If you’ve lost one or more teeth and want to make your smile whole again with the closest thing to your natural chompers, call McNulty and Dancausse General Dentistry at 704-766-8662 to book a consultation for dental implants.
Whether you need to replace an individual tooth or you need to start fresh with a full-mouth reconstruction, we have restorative dentistry treatment options for you at our Charlotte, NC dentist office.
In order to get implants placed in your mouth, your jaw will need to be healthy, strong, and dense. That said, if you are a good candidate, we can attach a variety of restorations to implants, including:
We accept a variety of payment options for your convenience and open earlier than some dentists starting at 8:00 a.m. every weekday.
Find Out What’s So Great About Dental Implants
Oral implants literally fuse to your jawbone, providing a strong, sturdy hold that other tooth replacement options simply can’t match. They are composed of three basic parts:
- The implants themselves, that replace the roots of your natural teeth
- The restorations, which replace the portion of your teeth that is normally visible above the gumline
- The abutments, that attach your implants to your restorations
One major perk of implants that our patients love is that they look, feel, and work just like your natural teeth. No one will be able to tell that you have replaced teeth because they’ll be so convincing in appearance. You’ll also be able to eat the foods you love with no dietary restrictions and can easily care for your implants just like you would your natural chompers.
Another great thing about implants is that, because they are placed in your jaw instead of resting on your gumline like traditional dentures do, they can restore up to 90 percent of the chewing power of your teeth. You’ll be able to chomp into a crunchy apple or chew a juicy steak with ease!
Many patients also love that implants help to prevent jawbone deterioration, which will allow you to maintain your youthful look for longer. Normally when you lose a tooth, your jawbone deteriorates because there’s a hole where your tooth roots used to be. But you won’t have to worry about a “sunken in” look with implants!
If you only need to replace one or a few teeth, you’ll be happy to know that implants also do not require any preparation of your surrounding healthy teeth to be placed. We’ll just replace the teeth that you need to and leave your healthy teeth alone.
The fifth and final perk of implants that we’ll focus on today is that they are very durable and can last a very long time with proper care. As long as you maintain optimum oral hygiene habits and visit us for routine cleanings, you could keep your implants for many years or even the rest of your life!