How long do dental implants last?
One of dentistry's best options for restoring a missing tooth is a dental implant. This is because it's a very successful and reliable treatment with the potential for great longevity. With routine checkups with your dentist every six months and excellent home care, your implants have the potential to last for a lifetime. This also makes them a very cost effective treatment for the long term.
Why do implants last so long?
The secret behind the success of dental implants in Charlotte, NC lies in the fact that they restore both your lost root and tooth. The implant itself is placed into your jawbone to replace your missing root. Because an implant is made of titanium, which is biocompatible, it will naturally integrate with your bone during a healing process of about 3 to 6 months.
After healing is completed, a porcelain crown takes the place of your lost tooth, restoring all the function you had before so you will eat, chew, talk, and smile with ease once again.
Dr. Gentry can complete the entire implant process from start to finish here at our Charlotte, NC office. If you would like to learn more about dental implants contact Gentry Dental today and schedule a consultation.