Dental Implants Charlotte NC
Do you have missing teeth that are affecting your oral health, jawbone structure, eating habits, and self-confidence?
Dental implants are the perfect solution to missing teeth. They are made of titanium and are surgically placed underneath the gum line so that they can merge with the jawbone and create a solid foundation for teeth restoration surgery, making it a great service to offer at our Pineville location!
Types of Dental Implants
Types of dental implants include endosteal, subperiosteal, and zygomatic. The most common dental implants are endosteal, while zygomatic implants are rarely used.
Endosteal implants are the most popular dental implants requiring a healthy jawbone structure.
Placeholder posts that look like screws are inserted into the jaw so that the prosthetic teeth can be fitted in. After the procedure, some time needs to be given to the implants to heal. They need to fuse together so that a stronghold can be created.
After they have healed, the new teeth can be put into the post with the other teeth. If you do not approve of something being inserted into your jawline, you can try the second implant on this list.
Subperiosteal implants are a common alternative to endosteal implants. However, they are different from endosteal implants because, instead of being inserted into the jawbone, they remain on top of the bone and underneath the gums.
A post is attached to a metal frame, which is then placed underneath the gums. Some time is given for the gums to heal around the frame, after which the replacement teeth are attached to the posts.
This is a common surgery used for individuals whose jawbones are not strong enough for implants to be placed or if the patient is not comfortable with oral surgery.
Zygomatic implants are less common than the other two kinds of implants. This is because they involve a complicated procedure that is usually only performed if the patient does not have sufficient jawbone for the endosteal implant.
Rather than working on the jawbone, the dental implant is placed on the cheekbone, making this procedure vastly different from the others.
Longevity of Dental Implants
Amir Marashi, MD, DDS, FACS, Oral Surgeon, at Greater Charlotte Oral and Facial Surgery believes that dental implants can last for a duration of 25 years.
However, the actual duration of the implant depends on a couple of factors, including:
Individuals who practice good oral hygiene do not have to worry about changing their dental implants any time soon. This involves brushing and flossing and visiting the dentist regularly for preventive care.
Moreover, dental implants that skilled surgeons install have a higher chance of lasting for several years.
Call our Pineville office at (980) 332-7991 to determine which dental implants would be better for you.
Make sure to listen closely and take notes as your dentist tells you what each implant surgery will entail so that you can make your decision accordingly. Remember that despite the implants you choose, you must give your teeth sufficient time to heal.
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