Dental implants are a great choice for patients missing one or more missing teeth and desire a full and functional smile. Dr. Randall Stewart and Dr. Melissa Stewart with Stewart Dental Group offer dental implants in Charlotte, NC that are effective and affordable.
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are a secure and durable treatment option for patients who suffer from tooth loss. They consist of a titanium post, abutment, and dental prosthesis. An implant supported crown replaces a single tooth while denture implants and implant supported bridges replace multiple missing teeth. Teeth implants offer many benefits and can help prevent future problems.
Treatment with Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC
To begin the dental implant process, our dentists will first need to determine if you qualify for them. You must be in good overall health and free from any oral health problems. If you lack bone density or need teeth extracted, we will first suggest treatment for those issues. We will also assess your budget and goals to make sure teeth implants align with them.
The dental implant procedure begins with a dental exam and treatment planning. Our dentists will customize a treatment plan that will meet your goals and to make sure it supports your long term dental health.
The next step is to address your underlying oral health issues such as removing damaged teeth or treating periodontal disease.
Then, a local oral surgeon will surgically insert the implant fixtures into your jaw bone. This titanium post will permanently hold the restoration in place. We work with the best oral surgeons for bone grafting and dental implant placement.
It takes about 3 to 6 months for the implants to fully fuse with the surrounding bone. Your dentist will then attach a permanent abutment. The last step is to restore the implants with a dental crown, dental bridge, or denture. 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
- Improve overall quality of life
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?
Your oral surgeon will use an anesthetic to numb the area around the site of the implants. Once the dentist places them, you should expect to feel some minor pain and tenderness. 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 the dentist can place the dental implant during 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 does not qualify for dental implants?
Patients with thin or weak bones will not qualify 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.