09 May Dental Implant Therapy Can Fully Enrich Your Life
The time for your brilliant new smile has arrived — and so has BBQ season. Are you going to forego grilled steak and corn on the cob again this year due to missing or damaged teeth? You don’t have to. Our professional and friendly team at Harrell Dental Implant Center can restore your teeth with a variety of dental implant options. We offer single dental implants to replace a cracked, chipped or broken tooth, dental implant bridges to replace multiple teeth, and All-on-4 appliances to replace entire arches of teeth. Whatever your smile woes, Harrell Dental Implant Center can help.
A key benefit of implants is the fact that they don’t damage your surrounding teeth like other restorative options:
Implants Can Protect Your Surrounding Healthy Teeth
With a dental implant, you really don’t have to worry about the health of the surrounding teeth. This tooth replacement option ensures that adjacent teeth are not affected in any way. The implant allows the dentist to position a bridge or crown on top so the other healthy teeth do not suffer. Read more at Chapnick Dental
Don’t Let Financial Concerns Hold You Back
We understand that cost plays an important part in the decision to get implants. It’s why we are happy to offer financing and payment options that make treatment affordable. When considering the cost, however, be careful that you don’t shortchange your basic oral health in favor of luxuries that really can wait. Investing in your teeth is one of the best things you can do for your general health and self-esteem.
Check out these fascinating stats about dental implants and mouthcare:
This time we will let the numbers speak for themselves:
- An average person spends 5 full days brushing their teeth over their lifetime.
- 500,000 people get dental implants each year in America
- 26% of adults have lost their permanent teeth by the age of 74.
- 69% of people between the ages of 35-40 have lost at least one tooth.
- 15 million people have crowns and bridges around the world.
- The first modern dental implant surgery took place in 1952. It was in the 1980s when dental implant techniques started to evolve.
- Dental implants have a 99.1% success rate backed by more than 50 years of clinical research.
- Traditional dentures last 7-15 years while dental implants last 20 years or even longer.
- There is a 30% failure rate in 5-7 years for teeth sitting next to dentures or bridges.
- 65 million people around the world have gum disease, half of which is connected to smoking. Read more at M Dental Clinic
Change Your Smile (And Your Life) Today
Every day we see firsthand how a vibrant, healthy smile is capable of transforming someone’s entire life. Naturally, we love what we do and we want to share our passion for dentistry with you. Contact us to learn more about dental implants and to see if you’re ready for them. If you require some bone grafting ahead of your treatment, we can handle that in our office with ease. This post has all the info you need to know about bone grafting:
The Importance of Bone Structure
Since your dentist has to surgically implant a titanium post into your jawbone, before doing anything, he or she will decide whether your existing bone is strong and healthy enough to support the post. When you loose teeth in the back of the top of your mouth, the bone that supported the teeth starts to deteriorate, while your sinus cavity expands. If this is the case, bone grafting is done to replace the lost bone and create a strong enough bone structure to support the implant.
Bone grafting sounds a lot scarier than it really is. Your doctor will do it right in the office, and you’ll be numbed up so you don’t feel anything. If you have to undergo bone grafting, your MA dentist will probably advise you to stick to a soft diet until the graft fuses to your bone. You don’t want to do anything to endanger the rest of the process. Read more dental implant figures, compliments of Dynamic Dental Inc.
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. And don’t forget about our financing and payment solutions to help you secure treatment.
Make an appointment with us today for your free dental consultation. Dr. Robert L. 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.