Missing teeth due to genetics, trauma, or periodontal disease is a common for patients of all ages. Based upon the location of the missing teeth, it can cause physical and emotional distress to a person.
Missing teeth may affect the person’s bite by altering the ability to chew, as well as having the inability to speak properly.
Missing teeth can greatly affect self-esteem and self-worth hindering their ability to feel their very best.
Dental implants benefits
Implants are a great way to replace missing teeth and also provide a fixed solution that avoids having to wear a removable partial or complete dentures. They provide excellent support and stability, so your teeth don’t fall out. This means you can eat, laugh, and smile (even sneeze)… with confidence!
What exactly are dental implants?
Dental implants are titanium posts that replace your natural tooth root. They can be placed into the upper or lower jaw bone. They have been used for decades and if done properly, your natural bone grows around the dental implant to secure it in place. Then, artificial teeth are attached to implants that can be very natural looking give a person a long-lasting smile!
What is the greatest reason for success or failure with dental implants?
Precision in the position of where you place the dental implant post (root replacement) is the single most important factor to success with dental implants. If you’ve ever heard of people having problems with dental implants failing, it’s likely because the dentist didn’t put the implant in the correct place.
Our Approach for Implants
At NC Prosthodontic Specialists, our Prosthodontists are certified with extra training and experience for fixing and replacing teeth. We also have advanced technology for guided surgery, and a full dental lab on-site.
Our patients appreciate that the implant placement and lab work to make your prosthetic dental device are all at the same location. This ensures satisfaction with the best results because we’re able to better communicate with everyone involved in your treatment, since we’re all under the same roof (no more back and forth trying to make sure everyone understands what treatment is best for you).
With complex surgical procedures, we may partner with an oral surgeon or periodontist as a team effort, but we can also place implants if it is better for a patient to have us do the entire treatment from start to finish. If you were referred from your oral surgeon or periodontist, we will work with them. If you were not referred, we’ll talk with you to see what the best course of action is for your specific situation.
Dental implants are very strong, stable, and durable and will last many years, but on occasion they will have to be re-tightened or replaced due to normal wear. The length of time dental implants last is based on many factors such as how they are cleaned, if you clench or grind your teeth, and the material they are made from.
We will work with you to give you the best material and also give you a maintenance program so that your dental implants have the best chance at lasting for many many years. We don’t just place dental implants like some dental companies, we will be your long-term home to make sure you dental prosthetics last!
7 reasons why people choose dental implants:
- Replace one or more missing teeth without affecting adjacent teeth like a bridge
- Support a bridge or denture, making them more secure and comfortable
- Resolve joint pain or bite problems caused by teeth shifting into missing tooth space
- Restore a person’s smile and confidence
- Restore a person’s speaking ability
- Restore chewing and digestion, so you can eat healthy foods
- Restore or enhance facial tissues, so you don’t lose bone and have a sinking face