Dental Implant Services in Pinehurst Area

Our Dental Implant Services

Dr. Kuhn thoroughly explains the dental implant procedure and answers any questions you may have.

Minimally Invasive Full Dental Implant Services

Our Dental Implant ServicesA dental implant is an artificial tooth that is anchored into the jawbone to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants are used to support a crown, bridge or denture.
We provide full dental implant services. Whether you need a single tooth replaced, or all of them, we do the entire implant procedure right in our office.

A pioneer in dental implants and full-mouth reconstruction, Dr. David Kuhn began placing implants in the 1970s. We have been on the leading edge of implant, restorative and cosmetic dentistry since that time.

Experienced Dental Implant Services in the comfort of our office

Today, Dr. Ritt Kuhn handles dental implant placement for our patients. He is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Dental Implant Associates of North Carolina, and has been placing dental implants since 2006. Dr. Ritt Kuhn has completed advanced training in dental implant placement, including a year long mini residency in 2007 on implant placement and bone grafting.

We do all steps of the dental implant placement right in our office. This includes diagnostics and planning, 3D CT scans, extractions, placement of implants and the restoration (crown, bridge or dentures), and also includes follow-up visits and lifetime maintenance of the implants. And our friendly, professional team members make sure you are comfortable and well taken care of during the entire procedure.

$55 New Patient Special Offer: Exam X-rays & Consultation

new patient specialNew patients can take advantage of this special offer which includes a chance to discuss dental implants with one of our doctors.

  • Comprehensive oral exam
  • Panoramic X-ray
  • Full-mouth digital X-rays
  • Full series of digital photos
  • Extraoral head and neck exam
  • Oral cancer screening
  • Periodontal exam
  • Restorative exam (check for decay in existing crowns, fillings, bridges)
  • Check for bite alignment and TMJ issues
  • Get your questions answered

(A $331 Value)

To make an appointment, call 910.218.9699 or click here to request an appointment online.

Our Dental Implant Services

dental bridge supported by implants

Implant-supported bridges are used to replace multiple missing teeth in a row.

We provide:

Read about our Solutions for Missing Teeth.

Our procedure for placing your implants

Meticulous diagnostics

CT cone beam scanner

CT scans give us detailed 3D images for planning your implant surgery.

Your implant procedure will begin with a comprehensive oral exam and review of your medical and dental history. Any needed diagnostics are done, including X-rays, intraoral and extraoral photos and 3D CT scans.

Preparing your new teeth

Impressions are taken and sent to our trusted lab so that your restoration can be created. The lab we use makes quality restorations. They do beautiful work and we have been using them for over 40 years.

Virtual surgery with 3D technology

Dr. Kuhn plans the implant placement ahead of time using 3D implant planning software.

Dr. Kuhn plans the implant placement ahead of time using 3D implant planning software.

The CT scanner is used to scan detailed 3D images which are then fed into special implant planning software. Dr. Kuhn uses this implant planning software to virtually plan the surgery. He is able to work out ahead of time the exact angle and position in which to place the implant or implants. As a result, exploratory cutting of the gums is not necessary, making for a minimally invasive procedure.

We’ll make sure you’re comfortable

Your comfort is a top priority for us. If you feel anxious about your procedure, we offer oral and IV sedation, as well as NuCalm®, a new, revolutionary drug-free natural supplement to help you relax.

Gentle extractions

If extractions are needed, Dr. Kuhn can extract your teeth and, in most cases, can place your dental implants at the same time. Dr. Kuhn is very experienced at dental extractions and is very gentle.

Bone grafting and sinus lifts

If there is not sufficient bone to successfully support dental implants, Dr. Kuhn will perform a bone grafting procedure to augment the jawbone.

Some patients have sinuses that have expanded down into the area where an implant would be placed in the upper jaw. In these cases, we perform a procedure known as a sinus lift.

Learn more about Bone Grafting & Sinus Lifts.

Aesthetic, durable new teeth

After your implant or implants have been placed, you will receive a temporary restoration. Then after the implant site has fully healed, you will receive your beautiful and durable final restoration.

Success Story

dental implant - happy patientThe staff are warm, friendly and professional and very experienced. Every visit and treatment is steeped in a culture of excellence. I smile now without covering my mouth or being ashamed of my smile but more importantly, I know my dental health is 100% improved.”

—Anita

To make an appointment, call 910.218.9699 or click here to request an appointment online.