We rely on our teeth to eat and initiate digestion, speak clearly, support the shape of our faces and, of course, smile. For these important reasons, it can be devastating when disease, decay or injury lead to missing adult teeth. Thankfully, the caring and professional team at Harrell Dental Implant Center in Charlotte can provide the smile solutions you need to succeed.

Discover some of the top health benefits and why people undergo dental implant surgery below:

Improved ability to eat and chew.

Dental implants are anchored in your jaw bone just like natural teeth. Over time they  will help preserve the jaw bone and significantly reduce bone resorption. Replacing missing teeth with implants allow you to chew your food better and speak more clearly.

Improved facial and bone features. 

Dental implants preserve natural tooth tissue by avoiding the need to cut down adjacent teeth for conventional bridgework. They also will preserve bone and significantly reduce bone resorption and deterioration that results in loss of jawbone height. Dental implants also help restore your jawbone structure because they reduce the load on the remaining oral structures/teeth and preserve natural tooth tissue and reduce bone resorption and deterioration that results in loss of jawbone height. Learn more dental implant benefits, compliments of Dentistry UIC

Nutrition, Dental Implants and Self-Esteem

Looking and feeling great has a lot to do with our nutrition. If you are missing vitamins and minerals from your diet, it can cause negative consequences with your health and well-being. Dull skin, dry hair, brittle nails, loose teeth, inflamed gums and a general feeling of fatigue can leave you feeling low. If your dietary problems are rooted in poor dentition, dental implant therapy can help you regain your chewing capacity. And, when your missing teeth are replaced, you will possess a brilliant smile and increased confidence. Learn more about how our smile is connected to first impressions below:

Research Proves Smiling Improves Your Mood

Studies have also proved that smiling—whether genuine or faked—can boost your mood and even your immune system. This is because the act of smiling releases endorphins, and your body can’t tell the difference between a real and a fake smile. People who smile more tend to be happier and more confident!

Unfortunately, people who are severely self-conscious of their smiles often avoid smiling altogether. Having oral health issues such as gum disease or tooth decay can progress if not treated. These problems often get to the point where your smile is compromised and you no longer feel comfortable showing your teeth. When you have a gorgeous smile, you can speak and laugh without holding back and enjoy the increased happiness that comes with it! Learn more exciting facts, compliments of Your Dental Health Resource

Protect The Integrity Of Your Smile With Dental Implants

Having titanium posts surgically placed into your jaw may sound scary, but our digital surgical guides and advanced technology make the entire placement process a snap. Dr. Robert Harrell and the HDIC staff will give you a radiant, functional smile that improves chewing and digestion, resists decay, and avoids the collapsed bone structure that’s typically seen with traditional dentures. Discover more benefits of dental implant therapy below:

Also, there are the obvious problems of poor appearance and loss of self-esteem caused by one or more missing teeth. Dental implants should always be considered as an option to replace a failing or missing tooth. Replacement of lost teeth with dental implants has been used for treating missing teeth for more than 50 years and is recognized as an effective treatment choice. Treatment is considered more predictable than bridgework, resin bonded bridges and endodontic treatment.

Do I have enough bone?

It is important for a patient to have enough bone to support the implant. If you do not have enough bone, there are many safe and effective ways to correct bone deficiency. Your dentist will assess this and advise you if additional bone material is needed. Learn more about dental implant considerations, compliments of AAID

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Book Your Free Dental Implant Consultation Today

Whether you need a single dental implant, an implant bridge or full arch replacement with an All-on-4, Harrell Dental Implant Center is here to help. Book a free consultation today to discuss your replacement options and see our state-of-the-art implant center. Call 704-206-1330 or use the contact form on our website 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.