What’s On the Menu After Dental Implant Surgery?

One of the questions clients commonly ask while preparing for dental implant surgery is, “What should I eat after my procedure?” In a nutshell (definitely not these), for the first few days your best bet is to rely on soft foods that can be eaten at room temperature or above. Here are some excellent dietary tips compliments of One Healthy Lifestyle: What to Expect Right after Your Implant Procedure It is normal to have a lot of questions when you are about to go in for your dental surgery. One of the most common questions is, "What about eating after dental surgery?" Here is an outline of the typical recommendations given to patients who are just healing from dental surgery. These recommendations may [...]

2017-06-01T04:39:29+00:00 By |

All-on-4-Dental Implants Create a Brilliant, Lasting Smile

Harrell Dental Implant Center understands how vital a healthy, bright smile is to your overall health and well-being. If you have missing or damaged teeth and want to regain your self-confidence and the ability to eat all your favorite foods and speak clearly, dental implants provide the only permanent solution. With an All-on-4 implant, we have the technology to secure your full upper or lower arch of teeth with four strategically placed dental implants. Here are  some key reasons to consider this breakthrough treatment option Permanent Solution It offers a permanent solution to missing teeth. No Bone Loss Wearing dentures can make you look bad. It can affect the bones, but with all-on-4 dental implants bone loss is prevented. Low Maintenance It [...]

2017-05-23T15:34:19+00:00 By |

Are Dental Implants An Option If I Grind My Teeth?

Bruxism can ruin the integrity of your smile. Over time, grinding your teeth will create visible wear and can lead to loss of dentition. Just like your natural teeth, dental implants can be damaged by long-term bruxism. To avoid this outcome and maintain their beautifully restored smiles, Dr. Robert Harrell and his team at Harrell Dental Implant Center recommend that patients with bruxism wear custom night guards to protect their new dental implants. Read more about bruxism and implants here: Although the implant itself is extremely strong and durable, bruxism has the capability of damaging the prosthetics of the implant, namely the abutment and the crown. This doesn’t mean that bruxism means you can’t have a dental implant, it simply means [...]

2017-05-08T15:27:39+00:00 By |

The Best Dental Implant Technology Produces The Best Smiles

Harrell Dental Implant Center relies on the most advanced technology available to safely and painlessly place your dental implants for perfect smile restorations. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to obtain the best understanding of your needs and plan the ideal course of treatment. The Most Advanced Technology  Our advanced diagnostic tools include the Sirona Cone Beam CT Scanner, Sidexis Implant Planning Software, Sicat Implant Surgical Guides and Top-Quality Dental Implants from nSequence. We also use Dexis Digital Radiography to secure the most revealing X-rays of your teeth and gums. Guesswork and unfortunate surprises are eliminated with this this technology. Learn more below: Dexis Digital Intraoral X-ray Remarkable Image Quality The ability to see subtleties using digital radiography is crucial to diagnosis, collaboration, and patient [...]

2017-04-20T17:17:28+00:00 By |

Regain Your Self-Confidence With an Implant-enhanced Smile

Studies reveal that your smile is the first feature others notice about you. This prominence makes many people feel embarrassed about the condition of their teeth, particularly if they have missing teeth. Thankfully, Harrell Dental Implant Center in Charlotte has a multitude of permanent solutions to address your smile woes. These treatment options range from replacing one missing tooth with a single dental implant to restoring a full arch with an All-on-4 implant. Here's some background information about dental implants, the best tooth replacement option available, from fellow implant provider Dr. Stuart Froum in New York: Are you self-conscious about missing teeth? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone. Today, around 42 percent of Americans over age 65 are missing all of their natural [...]

2017-04-08T17:27:56+00:00 By |

Save Your Smile and Facial Profile With Dental Implants

We have all seen the sunken facial profile of people who are missing their teeth, but did you know this look comes from years of wearing traditional dentures as well? It's true; here's why: In a healthy mouth, pressure from the roots of the teeth keep the jawbone strong. When teeth are missing, the bone slowly deteriorates from lack of stimulation. Since the jawbones support the structure of the face, when they're gone the face appears sunken or hollow. Traditional dentures rest on top of the jawbone, so there's no internal stimulation and the bone recedes with time. The good news if you have missing or damaged teeth is you can avoid bone loss with dental implants. Because they are anchored in [...]

2017-03-22T16:33:09+00:00 By |

Implant-anchored Dentures Provide a Secure Smile

Charlotte’s top dental implant provider is Dr. Robert Harrell at Harrell Dental Implant Center. He and his team want you to enjoy all the foodie delights that accompany spring, including delicious food festivals, cookouts, picnics and more. For many denture wearers, however, indulging in these activities is more of a challenge than a pleasure. Their unstable dentures and partials lack strength for biting and chewing, which makes eating a source of frustration. If your dentures are diminishing your enjoyment of life, Harrell Dental Implant Center can help. Continue reading to learn about the benefits of denture stabilization with implants. Unsecured dentures are an old fashioned solution for people who have lost all their teeth. Unfortunately, you may find that wearing unsecured dentures can be painful, inconvenient and [...]

2017-03-09T16:32:21+00:00 By |

Dental Implant Bridges Save Surrounding Teeth

Harrell Dental Implant Center is Charlotte’s premier dental restoration center. Dr. Robert Harrell and his outstanding team understand that function and aesthetics are equally important when it comes to your smile; they give you the best of both. If missing or damaged teeth have left you with a compromised smile, they can help. Undergo a comprehensive oral consultation at the state-of-the-art HDIC facility and learn the best way to have your smile upgraded. If you need multiple teeth replaced, a dental implant bridge is your best restorative option -- far better than the traditional crown and bridge method. Disadvantages of Traditional Bridges Requires enamel removal of adjacent teeth If adjacent teeth have crowns, they must be redone Tooth decay is potential problem Root canal treatment may [...]

2017-02-27T16:48:24+00:00 By |

What To Expect Immediately After Dental Implantation

If you are thinking about replacing a missing or damaged tooth, you should know that Dr. Robert Harrell and his outstanding team at Harrell Dental Implant Center believe an educated patient is the best patient. That's why preparing you with the knowledge of what to expect before, during and after your dental implant surgery is a crucial part of their practice. Taking time to discuss the findings of your comprehensive oral exam will ensure that a complete treatment outline can be shared with you prior to surgery. Arming you with the knowledge to confidently handle your after care is another thing the Implant Center team is equally passionate about. You may not realize that dental implants have been around in one form or another far longer [...]

2017-02-09T17:52:03+00:00 By |

How To Keep Your Dental Implants Clean and Healthy

Taking care of your dental implants after they are placed is a vital component of maintaining optimum oral health. Biofilm and plaque bacteria are present in your mouth whether you have all your natural teeth, a mix of implants and natural teeth, or have full replacement with All-on-4 implants. At Harrell Dental Implant Center, we want every patient to understand proper mouth care to keep their smile healthy and brilliant. The following article explains how patients with implants are at similar risk for oral disease as those with natural teeth. This means both groups must be diligent with their mouthcare. The importance of plaque removal for the prevention of dental and systemic diseases has been well-documented in the literature. Dental hygiene maintenance programs tailored to the specific [...]

2017-01-27T06:58:36+00:00 By |