Dental Implants Concord, NC

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.


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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.

Surgical Advances in Dental Implants

Using the most recent advances in dental implant technology, Dr. Comiskey 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. Comiskey 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.

“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.

Are You Ready to Upgrade Your Smile?

Contact us with any questions or to schedule an appointment to reclaim your smile today!

Call us: 704-785-8060

Comiskey Oral Surgery

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I think Dr. Comiskey is wonderful. His staff is kind and knowledgeable. There is very little wait time and everyone is very professional. I will recommend this office to anyone who needs an Oral Surgeon.

- Amy S

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Dr. Comisky and his staff are wonderful. He extracted a wisdom tooth for me in the past and although that is never fun, I was delighted with his care. He was so understanding of my dental phobia and even called to check on me. Recently I suffered a broken tooth and had to see another provider elsewhere unexpectedly— it was definitely not the same level of quality care. I am glad to be back with Dr. Comisky now for an implant, and cannot recommend him highly enough.

- Rebecca R

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Very friendly and concerned staff. I was very impressed with the entire process.

- Thomas S

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