Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

If you’re in search of a long-term solution to replace one or more missing teeth, you’ve come to the right place. Afton Dental is proud to offer dental implants, the best tooth replacement solution available today! Once in place, your implant restorations will look, feel, and function just like your natural teeth! 

Why Replace Missing Teeth?

Teeth loss can occur due to various reasons, including trauma, periodontal (gum) disease, extensive decay, and even genetics. It’s essential to replace your missing teeth to prevent the surrounding teeth from moving into the gap, potentially causing crooked teeth, a crowded mouth, and problems with the bite. Moreover, the opposing teeth may gradually move into the open space, resulting in fractures, tooth loss, and gum problems. Restoring missing teeth with dental implants will improve your oral health and enhance your quality of life!

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are titanium posts we place into the jawbone to replace missing tooth roots. They provide a secure and stable foundation for implant-supported restorations, including dental crowns, bridges, and dentures. Your new replacement teeth will look and function just like your natural teeth!

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?

Candidates for dental implants need to be willing to commit to meticulous oral hygiene and must have healthy gums and adequate bone density in the area to support the implant. If you’ve been missing a tooth for some time and have suffered bone loss, a bone graft can rebuild the bone in the area to ensure the success of your implant surgery.  Smoking can adversely affect the success of your implants.  Your dentist may encourage you to stop smoking completely or to significantly reduce the amount you smoke, before starting implant treatment

What Are the Benefits of Dental Implants?

Dental implants are by far the best available replacements for missing teeth. They are the only restorations that stimulate the bone in the area, which helps prevent bone loss. With implant restorations, you won’t have to deal with dentures that slip or shift. You’ll speak more clearly, eat all your favorite foods, and maintain your facial structure.

Implant dentistry is one of the safest and most predictable dental procedures, with a more than a 95 percent success rate! With proper care, implant restorations can last a lifetime!

What Are the Types of Implant Restorations?

Here are the types of dental implant restorations offered by your trusted team at Afton Dental:

  • Single Tooth Implants: A crown placed on a dental implant will restore the appearance and function of a single, natural tooth.
  • Implant-Supported Bridges: If you’re missing two or more adjacent teeth, an implant-supported bridge will restore your smile with unmatched comfort and stability.
  • Implant-Supported Dentures: If you’re missing an entire arch of teeth, an implant-supported denture will eliminate the slipping and shifting of traditional dentures, leaving you with incredibly natural looking and feeling replacement teeth.

Dental Implants in Concord, NC

Contact Afton Dental to learn more about replacing one or more missing teeth with dental implants. Are you ready to restore your beautiful, functional smile? Call us and schedule your appointment today!