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Dental Implants Charlotte NC


Looking for dental implants in Charlotte? Here's what you can expect with single and multiple dental implants.More than 3 million Americans live with dental implants and there are 500,000 dental implant surgeries each year.

When it comes to replacing teeth, dental implants are the best option.

Tooth Implant Charlotte


With over 20 years of experience at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, we aim to fully educate patients on their treatment options and serve our community with precision and care.

What Are Dental Implants?


A Dental Implant is traditionally a small, titanium cylinder shaped like a screw that is directly inserted into the jawbone. It creates a sturdy base to support a crown that will go on top. Patients that are sensitive to titanium can opt for a holistic implant made of high-quality, super-strong ceramic.

An abutment is placed on top of the implant, which serves as a connector between the screw and the crown. Finally, the crown is attached. The crown is designed to match the color and functionality of your real teeth.

A Permanent Replacement That Looks, Feels, and Functions Like Natural Teeth


So, in total, there are three parts to a dental implant:

•  The implant itself, fuses with the jawbone to create a stable and secure base for the new tooth.
•  The abutment, which is inserted into the implant screw and holds together the implant and the crown.
•  The porcelain crown, which is placed on top of the abutment.

Together, these three parts restore the aesthetics and functionality of teeth. The end result is a complete smile makeover with permanent teeth.

Can I Replace Multiple Missing Teeth?

Amir Marashi, MD, DDS, FACS
Many oral surgeons throughout the country recommend multiple tooth replacement options, such as fixed bridges, to replace missing teeth.

Multiple tooth implants create a stable foundation for the crown, allowing patients to bite and chew food properly. This eliminates slippage or movement of the prosthesis because it's fixed directly to the implant. You can have a new smile and a complete set of new teeth if needed.

Patients can brush and floss around the prosthesis without difficulty, making dental health easier. This also helps improve the health of the remaining teeth, as they do not need to be ground down or relied upon as strength to support the bridge.

Types Of Dental Implant Restorations


When electing for oral surgery, you want to make an informed decision about the best possible option. It's essential to understand that the American Academy of Implant Dentistry considers two types to be safe:

Endosteal Titanium: Endosteal implants require an initial surgery to embed the implant. After the jaw and gums have adequately healed, a procedure is performed that connects the post and then the artificial tooth. We can outfit Pineville and Steele Creek patients with these implants.

Endosteal Zirconia: This is a non- metal alternative to titanium implants. It is a ceramic material and is white in color.

We Have The Best Options For Most Cases

A dental implants patient checking out their new smile at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery in Charlotte, NC
At Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery, our oral surgeon performs a thorough examination to determine what will be a better long-term option. The decision about which is best suited for you will likely be determined by the overall health and wellness of your mouth, gums, and bone.

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?


There are several life changing benefits to choosing implant placement to replace multiple missing teeth, including:

•  Protects Adjacent Teeth: Dental implants support the new crown independently, safeguarding the health of adjacent teeth. They are easy to maintain with regular brushing and flossing, helping prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
•  Lasting Stability: Made from medical-grade titanium or zirconia, dental implants integrate with your bone, offering durability and longevity with proper care.
•  Natural Appearance: Dental implant crowns are designed to match the unique contours of your mouth, mimicking the look of your natural teeth for a seamless smile.
•  Prevents Bone Loss: Implants help maintain jawbone health by fusing with the bone and supporting natural growth, reducing the need for bone grafting.
•  Improved Functionality: Unlike dentures that may slip, dental implants stay firmly in place, enhancing your ability to eat and speak comfortably.
•  Boosts Confidence: Dental implants provide a cosmetic solution that looks and feels natural, restoring your smile and confidence without the drawbacks of dentures or bridges.


A Visual Guide to Understanding Dental Implants

Your Initial Consultation


Before the procedure, patients will meet with our experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon to review their health history, complete a thorough oral examination, and review options for tooth replacement. If necessary, additional X-rays or 3D scans may be taken to complement the X-rays taken by the patient's general dentist.

Dental Implant Surgery


The process may start with the removal of a damaged tooth. If the jawbone lacks sufficient density to support an implant, bone grafting is performed to strengthen the area.

During surgery, a titanium post is precisely placed into the jawbone under local anesthesia, serving as the root for the new tooth. Following the placement, a significant healing period is required for the implant to fuse with the bone, a process known as osseointegration.

After the implant site has healed, an abutment is attached to the post. This component acts as the base for the crown, which is custom-made to match your natural teeth in color and shape, thus completing your new tooth restoration.

Aftercare


The entire dental implant process can span several months, mainly due to the healing time necessary for successful osseointegration. Despite the time commitment, dental implants significantly improve oral health, functionality, and aesthetics. Regular dental visits and good oral care are key to maintaining the longevity of dental implants.

Personalized Treatment Plans


Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery creates personalized treatment plans for each patient that comes through our doors. Personalized treatment plans mean that we take the time to understand your unique condition and oral health goals to best determine your optimal plan, which goes hand-in-hand with a cost estimate.

Frequently Asked Questions



Does Dental Implant Surgery Hurt?


Your surgeon will also review options for local anesthesia and sedation during your appointment to help patients reduce anxiety and subdue any pain during the treatment.

Do I Need A Bone Graft?


You may need an additional procedure called a bone graft if the bone in your jaw is too thin. The graft will enure there is enough bone to support a restoration.

Why Does Replacing a Missing Tooth Matter?


The cost of not replacing a tooth can be great. Not replacing a missing tooth can lead to surrounding bone deterioration and loss of function. And no one can put a price tag on a happy, healthy and secure smile.

Cost Of Dental Implants In Charlotte, NC


The number of dental implants you need, your insurance coverage, the type of restoration to be placed, additional procedures, and more all factor into the final cost of treatment.

Schedule A Consultation Today


We offer you a lifetime warranty on your dental implant. Our surgeon believes that dental implants are the gold standard for tooth replacement and that they have the potential to last a lifetime. For the best dental implants in Charlotte, call Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery today to schedule an appointment!


Dental Implant Procedures in Charlotte:


Pineville

10042 Park Cedar Dr, Suite B
Charlotte, NC 28210

Gastonia

527 S New Hope Rd
Gastonia, NC 28054

Steele Creek

10935 Winds Crossing Dr, Suite 400
Charlotte, NC 28273


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