Dental implants are the most effective tool we have to replace missing teeth. Our skilled, compassionate Blue Ridge Dentistry team has extensive experience working with implants and can help you rebuild your smile from the ground up. If you’re near Boone, NC, and want to know if dental implants are right for you, call us today to schedule a free consultation!
What are Dental Implants?
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that serve as a permanent base for replacement teeth. They are made of biocompatible titanium, which fuses with the jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This secure bond between the implant and the bone provides a strong foundation for the prosthetic, ensuring it stays in place and functions just like a natural tooth.
Dental implants are an ideal solution for people who have lost anywhere between a single tooth or a full arch. They offer numerous benefits—including improved appearance, enhanced oral function, and preservation of the jawbone. Unlike other tooth replacement options such as dentures or bridges, dental implants do not rely on neighboring teeth for support and can last for many years, even a lifetime, with proper care.
Single Dental Implant
A dental implant replaces a missing tooth with a beautiful, functional alternative. Dental implants are a multi-step process. First, a titanium screw called a post is inserted into your jawbone where the root of your missing tooth used to be. Second, the implant is topped with a porcelain crown, which looks and functionals similar to your original tooth. The implant will last a lifetime with proper care, the crown may last for over a decade, and you’ll have a smile that looks fresh and new!
If you’re missing several teeth in a row or need a whole new mouthful, we can combine implants with dental bridges to give you a full smile makeover. Made from several crowns that have been cemented together, a bridge can be attached to titanium dental implants that have been inserted into your jawbone. This will give you a set of elegant, functional replacement teeth, so you can smile, bite, and chew.
Dentures are a more affordable option for replacing missing teeth but often frustrate patients because they fall out so easily. However, we can use dental implants to keep dentures in your mouth more securely. You’ll be able to clip your dentures into the implants for a solid hold that helps them function more like real teeth, while still removing them for cleaning.
We Welcome You to Our Warm, Friendly Practice
Our team loves what we do and it shows! When you walk into our practice, we hope you’ll feel the warm, welcoming energy that comes from being among a group of people who are doing their best to care for those around them. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment and see for yourself!