Dental Implant Issues and How You Can Avoid Them

Dental implants are the most successful, stable and strong option for tooth replacement we have. In fact, it's no exaggeration to say that they have changed dentistry as we know it. The ability to restore a patient's smile with an implant is nearly equal to replacing a missing natural tooth with another natural tooth. It's that close to being a perfect match. Dr. Robert Harrell and his skilled team at Harrell Dental Implant Center in Charlotte are experts in the placement of dental implants and recognized leaders in the field. They offer patients the best results for appearance and long-term success. However, their work can only go so far -- the patient must follow their post-surgery care to help ensure [...]

2017-08-14T14:40:16+00:00 By |

Good Oral Care Is Critical for Your Dental Implants

Even if you have undergone dental implant therapy, it is still important to maintain regular checkups with Harrell Dental Implant Center to ensure the health of your gums and bone. Even when you have full implants, gingivitis and gum disease can pose a serious threat to your oral health and even your general well-being if you do not brush and floss on a daily basis. Get more details about the potential problems here: What Is Gingivitis? Gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease caused by the buildup of plaque bacteria on the tissues that surround the teeth. Plaque, a naturally occurring biofilm containing bacteria, can lead to gingivitis if not removed by daily brushing. Who Can Get Gingivitis? Gingivitis is quite prevalent. [...]

2017-07-31T03:09:06+00:00 By |

The Top Reasons You Should Consider Dental Implant Therapy

If the time has come to consider your options for replacing missing or damaged teeth, Harrell Dental Implant Center has solutions. Dental implant therapy is changing smiles around the globe due to their strength, durability and completely natural appearance. Our experienced and professional team can talk you through the entire process during your consultation appointment. We will conduct a thorough oral health examination to determine which replacement protocol best suits your needs. The following article offers more details about the benefits of dental implants: Reasons to Consider Dental Implants as your Tooth Replacement Option Stop your teeth from shifting into the empty space - When you lose a tooth, the surrounding teeth will eventually begin moving to fill in the [...]

2017-07-15T14:49:30+00:00 By |

Fascinating Facts About the Origin of Dental Implants

Harrell Dental Implant Center relies on the latest technology to replace missing teeth, ensuring a superior patient experience from start to finish. Modern dental implants are nothing short of a breakthrough in the field of smile restoration. They are able to repair (or even create) brilliant smiles that command attention. The ancient origins of tooth replacement are fascinating, as the following article reveals: Egyptians used tooth-shaped shells and ivory to replace teeth. The Etruscans, living in what is now modern Italy, replaced missing teeth with artificial teeth carved from the bones of oxen. Further evidence of tooth replacement was found in 1931 while Dr. and Mrs. Wilson Popenoe, an archeological team, were excavating in Honduras. A mandible of Mayan origin [...]

2017-06-28T03:57:26+00:00 By |

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 |