Replacing missing teeth has come a long way. Not only do traditional solutions look much more natural than they used to, but you also have several options. Today, one of the most popular treatments for replacing missing teeth is the use of dental implants. If you are interested in dental implants, Fern Creek Dentistry can help to determine if they are the right solution for you.
Guided Implant Surgery Placement
Here at Fern Creek Dentistry in Statesville, NC we want all of our patients to have the best experience possible. For this reason, we adopt proven dental technology to simplify complex procedures and processes - giving our patients a better experience and providing a better result. Our dynamic 3D navigation system gives us a real advantage when we are performing dental implant placement surgery, allowing us to place implants with high accuracy and stellar success rates.
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How Do Implants Work?
Dental implants are unlike any other tooth replacement option out there. This restoration does not sit on the gums and is not supported by your adjacent teeth. Instead, your replacement teeth are supported by small posts that are inserted directly into your jawbone. This is done by drilling small holes into the bone and placing the posts inside. The posts then become a part of your jaw through a process known as osseointegration. With successful osseointegration, your posts are incredibly strong and secure.
Are Dental Implants Right for Me?
Many patients who have suffered tooth loss can be a candidate for dental implants. Candidates will need to be in good general health, as getting implants requires you to have surgery. You should have enough bone mass in your jaw to support the posts. You should be in good oral health. You should also be committed to maintaining good oral health practices during your treatment as well as after your implants have been placed.
Who Isn’t a Candidate?
While many individuals may be considered candidates for dental implants, there are some who may not be able to get them. You may not be a candidate if you have uncontrolled chronic health issues such as diabetes or immune system complications. Women who are pregnant or young children who are still growing should not get dental implants. If you drink or smoke heavily, and are not prepared to follow your treatment instructions, an alternative solution may be recommended.
Are Implants Expensive?
Dental implants do cost more than traditional tooth replacement options. This is due to many factors, including the materials used and the fact that surgery is necessary. If you need to have a bone graft to increase the strength of your jawbone, this requires additional surgery, and therefore adds an additional cost. While most dental insurance companies do not fully cover the cost of dental implants, more and more are beginning to provide at least some coverage.
Why Get Dental Implants?
One of the biggest benefits to dental implants is that they offer something more permanent. Because the posts are in your jaw, they act like the roots of your real teeth and help to keep the bone strong. This means that your restoration does not need replacement like a denture or bridge does. Your teeth are sturdy and will not shift or fall out, saving you unnecessary embarrassment. Dental implants do not require the alteration of nearby teeth. They are incredibly comfortable and feel completely natural. They also look exactly like real teeth, meaning no one will know that your false teeth are fake.
If you are interested in finding out if you are a candidate for dental implants, call Fern Creek Dentistry at (704) 380-9555 today.
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