At Harlow Dental, our number one priority has always been the health and safety of our patients. As a leading healthcare provided in our community, we wanted to reach out to all of our patients regarding the COVID-19 virus, and let you know the steps we are taking to alleviate any potential concerns. Effective immediately, Harlow Dental practices will limit our practice to EMERGENCY DENTAL CARE. So please call us right away if you are experiencing a dental emergency!

We are postponing all non-urgent dental care at this time in accordance with the recommendations of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina State Board in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The preventative measure will be in effect until April 16, 2020. Again, thank you for being a valued member of the Harlow Dental family. We appreciate your continued trust and confidence. Together we can overcome these challenging circumstances and continue your path to greater oral health! We look forward to taking care of you at your next scheduled appointment.  
Harlow Dental at Steele Creek
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Why Dental Implants Are Considered the Gold Standard

March 25, 2020
Posted By: Harlow Dental Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

A dental implant is similar to a natural tooth. It has a root and a crown. Additionally, just like a natural tooth, an implant is strong and promotes a diverse diet! And a tooth root (and a dental implant post) contributes to better jawbone health.

A dental implant is a post made from durable titanium. You dentist in Charlotte, NC implants this post in your jawbone where it bonds with the bone. When bonding is complete, we cap your implant with a quality tooth crown.  

Typically, four to six dental implant posts can support an entire arch of restoration teeth.

The Gold Standard

Dental implants stimulate your jawbone to remain viable when tooth roots are missing. A depleted jaw because of missing teeth usually means an aged or sunken appearance to the lower face. Dental implants are the only restoration that replaces the tooth and root.

Dental implants do not require adhesives, relines, or adjustments. You simply brush and floss as usual and visit your dentist regularly for dental exams and professional teeth cleanings—caring for implants the same way you manage natural teeth.

Dental implants fill your smile gap, which means remaining teeth cannot shift toward these openings and throw off your bite alignment. This means less wear on teeth.

Caring for Dental Implants

To care for your dental implants, you follow the same practices you have always followed for your adult teeth:

  • Brush and floss at least twice daily
  • Visit your dentist twice per year
  • Have a professional teeth cleaning twice per year

Remember, dental implants cannot stop gum disease or prevent dental cavities in your remaining teeth. Only you and your dental team can do that!

Contact our Dental Office for Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC

If you would like to schedule an exam for dental implants, or if you would like information about tooth replacement options in Charlotte, contact a member of our team today.  

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