You may have missing teeth for several reasons: Maybe one got knocked out during sports practice or while you were camping, or maybe gum disease or some other condition led to tooth loss. Regardless of how it happened, our team at Cary Dental Associates can help you fill the gaps in your smile using permanent dental implants—which look, feel and function just like natural teeth.
What are dental implants?
We understand how you feel when you have an incomplete set of teeth. Those gaps interrupt an otherwise bright smile, and they can lead to additional dental problems, like jawbone deterioration. Thankfully, dental implants can solve these problems and more!
Dental implants consist of titanium roots that fix directly into your jawbone, just like a natural tooth’s roots. Initially, we have to allow the bone and gums to heal around the implant. Once they do, we install natural-looking crowns that blend in with the rest of your teeth. With proper care, your implants will last just as long as the teeth you were born with.
Dental implants have even more advantages, including:
- They can replace one or several of your teeth without affecting the surrounding teeth.
- They restore your ability to speak and chew naturally.
- They resolve bite problems and support facial tissues.
- They can also support other dental prostheses, like bridges and full or partial dentures.
“I hadn’t been to the dentist in probably close to 15 years so I was terrified of that first visit. Absolutely everyone I spoke to in the dental office was SO NICE! I felt so comfortable and not judged one bit!.”