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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How long will my dental implant last?

Dental Implant | Charlotte NC DentistDental implants are designed to last a long time—in fact, they can last a lifetime with proper care. For this reason, they are an investment well worth making for most people.

Dental implants are made up of three components:

  • The implant itself, which takes the place of the tooth root. This is a titanium post that is surgically placed into the jawbone. After a period of three to six months, the post will integrate into the bone through a process called osseointegration.
  • The abutment, which is the attachment on the dental implant that holds the dental crown, or replacement tooth, in place.
  • The crown, which is the ceramic tooth that attaches to the abutment. It looks and functions very much like your natural tooth.

The abutment and crown, both of which are exposed because they are above the gumline, are at the most risk of becoming damaged. It’s crucial to maintain good oral health with proper home care and regular visits to the dentist for checkups and cleanings.

To find out more about dental implants, call our Steele Creek practice Harlow Dental. Dr. Justin Harlow can answer all your questions and determine whether you are a good candidate.

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