Replace missing teeth with an implant bridge and enjoy lasting peace of mind. When you are missing some teeth on either the top or the bottom or require a full arch replacement, the dental implant bridge is the best way to go.
The artificial root that comprises the portion of the dental implant that is surgically inserted in your jawbone is made up of titanium. This strong material mimics your own root and provides stability for your jaw while enabling your artificial teeth to remain strong and secure.
Maintain jawbone health
Individuals who opt for a traditional denture plate are oftentimes doing as much harm as good over an extended period of time. It is necessary to keep your entire mouth functioning optimally to ensure health and vitality. Traditional dentures can wear along the gum line and cause extensive damage after long-term use. Dentures also do nothing to prevent bone loss associated with tooth loss.
The use of dental implants, however, stimulates the jawbone in the same fashion as your original teeth. The presence of the implant replaces the function of your natural root to prevent jawbone shrinkage or atrophy, which can drastically influence your facial appearance and ability to chew food.
Am I a candidate for dental implants?
A good implant dentist will conduct a thorough examination to determine your oral health. X-rays will be taken to obtain a clear picture of your jawbone health. The implant will function as an anchor for an abutment to be placed which then holds the artificial tooth.
In some patients, pre-operative measures have to be completed ahead of time. For instance, certain individuals with thinner bone structure may first have to undergo bone grafts to ensure the strength of their jaw. This step is not overly common — but it is easily managed when required. Most people can successfully undergo this procedure and be ready for their implants in just a few short months.
Will people be able to tell I have implants?
Dental technology has come astoundingly far in the field of implants in relatively little time. The magic of matching your artificial teeth to your existing teeth will ensure that family and friends do not notice a remarkable difference. Of course, if you are undergoing a complete arch implant, you won’t have to concern yourself with matching colors. Dental implants are the best restoration choice for those who want to obtain the closest fit and function to mimic their original teeth.
Booking a consultation
Prior to making any decision, it is vital to visit your implant dentist’s office in person. You want to be sure that you are dealing with someone who specializes in dental implants. The consultation enables you to ask questions and see the materials that will be used during your procedure. You can also get a cost estimate and discuss the pros and cons versus a traditional crown and bridge replacement.
Harrell Dental Implant Center is the Charlotte area leader in implant dentistry, having restored the smiles of countless patients throughout the region. If you have missing or damaged teeth and are seeking a permanent restoration solution, our practice is just what you’re looking for.
Make an appointment with us today for your free dental consultation. Dr. Robert Harrell will assess your needs, answer any questions you might have and show you your best course of treatment. Call 704-206-1330 or use the contact form on this page to schedule your appointment. During your visit a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will appear when your implants are in place.