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.