Dental Implant Restoration
Get Dental Implants in Charlotte NC
Despite improvements in dental care, millions of Americans suffer tooth loss — mostly due to tooth decay, periodontal disease, or injury. For many years, the only treatment options available for people with missing teeth were bridges, dentures, and partial dentures, but dental implants are available today and maybe an excellent option for you.
A dental implant has three parts:
- A titanium screw (called an implant) embedded into the jawbone, replacing the original root
- A porcelain crown
- A connector that joins the two pieces (called an abutment/custom abutment)
After the implant is placed, the area of placement will take 3 to 4 months to heal before the Crown can be placed on the implant.
Dental Implant Restoration Process
Dental implant restorations are performed at our Charlotte, NC dentist office. Dr. Stout performs this procedure by attaching crowns to implants anchored in the bone below the gum line. After the anchor has been surgically placed, bone attaches to the implant, holding it firmly in place. An artificial tooth (crown) can then be attached to the implant. The end result is a strong, secure tooth that is virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth. Dental Implants can be used as artificial tooth replacements for missing teeth and for stabilizing loose dentures as well as replacing small bridges. Once your implant has been restored with a Crown the implant requires the same care as real teeth, including brushing, flossing, rinsing with an antibacterial mouthwash, and regular dental check-ups.
A pediatrician is a dentist who specializes in administering oral health care to children from infancy to 18 years and even 21 in some cases. Pediatricians have experience, special training and qualifications to care for children at each stage of growth in childhood. They will have earned either a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree or a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.read more
Wisdom teeth may need to be extracted if they are causing problems like pain or infection. Your dentist may also decide to remove wisdom teeth if he/she is certain that they will cause a problem in the future.read more