In Charlotte, NC
There are many options available to restore missing teeth, but nothing compares to dental implants! These incredibly secure and durable restorations provide unmatched comfort, function, and aesthetics. Visit West Charlotte Dental to determine if restoring your smile with dental implants is right for you!
Dental implants are today’s gold standard for restoring missing teeth. These screw-like titanium posts are surgically placed in the jawbone to replace missing tooth roots, providing stable foundations for fixed or removable tooth replacement options designed to match your surrounding teeth.
Implants are the only tooth replacements that mimic the function of natural tooth roots, preventing bone loss and enhancing your oral health. Your new prosthetic teeth won’t slip or shift, as dentures sometimes do, so you’ll speak with confidence and enjoy your favorite foods without restriction. Best of all, you’ll maintain your natural facial structure and restore your youthful, confident smile!
Implant dentistry is safe and highly predictable, with a 95 percent or higher success rate. With proper care, your implant restorations can last 40 years or even a lifetime!
Here are the types of implant restorations proudly offered by your trusted team at West Charlotte Dental:
Single Tooth Dental Implants: A single tooth implant provides results far superior to replacing a missing tooth than a dental bridge. The procedure involves placing a single implant to support a ceramic, incredibly lifelike dental crown to restore the missing tooth’s function and aesthetics.
Implant-Supported Dental Bridges: These restorations replace two or more teeth missing in the same area. They are similar to traditional bridges, but instead of being secured to dental crowns placed over adjacent teeth, they attach to dental implants. Implant-supported bridges are incredibly comfortable and stable and look just like your natural teeth!
Implant-Supported Dentures: If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, you may want to consider implant-supported dentures. These restorations are supported by a number of implants placed strategically in your jawbone to create an incredibly stable and durable foundation for fixed or removable dentures.
Candidates for dental implants must have healthy oral tissue and gums and have no health conditions that interfere with healing. It’s best to avoid smoking and maintain meticulous oral hygiene practices to ensure the procedure’s success. If you’ve been missing teeth for some time and have bone loss, Dr. Smigiel may recommend a bone graft to build the bone in the area and allow you to enjoy the many benefits of implant dentistry.
We will start by placing the titanium implant into the socket of the missing tooth. As the bone and tissue heal over a few months, the implant will fuse to your jawbone in a process called osseointegration. Next, we will place an attachment called an abutment and wait for the tissue to heal. The last step is creating your dental crown, bridge, or denture, to restore your beautiful, functional smile! The implant procedure may seem lengthy, but the astounding long-term results are well worth the effort!
Dr. Smigiel is committed to providing comfortable, gentle care to our valued patients. His therapy dog, Stella, will help comfort you and take the edge of any dental procedure. If you are anxious about visiting the dentist, make sure to let us know. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you have a positive experience.
Visit West Charlotte Dental to discover how you can restore missing teeth using dental implants. Our team is committed to ensuring you receive comfortable and effective care so we can have you smiling with confidence once again! Call our Charlotte, NC office to schedule an appointment today!