Gaps in your smile or failing teeth take a toll on your body, and it’s tough to smile with confidence. Our Charlotte NC dental office, McNulty and Dancausse General Dentistry, understands the limitations of missing teeth, and that’s why we are providing a new great way to replace missing teeth: dental implants.
Before dental implants, the common way to treat missing teeth, especially total tooth loss, was with dentures. In fact, dentures are still the most common way to replace missing teeth. But dentures are no longer the only way to replace your natural teeth — or the best way to replace missing teeth. Dental implants have taken the lead by becoming a stable, durable tooth replacement option. We’ve helped countless patients get their smile back using dental implants.
You can become one of those patients. Just give us a call today at 704-842-3128. Meanwhile, read on about the benefits of dental implants. Here are 3 things you need to know.
Implants are the strongest tooth replacement option in dentistry
If you want to fill the gaps in your smile and have great function in your new teeth, then dental implants are right for you. These are the only tooth replacements that come close to matching the power of your natural teeth. The most common way to treat missing teeth is with dentures. Now dentures are more lifelike than ever before, but they cannot match the power of natural teeth. Studies show us that dentures only have about 25 to 50 percent of the biting force of natural teeth. As you can imagine, or maybe you already know, this eliminates many of your favorite foods.
Dental implants nearly match the power of your natural teeth, and that means you won’t have to change your diet. All of your favorite foods are back on the menu!
Implants preserve the jawbone, youthful appearance
Having missing teeth obviously changes your smile. For one, you have gaps in your smile, but there is another thing to worry about: jawbone recession. When the teeth are gone, the jawbone will recede. This process makes the chin and nose to grow closer together, and you’ll also develop wrinkles around the mouth. All of these changes make you look much older than you truly are.
Dental implants are made from titanium, a material that naturally merges with the bone. When that happens, the implant literally becomes part of your body and preserves the jawbone. As a result, the implants will also give you a more youthful appearance. We can also restore the implants with crowns, bridges, or secure your dentures.
Implant treatment is highly successful
While placing a dental implants is considered oral surgery, it’s not a risky procedure. To make the treatment more comfortable and stress-free, we are using the latest technology to ensure safety and success. We can place dental implants with a 98 percent success rate, so you can expect the treatment to work. Additionally, almost everyone is a candidate for dental implants. You simply need to be in good oral health and have enough jawbone density to support the implant.
Replacing Missing Teeth at Our Office
Dental implants will give you stability and functionality in your smile. Dental implants are an investment, but you’ll be able to eat whatever you want again and smile with confidence. We’d love to discuss your smile goals. Give us a call today at 704-842-3128 to book your appointment.