If you’ve lost teeth, you may think your smile won’t look or feel as good as it did before. After all, there are tradeoffs with most replacement teeth, like avoiding certain foods so your teeth won’t come loose. Think again! Hillsborough dental implants can turn back the clock to give you a smile as good as your natural one – or even better.
Doctor Steven Garrett on dental implants Read Transcript
Dental implants are an amazing option today for people with both missing teeth and/or, in many times, dentures that are not staying in place. Those are pretty much the two primary indications, where the dental implants have come a long way in the last 40 years, and they're very predictable and reliable today. And really, it's the best option to replace, let's say, a single missing tooth, because the success rate is extremely high. The procedure is very well tolerated by patients. It's not very difficult. It doesn't take very long, and there's usually little or no downtime. It's a fantastic way to make restorations for people.
They love them. And every time they come back, six months, a year, five years later, they don't even remember they have an implant because it just feels like part of their body and a tooth, and they kind of forget that it's even there.
Dental implants are a fantastic solution. They may not be right for every situation, but they're right for a lot of situations. We're going to let you know if it's right for you. Whether you have missing teeth or a loose denture, come see us at Carolina Bright Smiles. We'll sit down and be happy to go over it with you and explain everything, and see if it's the right fit for you.
- Versatile – Replace one tooth or many teeth, even an entire mouthful, with implants.
- Comfortable – Implants won’t rub against gums like conventional dentures can.
- Low Maintenance – You won’t need adhesive to keep implants in place. Plus, you won’t have to change your oral hygiene routine; in most cases, you’ll just brush and floss.
- Secure – Implants are embedded in your jaw, so your teeth stay securely in place. No worries about embarrassing slippage!
- Healthy – Implants help keep your jaw strong and healthy. You won’t get that “sunken-in” look that results from rapid bone loss.
Want to find out if implants are right for you? Call Carolina Bright Smiles at 919-644-7400 to schedule a free consultation with one of our implant dentists. Second opinions are free too!
Implant Dentistry Can Replace a Single Tooth or Many Teeth
Implants can replace just one tooth or be used for a full-mouth reconstruction, depending on the kind of dental restorations used with them. Dr. Steve Garrett has advanced training and experience both placing and restoring implants, so he can help you determine which kinds of implants will work best for your smile. Your options include:
- Dental Implants With Crowns – To replace a single tooth, we’ll attach a lifelike dental crown to an implant.
- Dental Implants With Bridge – A fixed bridge attached to implants is a good choice for replacing several adjacent teeth. Unlike a traditional bridge, we won’t have to remove any healthy tooth structure.
- Dental Implants With Dentures – We can attach partial dentures to implants or use implants to anchor a full arch of teeth in your upper jaw, your lower jaw, or both jaws.
Use Mini Dental Implants to Stabilize Dentures
Mini dental implants are smaller than full-size implants. Because of this, they are quicker and easier to place. In many cases, our dentists can use them to stabilize dentures. With mini dental implants, your dentures will look, feel, and function more like your natural teeth.
If you’re a candidate for this dental implant procedure, you’ll be able to use your new teeth right away. Contrast this to having full-size implants placed, then waiting for them to heal before receiving teeth replacements. Mini implants are also often more affordable than full-size implants.
The best way to find out if Hillsborough dental implants are right for your smile is with a free consultation. Call 919-644-7400 to schedule one. You’ll find our dental office in the Hampton Pointe shopping center, just off State Highway 86.