Welcome to North Carolina Implants and Periodontics Modern Care in a Modern Setting
Our dental practice in Raleigh specializes in periodontology, or periodontics. This field of dentistry focuses on treating issues of the gums, jaw, and other oral structures that support the teeth. The treatments we offer go beyond "quick fixes" to deliver precise, lasting results for complex issues. Undergoing care with us can give you a fresh start with excellent health, a strong bite, and a beautiful smile.
Patients of our practice can receive personalized care for common dental issues like tooth loss and gum disease. We aim to balance the art and science of dentistry to produce results that are both highly effective and natural-looking. Our periodontist, Thiago Morelli, makes use of state-of-the-art tools and technologies, including LANAP®, a revolutionary FDA-approved laser treatment for gum disease that only certified practitioners can provide.
Our Office Location and Hours of Operation
We're located on Blue Ridge Road in Northwest Raleigh, NC, just minutes from UNC REX Hospital and the North Carolina Museum of Art. Our practice is fully accessible, and there is dedicated parking right outside our building. Feel free to give us a call if you need help finding our office before your appointment!
Meet Our Periodontist THIAGO MORELLI, DDS, MS
Dr. Thiago Morelli earned his doctorate in dental surgery from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. After discovering a passion for periodontology, he knew he was called to be more than a general dentist. Dr. Morelli completed an additional three years of advanced coursework in Periodontics at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before moving to North Carolina. He worked as a full-time professor in periodontics at UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He served as Director of the Periodontology and Implantology program at the same prestigious institution for five years. He continues to teach periodontology as an adjunct professor to this day.
Dr. Morelli is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Periodontology and a Fellow of the International Team of Implantology. These titles are given to dentists and periodontists who demonstrate an exceptional level of skill, a commitment to continuing education, and a track record of producing excellent results for patients. Dr. Morelli has received numerous awards throughout his time as a dental student, practicing dentist, and dental educator. He is the author of numerous academic publications intended to move the fields of periodontics and implant dentistry forward.
- American Academy of Osseointegration
- American Academy of Periodontology
- American Association of Dental Research
- American Dental Association
- International Association for Dental Research
- International Team for Implantology
- North Carolina Dental Association
- North Carolina Society of Periodontology
- Southern Academy of Periodontology
Ready to Work With a Specialist? Request a Periodontal Consultation
Dr. Morelli has established himself as a leading dentist and periodontist in the Triangle, and his reputation spreads even further. In fact, patients from as far away as New York visit Raleigh to work with him. If you'd like to receive the high-level periodontal care that patients are willing to travel hundreds of miles for, request a consultation at North Carolina Implants and Periodontics today.
Dr. Morelli will use his trained eye to assess your teeth and gums while listening to your concerns and learning about your treatment goals. He'll recommend the right periodontal solution for you and design a treatment strategy that gives you precise results and a healthy smile you'll be able to love for years to come.
Our Pledge to You
"Our mission is to provide high-quality personalized oral care to our patients in a friendly, safe, and comfortable environment."
Our Featured Services In Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry
Dental implants are the ultimate treatment for missing teeth because they are the only option for replacing teeth from root to crown. A dental implant is anchored in the jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. Implants fuse with the jaw in a process called osseointegration, allowing them to provide unmatched stability for custom-made restorations. Dental implants are also the only treatment that can prevent jaw atrophy after tooth loss. They can truly revitalize your dental function and appearance.
Some patients don't immediately qualify for implant-supported dentures due to low jawbone density, but All-on-4® implants can overcome this issue without the need for bone grafting. To place a traditional implant-supported denture, a dentist must anchor it to at least six dental implants. With All-on-4, the posterior implants are angled to maximize contact with the existing jaw tissue, allowing many patients to bypass preparatory bone grafting. If you've been told that an implant denture isn't right for you, reach out to our dentist to discuss All-on-4.
Unfortunately, even if a dentist or periodontist precisely executes each stage of implant placement, complications can still arise. One of the most common (though still rare) complications is peri-implantitis, in which the gum tissue surrounding an implant becomes infected and leads to bone loss around the implant. Rather than remove the implant and leave you with an incomplete smile, our periodontist can address the problem with LAPIP™. This FDA-approved laser gum procedure can target diseased tissue, only removing what is necessary, and even promote new bone growth, all without scalpels and sutures.
The symptoms of gum disease may not seem that serious, but they can quickly balloon into complex issues that ruin your oral health. If you notice any common signs of early gum disease, like gum sensitivity, swollen or red tissue, or bleeding gums, you can get ahead of the issue by making an appointment with our periodontist. He provides gentle care for early, moderate, and advanced gum disease that can relieve your discomfort, improve your oral health, and protect your whole-body wellness.
Many dentists who offer periodontal therapy for advanced gum disease use scalpels for treatment and sutures for recovery, but treatment with LANAP® is different. This FDA-approved gum therapy uses the PerioLase™ laser to target bacteria below the gumline. Dr. Morelli has the special training needed to provide this treatment. The LANAP protocol gently and effectively removes diseased gum tissue and promotes the regeneration of healthy gum tissue around the affected teeth. This treatment method is faster, more precise, more comfortable, and has a quicker recovery than the traditional method.
Our practice is not in-network for any dental insurance providers, but we'll be happy to file a claim on your behalf regardless. While this means you can expect to pay more than your regular co-pay, your benefits may still apply to your treatment. To learn what your out-of-pocket costs may look like, reach out to our team in Raleigh or be sure to ask Dr. Morelli during your consultation.
However, we don't want out-of-pocket expenses to come between our patients and the periodontal care they need, so we gladly accept multiple forms of financing. Our practice takes payments through CareCredit® and LendingClub®, both of which offer loans with little or no interest that are repayable in smaller monthly installments.
We also extend savings to our patients through in-house membership plans. These annual plans include coverage for a cleaning, exam, X-rays, and an oral cancer screening, as well as discounts on additional periodontal treatments. You'll even receive a 5% discount on your plan if you sign up with two or more family members.
High Praise From One of Our Happy Patients "Professional, friendly, one-of-a-kind service"
"From the moment I walked in the door… Very professional, super friendly, one-of-a-kind service… Made me feel like I was a family member… they went out of their way far and beyond to make me feel comfortable. I will suggest going here over any other dental office in the Raleigh area… Everyone greets with a smile, and honestly made me forget that I was there for dental work if I could give everybody a five star review from this office, I would… I wish this type of service was more common. Keep up the great work." Don Bruton- 5-Star Review