Missing teeth can severely affect the overall health and longevity of your smile. At Providence Smiles, we provide long-lasting dental implants to help replace your missing teeth and gift you with a healthier smile for a lifetime. Contact us today at 919-732-8179 to learn more about dental implants in Hillsborough, North Carolina, and schedule a visit with our dentist, Dr. Kwame Gyampo.

What Are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are an exceptional restoration option, replacing both the visible and invisible parts of the missing tooth for a more natural-feeling prosthetic that is also better for your long-term oral health. Each implant is creating with two parts. The implant post is surgically embedded into your jawbone to replace the missing tooth root, and the implant restoration is placed atop the implant post to replace the visible crown of the missing tooth or teeth. This ensures that your restoration, whether that is a dental bridge, an implant-supported denture or a single dental crown, has a stable foundation.

Why Choose Dental Implants?

Dental implants come with many unique benefits. Aside from restoring your ability to eat, chew and speak properly, implants promote the long-term health of your smile. Many patients who have lost teeth and put off their restoration find that the bone tissue that once supported their now-missing tooth begins to deteriorate over time. Without your natural tooth root to stimulate the surrounding jawbone, the tissue begins to resorb. By replacing your tooth root in addition to your visible tooth crown, a dental implant can prevent this deterioration from occurring for better long-term stability and health.

What Can I Expect From My Implant Treatment?

During your initial consultation with our dentist, we will examine your smile, discuss your treatment goals and expectations, and help you decide which implant restoration is right for your smile. Our team will also review your medical history with you to determine whether you are a good candidate for implants and check to make sure you have enough surrounding bone structure to support your restoration. If all is well, we will help you schedule your first visit for your implant placement surgery.

During your implant placement, the implant post is surgically inserted into your jawbone, where it will be left to heal and to bond to the surrounding natural bone in a process known as osseointegration. While you are healing from your initial surgery, we will design your ideal dental restoration to fit your mouth comfortably and beautifully and to restore any oral functions that may have been affected by your missing teeth.

You will then return to our office for your implant restoration. This restoration will complete your implant procedure and restore your smile.

How Long Will My Dental Implant Last?

Dental implants are designed to be permanent solutions for missing teeth, and while restorations occasionally face injury or wear just as your natural teeth would, your implant posts themselves can easily last a lifetime when cared for properly. Like your natural teeth, your dental implants require daily brushing and flossing and regular visits to our office in order to ensure they are healthy and functional.

Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?

If you are missing one or more teeth, you are a candidate for dental implants. Though some patients may require further treatment, such as bone grafting or periodontal care, to ensure their mouths are ready to support a success dental implant, as long as you have healthy gums and surrounding teeth, you can receive a dental implant with little difficulty.

How Much Do Dental Implants Cost?

Like any restoration, the cost of your treatment will depend on the condition of your mouth. During your consultation, however, our team can provide an estimate of your treatment cost to make sure there are no surprises after treatment. Your dental insurance may also cover part of your treatment cost, and we recommend you talk with our team about your financial options and how we can help maximize your benefits.

To learn more about dental implants and find out if you are a good candidate, call or visit our office today.

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