20% Off Treatment Plans + Free Exam + X-rays through 6/30/22*

Advanced Tooth Replacement Dental Services Starting at $449*

Dentures. Dental Implants. Tooth Extractions.

 

  • Lower Fees
  • Fewer Visits
  • Appointments Available Immediately

Advanced Tooth Replacement Dental Services Starting at $449*

Dentures. Dental Implants. Tooth Extractions.

 

  • Lower Fees
  • Fewer Visits
  • Appointments Available Immediately

Advanced Tooth Replacement Dental Services Starting at $449*

Dentures. Dental Implants. Tooth Extractions.

 

  • Lower Fees
  • Fewer Visits
  • Appointments Available Immediately

Advanced Tooth Replacement Dental Services Starting at $449*

Dentures. Dental Implants. Tooth Extractions.

Lower Fees
Fewer Visits
Appointments Available Immediately

Advanced Tooth Replacement Dental Services Starting at $449*

Dentures. Dental Implants. Tooth Extractions.

 
Lower Fees
Fewer Visits
Appointments Available Immediately

Advanced Tooth Replacement Dental Services Starting at $449*

Dentures. Dental Implants. Tooth Extractions.

 
Lower Fees
Fewer Visits
Appointments Available Immediately

Premium Denture

Starting at

$449

(per arch)

Extractions

Starting at

$49

(per tooth with dentures)

Dental Implants

Starting at

$899

(attached to dentures)

These fees apply to patients with verified family incomes under $25,000. View our full fee schedule >>

*Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Local Start Dental does not provide cleanings or fillings at this time.

Local Start Dental is a brand new not-for-profit state-of-the-art and on-site denture fabrication clinic conveniently located in Durham, NC. We are completely focused on providing customized life-changing tooth replacement solutions in our “one stop shop,” saving you time and money.

We have developed a unique business model to provide best in class affordable denture solutions to our patients delivered by our compassionate, caring, trusted, surgically-trained, board-certified prosthodontists. The best part? Our sliding fee schedule ensures that people of all different socioeconomic positions can receive the best possible experience. Your dentures will fit well, last a long time and look great!

Local Start Dental

Specific Services Offered at Local Start:

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We provide treatment to both new denture wearers needing “immediate dentures” and those seeking replacement dentures and implants attached to dentures

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To ensure exceptional fit and function, dentures are custom made onsite using digital technology and FDA-approved materials

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3D CT Scans of your mouth and jawbone

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Removal of an unhealthy tooth or teeth and precise placement of the implant(s)

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A Certified Dental Technician is on staff to fabricate dentures and to provide adjustments

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Because we have an onsite lab, we require fewer visits; therefore, basic dentures can often be delivered in as few as two visits

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We also provide implants to support Removable Prostheses and Fixed “Permanent”

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Follow-up denture adjustments, relines and implant maintenance are provided to patients of record

Meet Our Dentists

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Our entire team exists to delight patients – this means treating patients like cherished family

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Our spacious clinic is a comfortable, clean, and welcoming environment

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Local Start’s dentists are specialists (Prosthodontists) with years of advanced clinical training

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They are compassionate and care greatly about their patients

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They also train and mentor UNC Adams School of Dentistry dental students and provide advanced clinical education

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All three of our providers completed surgical implant fellowships

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Delighting patients includes a dedication to safety, comfort, and cleanliness, including full COVID prevention procedures

Dr. Mahmoud Serag

Dr. Mahmoud Serag

DDS, MS, FACP // Clinical Director

Former Director of Prosthodontics,
East Carolina University of Dental Medicine
Board-certified Prosthodontist

Dr. Lauren McKay

Dr. Lauren McKay

DDS, PhD // Assistant Clinical Director & Clinical Prosthodontist

Assistant Professor,
UNC Adams School of Dentistry

Dr. Dana Keblawi

Dr. Dana Keblawi

DDS, MS, FACP // Clinical Prosthodontist

Former Clinical Associate Professor,
School of Dental Medicine,
State University of New York at Buffalo
Board-certified Prosthodontist

Financial Arrangements

Community Supported

Local Start Dental is community-supported and open to all adults 18 and older, regardless of financial status.

Insurance

Medicaid and VA benefits are welcomed! (Other insurance is not accepted, though an insured patient may file claims themselves).

Self Pay

For “self-pay” patients, the patient portion is due at the time of service, prior to starting treatment.

3rd Party Financing

We also offer flexible 3rd Party Financing options through Care Credit and Proceed Financial.

*WE DO NOT PROVIDE THESE SERVICES (BUT WILL GLADLY REFER PATIENTS TO OTHER DENTISTS): Routine hygiene visits, fillings (unless they are combined with tooth replacement services), root canals, non-emergency single tooth extractions and impacted wisdom teeth.

What treatment is right for me?

If you are wondering, “What types of treatment does Local Start Dental offer?”, “What treatment is best for me?”, or “What can I expect with my oral care ?,  you’ve come to the right place.

Local Start Dental treatment plans are customized based on your needs.

For your consideration we’d like to highlight 2 of our most popular types of denture and implant solutions:

2. Implant Overdenture
3. Implant Supported Fixed Denture Hybrids

Implant Overdenture

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This is a removable prosthesis stabilized by dental implants

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Implants are placed in your jaw bone and allowed to heal. Then, an attachment is placed on the implants to allow the denture to snap in (like a snap button or a snap fastener)

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With a minimum of 4 implants, your upper denture becomes a U-shaped (Horse-Shoe shape). The roof of mouth is not covered as in complete dentures, which most patients appreciate as it allows for better speech and taste

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With a minimum of 2 implants in your lower denture, your unstable lower dentures become more retentive and more comfortable

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A mid-priced solution that provide substantial benefits over traditional dentures.
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Dentures are stable
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The upper denture becomes a U-Shape, with no need for covering the roof of your mouth
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Your jaw bone is preserved (unlike conventional dentures)
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Bite force and chewing efficiency are significantly better as the implants act as hard stops
Disadvantages
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The prosthesis is still removable and food still might get underneath the prosthesis
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Every 6 months to a year patients will have to come back to the dental office to get their implant attachments readjusted

Implant Supported Fixed Denture Hybrids

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This is a fixed prosthesis stabilized by dental implants. You cannot remove it from your mouth, but your dentist will remove it during your hygiene and follow up visits
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The prosthesis is screwed down into the healed implants

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With a minimum of 4 implants for either your upper or lower denture, you will have a fixed prosthesis that will be the closest treatment option we have when you compare it to natural teeth

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Dentures are fixed; this is the only option that allows you to sleep with the prostheses in place

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The dentures are the least bulky, leaving more room in your mouth for your tongue

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Your jaw bone is preserved, unlike conventional dentures
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Bite force and chewing efficiency are significantly better as the implants act as hard stops
Disadvantage
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You cannot remove the prosthesis yourself; cleaning may be more difficult compared to a conventional denture
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