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Many people say that a good smile is the key to confidence. In many cases, this is true. However, just because you have missing teeth doesn't mean that you should hide your happiness. There is a solution that can help restore your self esteem and they are known in the dental world as implants.

According to the American Dental Association, they are a well-known way of replacing missing teeth. If you think that implants are going to look artificial or out of place, think again. They are designed to look and feel exactly like your own teeth.

Implants are crafted using titanium and other materials that are not going to harm the human body. Most of the time, they are placed in a person's mouth over three phases. During the first, posts are surgically placed in the upper and lower jaw.

During the second period, your family dentist will tell you that the bone surrounding the implant is going to heal during what is called osseointegration. Finally, an experienced dental professional will secure your artificial tooth.

Although the process may seem complicated, it really is not as confusing as it may appear, especially when you make an appointment with a trusted Raleigh dentist like Dr. Thomas Cooke. He and his other staff members will take the time to make you feel comfortable.

Very few people actually enjoy having any procedure done on their pearly whites. However, these treatments can be a lot more tolerable when you feel comfortable. The experts and rest of the staff at Dr. Cooke's office don't care how long it's been since your last appointment. They won't judge you or make you feel bad, but rather will welcome you with open arms.