If you have one or more missing natural teeth and want a fuller and more functional smile, try dental implants in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Randall Stewart and Dr. Melissa Stewart offer affordable dental implants along with other restorative tooth replacement options at Stewart Dental Group.
Consisting of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown, dental implants are a secure and durable treatment option for patients with tooth loss. Dental implants can also be used to secure dental bridges or dentures, which replace multiple consecutive teeth or a full arch of teeth. Replacing missing teeth with dental implants offers many benefits, and can help prevent future problems from the gaps left by lost teeth.
Treatment with Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC
Our cosmetic dentists will assess your oral health and review your budget and goals before determining if you are a good candidate for dental implants. The dental implant procedure begins with a thorough dental exam and treatment planning. Our treatment plans are highly customized to each patient, so you get personalized and judgement-free service.
If we have determined that you are a good candidate, we will begin by removing the damaged tooth if still there. We will also want to address underlying issues such as periodontal disease, before implant surgery begins. Then, titanium posts are surgically inserted into your jaw bone. The post is what permanently holds the restoration in place. We work with the best local oral surgeons for the bone grafting and dental implant surgeries phase.
After the post fuses to the bone tissue during a healing period of 3 to 6 months, a permanent abutment and dental crown are added. Following implant treatment, you can brush and floss your teeth normally and enjoy your fuller smile without restrictions!
Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants can:
- Improve speech
- Provide no risk of slippage
- Prevent facial sagging
- Reduce the risk of gum disease
- Provide durability
- Prevent bone loss and gum recession
- Improve chewing ability
Replacing missing teeth can also prevent dental problems down the road, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Shifting teeth
- Misaligned bite
- Receding gums
- Bone loss
If you have one or more missing teeth and want to receive dental implants, call Stewart Dental Group! Our team will work with you to find a solution that works well for your specific needs.
Dental Implant FAQs
Want to know more about dental implants? Learn the answers to frequently asked questions about dental implants below.
Do dental implants hurt?
An anesthetic is used to numb the area that is being treated during the dental implant procedure. When the implant posts are placed, they then require a 3-6 month healing period to fuse with your jawbone, giving them the stability they’re known for. It’s expected that you’ll feel some pain and tenderness after the procedure. However, if your pain lasts more than several days, call our office.
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 in our office as well as brushing and flossing regularly can help you maintain a healthy smile.
What are the different types of dental implants?
We can provide four types of dental implants including implant overdentures, implant supported bridges, traditional implants, and All-on-four dental implants.
How soon can you receive dental implants after a tooth extraction?
Sometimes dental implants can be placed in the same office visit as a tooth extraction. Typically, it will take three to six months of healing before a dental implant can be placed. However, patients should not wait too long to replace a tooth or teeth because multiple aesthetic and oral health problems can arise.
Who is not recommended for dental implants?
Patients with thin or weak bones are not recommended for dental implants. Patients need a strong bone structure to support the implant. Without the implants it will not be secure or function properly.
Can I get a dental implant years after extraction?
Patients can get a dental implant at any point post extraction, or as soon as the extraction site has healed. Some patients get them the same-day, or wait up to 10 years after an extraction to get an implant.
Replace Missing Teeth Today
Do you want to replace your missing teeth with dental implants in Charlotte, NC? Call the Stewart Dental Group for restorative treatment today at 704-255-4256. You can also request an appointment online today and we will get back to you with available times.