At Carolina Center for Comprehensive Dentistry we know the concern you have about restoring your perfect smile. When that restoration requires solutions for missing teeth, we can help. A missing tooth affects both your smile and your confidence. Furthermore, a missing tooth can affect your speech, how and what you eat, and even the shape of your face. Dental implants provide a viable solution. As leaders in restorative dentistry, we will customize a solution specifically for you.
What are Dental Implants?
A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that we surgically implant into the jawbone. Implants replace a single missing tooth or act as a base for a crown, a fixed bridge, or a full set of dentures. Implants are very durable and can last a lifetime with proper care.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Dental Implant?
To be a good candidate for a dental implant, you need to have enough bone in your jaw to hold the implant. It is also important for your gums surrounding the missing tooth to be healthy. Our team will start with a full examination. If you meet the requirements, we will create a customized plan to restore your beautiful smile.
How Do Implants Work?
Dental implants are not made to come out. Although they are not the same as natural teeth, they function and feel like natural teeth. Implants also feel much more secure than removable dentures and appliances, which means more reason to smile!
Dental implants are made from a biocompatible material, usually titanium. The implant is implanted into the jawbone. The bone cells then attach themselves to the implant. After healing, a post is secured to the implant. And, if needed, a crown, bridge, or full set of dentures is then placed on top of the post.
With dental implants you need to put extra focus on excellent oral hygiene. Our experienced staff is here to help you with questions. We will also support you with proper care of your implants.
We know how painful it can be to have missing teeth. The embarrassment and loss of confidence caused by missing teeth affects your happiness and your well-being. Let us help you restore your smile, restore your confidence, and improve your quality of life! Learn more about our restorative dental services.