Dental implants are the most advanced method of replacing missing teeth. For this reason, it’s no surprise that they are also quickly becoming the most popular replacement option. This technology, which places a permanent restoration that matches the look and function of a natural tooth, can be utilized to replace one tooth or an entire arch of missing teeth. Essentially, these artificial teeth with titanium roots are a strong and secure option for filling empty spaces within your mouth. Since they are set right into your jaw, they enable you to eat the foods you love without any difficulty and they completely restore your smile.

The process

Sometimes our teeth are damaged beyond repair. This can be a result of trauma, decay or the natural aging process. You can experience a tremendous improvement in your overall quality of life by having a reliable set of teeth — not to mention a radiant smile that builds confidence and boosts self-esteem.

A dental implant, also known as an endosseous implant or fixture, is surgically inserted to bond with the jawbone. The titanium “root” is able to securely support a dental prosthesis such as a single tooth, bridge, denture or crown. The abutment is the portion of the implant that is visible above the gum line. The crown (the actual artificial tooth) is attached to the abutment and these are the three parts of a permanent, natural-looking replacement.

Kinds of implants

Single implant: A single implant can be used to replace one missing tooth and fill in a gap. The teeth on either side are unaffected. This is the ideal way to permanently fill an open space in your teeth.

Implant bridge: After two or more titanium pegs have been given the chance to set in the jawbone, they provide anchoring points for a dental bridge that replaces multiple teeth.

All-on-4: This is a fantastic implant option that does the work of a denture, but does it so much better. An All-on-4 dental implant is a full-arch of prosthetic teeth that is secured on four titanium posts affixed into the jawbone. Forget about taking your teeth out at night or even worrying about them coming loose at an inopportune time. An All-on-4 allows patients with full replacement needs to regain the aesthetics and function they had with their own natural teeth.

Don’t wait another day

If you have missing teeth, dental implants are definitely a treatment method that you should be considering. They make eating and speaking simple and they boost self-esteem by giving you back your smile. Plus, implants prevent bone loss by keeping the jawbone stimulated. This is something that no other method of tooth replacement can offer.

Harrell Dental Implant Center is ready to use implant technology to restore your smile to a perfect state. To learn more about dental implants and how they can makeover your mouth, schedule a free consultation with Dr. Robert Harrell. Call 704-206-1330 or use the contact form on our website to make your appointment. During your consultation a complimentary digital smile preview (an $85 value) will be created to show how you will appear when your implants are in place.