Missing teeth can lead to many aesthetic and functional concerns for your smile. Addressing missing teeth in a timely fashion is key to improving the appearance, function, and health of your smile. One of the best ways to address missing teeth is with dental implants.
At McLeansville Family & Cosmetic Dentistry we offer a range of restorative dental treatments to address damaged and missing teeth, including dental implants. Implants can restore function to your smile and provide a stable foundation for a dental crown, bridge, or denture. If you would like to learn more about dental implants in McLeansville, NC, visit our dental practice for a consultation.
What are dental implants?
Dental implants are small titanium post that is surgically placed into the healthy jaw bone.
Over the course of a few months, the implants undergo a process called osseointegration; during this process, the implants fuse into the jawbone, creating a stable foundation that is used to support a dental crown, denture, or dental bridge.
Many people choose Implants because they can replace one or more missing teeth. In addition, they also look, feel, and function just like natural teeth.
What Are The Benefits of Dental Implants?
Dental implants offer many advantages for patients who need to replace one or more missing teeth. Understanding the benefits of dental implants can help you make a more informed decision regarding your tooth replacement options.
- Dental implants look and function like natural teeth
- Replaces the tooth root and the visible part of the tooth
- Promotes healthy bone growth in the jaw
- Promotes healthier gums and reduces the risk of gum recession due to tooth loss
- Improve the function and comfort of the bite
- Improves patient confidence
- Allows patients to chew, speak, and eat confidently again
Are dental implants right for me?
In many cases, most dentists will recommend that patients possess these qualities to become ideal candidates for the dental implant procedure:
- An adequate amount of healthy bone structure
- Missing one or more teeth
- Must be in excellent overall health
- Free of periodontal disease
During your consultation, your dentist will examine your teeth, gums, and bone structure to determine if dental implants are the right solution for you. In some cases, treatments such as bone grafting and sinus lift augmentation may be performed to develop the implant site and increase a patient’s chances of undergoing successful implant placement.
In addition, a technique called All-On-Four where as few as four implants are strategically placed into the jaw bone to support a denture may be employed for patients missing all of their teeth, patients who may not have been an ideal candidate for traditional implant placement.
Dental Implants in McLeansville, NC
Are you looking for a solution to replace one or more teeth?
You may want to consider dental implants in McLeansville, NC. Dr. Woodruff and our team can coordinate the care you need to replace your missing teeth. If you are considering dental implants for your tooth replacement solution, visit our Greensboro area dentist office.
If you would like to schedule an implant consultation, call 336.506.6545, or request an appointment online.