Do you have one or more missing or lost teeth? Are you looking for an effective dental restoration? Look no further than dental implants.
Dr. Jessica Christy, a dentist in Hendersonville NC, provides affordable dental implant treatment to patients with missing teeth at Orchard Hill Dental. Dental implants are an effective solution for filling the gaps in one’s smile. Each dental implant is made of a post that is inserted into the gum tissue. After the post fuses with the tissue, it is capped off with a permanent dental crown.
Dr. Christy and her family dental care professionals are with patients every step of the way throughout their treatment. We collaborate with patients to find what restorative method works best for them.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Dental implants offer multiple benefits to patients. Some benefits may include:
- Restored tooth function
- Long-lasting results
- The prevention of bone loss
- Decreased oral health problems
- They look and feel like natural teeth
There are also several treatment options for multiple teeth or whole arches that can be secured with implants. Dental implants in Hendersonville can also be used to support dental prosthetics designed to replace multiple missing teeth such as a bridge, partial, or denture. Strategically placed implants act as anchors for these prosthetics so patients missing some, or even all of their teeth can enjoy the benefits implants have to offer.
Dental Implant Treatment
Before treatment, Dr. Christy or a member of our dental care team will assess the health of your teeth and determine if a tooth or multiple teeth need to be removed. If your tooth loss is caused by decay or gum disease, we will need to first address those issues.
Patients also require a good amount of jaw bone tissue to receive one or more implants. However, bone grafting is an option to get enough support for restoration. You will also discuss your goals and budget in order to determine if dental implants are the right treatment option for you.
The dental implant process includes oral facial surgery to surgically place the implant restoration. Dental implants are constructed from titanium posts which are then fused to bone tissue over a matter of months. After healing, the implant is covered with a permanent dental crown. This solution is great for patients who are missing one or multiple teeth.
Dental implants can be used to support dental bridges and dentures. Patients who may not have healthy bone tissue may need further treatments to help restore their smiles.
Dental Implant FAQs
Are dental implants painful?
The dentist will use an anesthetic to numb the area they plan to treat during the tooth implant procedure. Dental implants also require a healing period of 3 to 6 months, during which they fuse with bone tissue in the jaw. You may feel some pain after this treatment, but you should call our office if your pain exceeds several days.
How long do dental implants last?
With the right dental care, dental implants can last patients for up to 20 years. Brushing and flossing regularly, as well as scheduling regular dental cleanings in our Allentown office can help you maintain a healthy smile.
How can dental implants improve your oral health?
Tooth Implants are the only tooth replacement option that restores your root and your tooth. This is especially important because when you’re missing your root, your bone will begin to resorb or dissolve, which not only changes the appearance of your face, but it also eliminates support for your remaining teeth.
When you replace your tooth it protects your healthy teeth from shifting into the open space. Shifting causes bite misalignment and can increase your risk for fractures and other damage to your remaining teeth. Replacing your missing tooth protects you from additional tooth loss.
Am I a Candidate for Dental Implants?
Dr. Jessica Christy can help determine if implants are right for your needs after a comprehensive dental examination and x-rays. It’s important that you are in good overall health, have enough healthy jaw bone structure, and do not have gum disease to properly support the dental implant. Visit or call our implant dentistry for more information.
Will my dental implants look natural?
Yes, your dental implants will look natural. Thanks to advancements in technology and materials, modern dental implants mimic the appearance of real teeth in shape, proportion, and color. Moreover, they can last for tens of years or more with the proper care and regular professional maintenance. Depending on the patient and the restoration material they choose from (acrylic, ceramic, or composite), tooth implants may be nearly indistinguishable from real teeth.
Can your dentist perform a dental implant procedure one day?
Yes. Dentists refer to this as “teeth in a day” or “same-day teeth” treatment. Dentists perform this procedure using a technique referred to as “immediate loading” or “immediate placement.” This is a good option for patients who have enough healthy jawbones to support the tooth implant. It is also a good option for patients that are looking for a fast and convenient way to replace missing teeth. However, not all patients are candidates for immediate loading, and some patients might require a healing period before the dentist can place the final restoration. This will depend on each patient’s oral health, bone density, and the complexity of the case.
Contact Our Dentist Office Today
If you are a new patient to Orchard Hill Dental and are interested in receiving one or more dental implants for missing teeth, call us at (828) 247-7001. You may also schedule an appointment with our dental care team online. Our Hendersonville family dental office serves patients near you and many local communities in the area.