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How Is It Possible for Dental Implants to Be Permanent?

March 15, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. H. Justin Harlow, DDS
Dental Implants in Charlotte NC

Whether you are missing one tooth or an entire arch, you have likely felt self-conscious about it. Missing teeth can really take a toll on your self-confidence. You might also have trouble chewing or speaking.

The critical thing to know is that you have options when it comes to your missing teeth. If you are looking for a permanent solution, you might consider talking to your Charlotte, NC dentist about dental implants.

What Is a Dental Implant?

A dental implant is a titanium rod that is placed into your jawbone where you have a missing tooth. The implant takes the place of your tooth root.

When the area is healed, a dental crown will be put on top of the implant, giving you a tooth that looks and functions very similarly to your natural tooth.

How Can Dental Implants Be Permanent?

After the dental implants are placed into your jawbone surgically, they will fuse to your bone in the three to four months of healing that follow the procedure. This process is called osseointegration, and it is what makes dental implants permanent.

The permanence of this type of tooth restoration makes it easy to take care of your teeth; just brush and floss as normal. There are also no eating restrictions so that you can enjoy all of your favorite healthy foods.

How Do I Know if I Am a Good Candidate for Dental Implants?

The only way to know for sure if dental implants are right for you is to contact your dentist. Dr. Justin Harlow can conduct an examination to assess whether or not your jawbone is healthy enough to receive the dental implant and have it fuse to the jawbone successfully.

Dental Implants in Charlotte NC

Call Harlow Dental to find out more about dental implants in Charlotte, NC!

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