Offett by my dentist due to a possible gum infection at the site of my dental implant. As an added complication, I was leaving for an extended trip. Pam, the receptionist, got me an appointment immediately, as well as a follow-up appointment, both before I had to go out of town. Dr. Offett did an excellent job of correcting the damage and insuring that further problems did not occur. Everyone on the staff was professional and friendly. It's clear that the entire staff desires to provide top-quality care to their patients.

- Lela J

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Patient Review by Jane L

I have been a patient of Dr. Offutt for many years and feel I get the very best care. The staff is always very courteous and explains the equipment they are using and any treatment they are doing. I never have to wait long which is sometimes disappointing because the Office has a great selection of great magazines to read!

- Jane L

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Patient Review by Cornelia R

I have been a patient of Dr. Offutt for over 20 years and he is always friendly and suggests the best possible solution to your problem.

- Cornelia R

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Patient Review by Terri J

Dr. Offutt and his team are fantastic! I'm always pleased with the level of service I receive and with the professionalism of Dr. Offutt.

- Terri J

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Patient Review by Tammy Z

Wonderful experience could not thank everyone in the office enough! They were wonderful even getting numb was easy and painless!!!! I would recommend 100%

- Tammy Z

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Patient Review by Becky R

I was taken right in and seen right away. Doctor Cockerham and his assistant were very professional. They really seemed to care about me and tried to make me comfortable and pain free. I appreciate both of them.

- Becky R

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Patient Review by Justin A

Excellent patient care; peridontist managed several patients and procedures at once utilizing his staff in a positive manner (I really liked seeing the positive engagement between staff throughout the visit); everyone was very attentive and prompt with updates & communication

- Justin A

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Patient Review by Shepherd Campbell

5 star

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Patient Review by Dennis M

Very comforted by staff and Dr—very happy with Dr. 2nd procedure for extraction and gum treatment and eased my reservations to continue full treatment and maintenance.

- Dennis M

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Patient Review by Teresa M

I have been going here for many years. My teeth and gums were in really bad shape. He has done an awesome job!

- Teresa M

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Patient Review by Christopher T

Great atmosphere they made feel very comfortable and at ease which is so hard to accomplish in a dentists office.

- Christopher T

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Patient Review by Cindi A

You cannot find a better practice than this one! Everyone is friendly, professional and knowledgeable to all of your needs!

- Cindi A

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Patient Review by Kathy T

Every single person in the office was welcoming, informative, and very friendly.

- Kathy T

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Patient Review by Rebecca B

Every staff member was very helpful. The doctor was very caring and explained the procedure every step of the way. I highly recommend this practice for your needs.

- Rebecca B

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Patient Review by Christina G

Dr. Offutt was very thorough in checking the condition of my teeth and gums. He was patient and very congenial as was his staff.

- Christina G

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Patient Review by Lauren C

Super friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Staff extremely helpful and cheery.

- Lauren C

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Patient Review by Benjamin B

Thank you for making the procedure for my son pleasant.

- Benjamin B

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Patient Review by Rebecca B

Staff and doctors were very professional and friendly.

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