Are you missing one or more teeth? You may be a good candidate for dental implants. Drs. Randall and Melissa Stewart offer dental implants as a restorative treatment to patients in their Charlotte, NC office. They will work with you to ensure that you get comfortable and comprehensive treatment that is tailored to your particular oral health needs.
Dental Implant FAQs
Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants below:
What are dental implants used for?
Dental implants are used to replace one or more missing teeth. They can also be used to secure dental bridges and dentures for a longer-lasting and more durable end result.
What are the benefits of dental implants?
Dental implants are made of durable, reflective material that lasts long and looks natural. They can also improve a patient’s biting and chewing ability and prevent problems like overcrowding or tooth loss. This restorative treatment looks and feels like natural teeth, and some patients may even forget that they have dental implants after their treatment.
How long do dental implants last?
With the right dental care, dental implants can last patients for up to 20 years. Scheduling regular dental cleanings and brushing and flossing at least twice a day can help you maintain a healthy smile.
Do dental implants hurt?
Our professionals use anesthetic to numb the treated area during the procedure. Dental implants also require a healing period of 3 to 6 months, during which they fuse with bone tissue in the jaw. You may feel some pain after treatment, and you should call our office if your pain exceeds several days.
How soon can you receive a dental implant after a tooth extraction?
Sometimes patients can have a dental implant replace an extracted tooth in the same office visit. Usually, it can take months of healing before a restoration can be placed. However, patients should not wait long to replace missing teeth as problems like shifting teeth can occur.
Schedule an Appointment
Want to try dental implants? Call the Stewart Dental Group for high-quality dental treatment today at 704-255-4256. Schedule an appointment with our dental professionals online here.