Recent advances within the field of oral health have made dental implants a great option for restoring the smile of almost any patient with damaged or missing teeth. If you or a loved one is missing one or more teeth or feel as if you must settle for severely damaged teeth and a second-rate smile, here is a look at exactly how our cosmetic dentists in Huntersville could help you restore your smile in as little as a few months.
How Dental Implants Are Used
Implants aren’t just about restoring the appearance of a patient’s smile; they are also about improving their oral health and giving their teeth full functionality. Throughout the years teeth undergo an incredible amount of wear-and-tear. From sports injuries to tooth decay, it will not take much for the outer layers to become damaged which will increase one’s risk of developing infections, losing teeth, and experiencing general discomfort. For these patients, an Implantologist can quickly restore the form and function of their smile quicker and more affordable than ever.
Dental Implant Process
The process of putting dental implants in one’s mouth can generally be carried out in just a few months with just a handful of trips to the Implantologist. This process begins with a thorough inspection of the mouth to ensure that there are no oral health issues such as gum disease that will affect the final results. Then, our cosmetic dentists in Huntersville can anchor one or more titanium posts into the mouth in the area of the missing teeth. Within a short period of time, these posts will form a powerful bond with the jaw and soft tissue in a process known as osseointegration.
Dental Implants are Long Term Solutions
If the patient is missing more than one tooth, they can use these implants as support for long-term dentures. If only a single tooth is missing, a replica is made to perfectly match the size, shape, and color of the surrounding teeth. This process is important because missing one or more teeth can lead to serious health complications. Not only will the surrounding teeth begin to “slouch” inwards towards the gap, the gums and jaw around that area will become weak.
Unnoticeable, Natural & Comfortable
Once the gums and jaw have healed, patients often report that the implants feel identical to their natural teeth. This process is painless, affordable, and can often be completed in well under a year. This is why no one should feel as if they must struggle with an uncomfortable bite pattern or unattractive smile.