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    Straighter teeth can make a world of difference, boosting your confidence and self-esteem. Want to learn more? Give us a call.

Dental care | Waynesville, NC | Blue Ridge Dental | 828-452-6900

Eat your favorite foods again with our dental implants

For many people, getting dentures is simply a part of getting older. If you're at this stage in your life, you can turn to Dr. Kenneth Guess for comfortable and affordable dental implants. We use the 3M Denture Attachment System, which allows you to easily snap your dentures in and out, without the use of messy and burdensome pastes.

What are Mini Dental Implants?

The Mini Dental Implant System is a miniature titanium implant that acts like the root of your tooth and a retaining fixture that is incorporated into the base of your denture. It is an artificial tooth root made out of Titanium that enables a patient to have the look and feel of natural teeth. The head of the implant is shaped like a ball, and the retaining fixture acts like a socket that contains a rubber O-ring.

The implant is small and appears to a layperson to be a miniature “screw” that is surgically placed into the jawbone – serving as an artificial tooth root – which then supports a restoration such as a crown, bridge, or denture, allowing patients to have the look and feel of natural teeth. It is typically made of titanium which is a material that is well accepted by the body; over time the patient's bone connects to the titanium. There are various system and numerous types of implants with different lengths and diameters that are available. Appropriate implants will be selected by your dentist according to your treatment plan.

Am I a candidate for Dental Implants?

Your dentist will be able to determine if there are any concerns for you to have dental implants placed by conducting an exam in his/her office to check the general condition of your teeth. An x-rays will help them to evaluate and determine whether or not implants are needed. There are several different types of implants and restorations available, your dentist will depend their choice base on the amount of bone available, your general health and restoration preference. Also, your dentist will take considerations of factors like smoking, drinking and existing health conditions, such as diabetes.

Learn about our dental implant attachment system

You can have your dentures implanted in a single day. The entire procedure takes about two hours. Our patients are often eating normally the next day. And of course, should you experience any discomfort, we're happy to make an adjustment so that you can enjoy your new smile in comfort. Best of all, 3M dental implants cost a fraction of the cost of traditional full-size implants. Call us today or click here to learn more.


  • Do you have adjacent teeth that are not compromised
  • Prevents bone loss and preserves facial appearance
  • Can be more cost effective in the long term
  • Improves confidence - looks and feels like a natural tooth
  • Can be a permanent, lifetime solution
  • Easier to clean and maintain than alternatives
  • You can chew and enjoy a wider range of foods
  • If you wear dentures, securing them on implants is proven to improve your health

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