If you lost a tooth or have just gotten tired of looking at that gap between your teeth, many options exist to help you complete your smile again. Modern treatments gaining in popularity are dental implants, which we offer in our Charlotte, NC dental office.
Scientists are currently working on technology to re-grow teeth. Until then, dental implants are the closest you can come to having your natural tooth back again. Dental implants replace the root and crown of the tooth while other options, such as bridges and dentures, just replace the appearance of the tooth.
Dental Implants Are Stable
Your dental implant becomes part of your jawbone over the course of a few months and replaces your natural tooth with a “bionic” one that is virtually undetectable to those around you. That is not what patients appreciate most, however.
Eat the Foods You Love with Dental Implants
Most of our patients who choose dental implants in our Charlotte, NC dental office is because you can enjoy an unrestricted diet without worry about shifting or falling, which is common with dentures.
While dental implant crowns can break – just like natural teeth – you can still eat crunchy foods like carrots, apples, and nuts, something that is a challenge for many denture wearers.
Versatility of Dental Implants
We can also use dental implants to secure dentures for patients wishing to enjoy benefits of dental implants without having all of their teeth individually replaced. If you have several teeth missing in a row, dental implants can support a bridge and prevent you from having to wear a partial denture and from having two healthy teeth prepared for dental crowns.
To learn more about dental implants, contact our Charlotte dental office. Our dental office is modern and comfortable. We always welcome new patients with a smile.