Do you have one or more missing or lost teeth? Are you looking for an effective dental restoration? Look no further than dental implants.
At Orchard Hill Dental, Dr. Jessica Christy and her Hendersonville, NC dental team provide dental implant treatment to patients with missing teeth. 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 dental professionals are with patients every step of the way throughout their treatment. They 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
- The look and feel like natural teeth
There are also several treatment options for multiple teeth or whole arches that can be secured with implants, such as dentures and dental bridges.
Dental Implant Treatment
Before treatment, Dr. Christy or a member of her dental 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. Patients also require a good amount of bone tissue in the mouth to receive one or more implants. However, bone grafting is an option to get enough support for the restoration. You can also discuss your goals and budget in order to determine if dental implants are the right treatment option for you.
Dental implants are surgically placed where teeth are missing. They 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?
We use an anesthetic to numb the area that is being treated during the 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.
Contact Our 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 team on our website.