A dental implant is a titanium post that is surgically implanted into your jaw. An artificial tooth goes on top of the post.
One of the things that make dental implants so popular is that they blend in so easily with the patient’s remaining teeth. They look and function like natural teeth, and are therefore an excellent, long-term option.
Another of the benefits is that they prevent bone recession. That’s because the titanium post goes where the tooth root used to be. Bone recession is common in people who have lost teeth.
For patients missing all of their teeth, implants can be used to anchor dentures, providing a much firmer, more secure fit. Many patients report newfound confidence in themselves, after years of embarrassment caused by missing teeth.
To find out more about dental implants from Advanced Dentistry of Charlotte, contact our office. We also provide general and family dentistry, and clear braces by Invisalign and Six Month Smiles. Make an appointment with us today.