Dental Implants Designed to Last a Lifetime
Patients who experience missing dentition greatly benefit from the application of dental implants. This innovative method of tooth replacement can be implemented by Charlotte dentists with much success. The treatment begins with a comprehensive oral exam, full set of x-rays and a complete review of the patients medical history. Bone resorption and patients oral habits are taken into consideration before deciding if the individual is a good candidate for the placement of dental implants. The treatment plan is created to meet the specific needs of the patient and by the end of initial visit with cosmetic dentistry services, the patient will have a full understanding of what the treatment entails and the cost associated with it.
Patients with a long history of missing teeth or poor oral hygiene typically do not qualify for placement of implants. Soft tissue contour changes over time and cannot be rebuilt without extensive surgical procedures involving severe modifications to the existing gingiva. If any widespread soft tissue discrepancies are noted by the dentist, the individual will be presented with other options of tooth replacement.
After the implants have been placed and the healing process is completed, the restoration process beings. Single crowns or bridges are fabricated to imitate the patients natural smile. Porcelain restorations are placed over the implants and seamlessly blended with the existing dentition. Fully edentulous patients benefit from the application of dentures mimicking their natural smile line. Dental implants serve as anchors and help with the retention of the dentures and quality of mastication and speech patterns. Proper facial tissue support provided by superbly manufactured dentures elevates the patients confidence and correct occlusion associated with natural function of the mouth.
Understanding that the costs of dental implants may be of concern, cosmetic dentistry offices often offer payment plans or financing to alleviate the financial burden while receiving the dental care of the highest quality.
If you have any questions or would like more information about dental implants, please feel free to contact ourCharlotte dentist officeat 704-543-1102 or by using our convenient onlineappointment request form.