Missing teeth can make you self-conscious in your social, romantic, and professional life. It can also lead to other dental issues.
We can restore your smile with dental implants that hold a tooth, bridge, or full denture securely in place.
Learn why implant-supported restorations are the optimal method for tooth replacement at South Point Family Dentistry in Belmont, NC...
Top Four Benefits of Dental Implants The Best Solution for Missing Teeth
Support the Jawbone
When you lose a tooth, your jawbone loses stimulation from the tooth root, which is the signal your body relies on to grow replacement bone. Over time, this can cause oral health problems and eventually give your face a sunken or aged look. Implants act as artificial tooth roots, encouraging healthy bone tissue growth, and preventing jaw recession.
Improve Your Quality of Life
Tooth loss can make you feel self-conscious, as well as impact your ability to eat foods you enjoy. Speaking clearly may also become a problem. Implant-supported restorations will function like the real teeth you were born with, restoring your ability to chew and speak clearly.
Offer Natural-Looking Results
Dental implants can be used to restore a single tooth, a series of teeth, or even a full denture, filling in the gaps with restorations as beautiful as your natural teeth. Denture wearers will be especially pleased with an implant's ability to hold a denture securely in place, ending embarrassing mishaps caused when traditional dentures slip out of place.
What Are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are titanium rods that are inserted in the jawbone in the gaps left by missing teeth. The titanium posts fuse with the bone tissue, serving as artificial tooth roots. Dental restorations are then attached to the implants to replace your natural teeth.
A Closer Look at Dental Implant Treatment
Are You Ready to Get Started on Treatment? Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation Today
Dental implants can be a truly life-changing treatment for patients suffering from tooth loss. The immediate and long-term results are far superior to traditional prosthetics. If you are interested in finding out if implant treatment can work for you, then schedule a consultation with our dentist today. Please contact our Belmont, NC, practice by calling:
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Are Dental Implants Right for Me? Issues That May Affect Your Candidacy
Most dental patients visiting South Point Family Dentistry from Belmont, Charlotte, NC, and the surrounding area are happy to discover that they can qualify for implants. Those who don't can improve their chances of qualifying by undergoing some additional dental treatments. If you think you may have problems that limit your candidacy for dental implants, we recommend requesting a consultation at our dentistry practice. Our dentists are happy to discuss possible solutions or recommend alternative methods for restoring your smile.
Poor Bone Density
If you have been missing teeth for some time, the bone may have diminished due to a lack of stimulation from the tooth; this means it may be too weak to support implants. One solution is to undergo a bone grafting procedure to restore the lost bone.
Smoking can negatively impact your ability to heal after surgery, and it increases the risk of implant failure. At a minimum, you should stop smoking for a period of time before and after implant surgery and we highly recommend that you stop smoking entirely.
If you suffer from uncontrolled diabetes or other autoimmune disorders, be sure to discuss your health problems with a dentist during a consultation. On the plus side, patients with their diabetes under control can have success rates equal to those who do not have diabetes.
The Dental Implant Treatment Timeline
Using a blend of artistry and scientific technique, our dentists can design implant-supported restorations that look virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
"Thanks so much to the entire team at South Point Family Dentistry. My mom's experience has been nothing short of amazing! The competence exhibited together with the compassion shown was wonderful. I will forever be grateful!" Karen Hatcher
Customizing Your Restoration
Our Belmont team will customize every aspect of your implant-supported restoration based on your unique needs and preferences.
After determining if a crown, bridge, or denture is most suitable for your smile, we will discuss various materials for your prosthetic. Porcelain and ceramic are popular options that mimic the qualities of natural tooth enamel. Another option is a prosthetic that combines porcelain outer layers with a metal core for increased durability.
In addition to the materials, we also carefully customize the aesthetics of your restoration. Using a blend of artistry and scientific technique, your dentist will design the prosthetic to look virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. We are happy to hear your opinions and preferences during this process. Our goal is to use our skills to provide results that exceed your expectations.
Do You Value
Have you ever had a doctor or dentist make you feel rushed, or not heard? Unfortunately, this kind of experience is all too common. We assure you that things are done differently at South Point Family Dentistry...
We Put Patients First
Personalized service is our utmost priority. We believe in building a trusting relationship with each patient based on honest communication and mutual respect. Please know that under our care you will be given the time and attention you deserve.
If this sounds like the type of care you are looking for with your dental implant treatment, we encourage you to request a consultation at our Belmont practice. Contact our office today by calling:
"They go above and beyond!"
Dr. McCord and his staff are very friendly and personable! They take the time to get to know you and care about you as a person. Not only do they go the extra mile to take care of your dental needs, but your overall well-being!
How Long Do Dental Implants Last?
One of the main advantages of dental implants over traditional restorative methods is longevity. Implant-supported restorations can often be used for 15 years or longer before needing replacement. Meanwhile, the titanium implants themselves can last a lifetime with proper dental care and maintenance.
It is important to take these factors into account when considering implants. While implants may be expensive up front, they come with much higher value and long-term savings opportunities. If you have any questions about what to expect from your treatment, please contact our Belmont, NC, office.
Do You Have Other Dental Concerns
Along With Missing Teeth?
Consider a Full Mouth Reconstruction
It is fairly common for patients to have additional oral health conditions along with missing teeth. In these cases, we may recommend a custom full mouth reconstruction. A full mouth reconstruction combines multiple restorative techniques into one streamlined treatment plan. This allows you to take care of all your dental needs in the most efficient way possible.
If you are already considering treatment with dental implants, please read more about full mouth reconstruction to see if you are a good candidate.