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Dental Implants Charlotte, NC

Are you missing one or more teeth? Dr. Greg Reece provides dental implants in Charlotte, NC to replace missing teeth!

Replace the gaps in your smile with a dental implants specialist in Charlotte today. Dr. Greg Reece is a highly-trained restorative dentist in Charlotte, NC. He places all types of dental implants as a restorative dentistry option for patients with a single tooth missing, or many lost teeth.

Affordable dental implants can repair tooth loss, replace old bad-fitting dentures, replace dental bridges that don’t look right, and more. You can get a brand new natural-looking tooth that seamlessly fits into your smile with this tooth replacement procedure.

If you’ve lost one or more teeth, then dental implants would be the seemingly-obvious choice for replacing them. Implants bear the closest resemblance to your natural teeth roots. Best of all, they’re ideal for a large percentage of semi- and completely edentulous patients. But you should not rush to any dental treatment before getting to know it. Before you get dental implants, you should ask your dentist questions regarding your candidacy and what you may have to undergo first.

Dental Implants May Be the Best Option

The reason implants are so popular isn’t because they’re relatively new. It’s because they do something that no other dental prosthetic can – replace the roots of your lost teeth, which rested in your jawbone. After you lose a tooth, that area of your jawbone receives fewer nutrients since there is nothing there to stimulate it. With an implant post in place, your replacement tooth or teeth will be able to once again stimulate your jawbone. Thus helping to preserve your smile’s health, beauty, and integrity for years to come.

Is your Jawbone Healthy Enough?

Before our dentist can place an implant and preserve your jawbone, the bone must be strong and dense enough to accept the implant and heal around it. If it’s been several years since you’ve lost a tooth, your jawbone may have lost a significant amount of density already. This is mainly the case if your tooth loss is due to severe gum disease.

You Might Need Gum Disease Treatment First

Speaking of gum disease, a dental implant (and any tooth replacement option, for that matter) is likely to fail again if you exhibit gum disease. Also known as periodontitis, severe gum disease erodes the tissues and jawbone structure that support your teeth. This makes gum disease the leading cause of adult tooth loss. It can also cause your dental prosthetic to fail if you allow it to continue affecting your mouths’ support system.

Dental Implants at Dentistry of the Queen City

Replacing missing teeth with dental implants provides many benefits for your long-term dental health. Our dental implants specialist has the dental care expertise you need for a successful procedure. Implant dentistry can:

  • Improve speech
  • Provide no risk of slippage
  • Prevent facial sagging
  • Protect natural teeth
  • Improve your quality of life
  • Reduce the risk of gum disease
  • Provide durability
  • Improve chewing ability

In addition, replacing your missing teeth can prevent dental problems down the road. A missing tooth can cause more issues to surrounding teeth with time. When patients visit us for a dental exam, we see many issues from the minor to the more complex, such as:

  • Tooth decay
  • Overcrowding
  • Shifting teeth
  • Misaligned bite
  • Receding gums
  • Periodontal disease
  • Bone loss in your jaw

Treatment with Dental Implants

We can replace one or more teeth with dental implants in Charlotte for a long-lasting, permanent, and secure result. Dr. Reece will check your teeth and gums prior to treatment. After a thorough exam, he will answer any treatment questions you may have and will review your budget and goals with you.

He may also recommend other restorative treatment plans depending on your individual needs. For example, dental implants can secure dental bridges and dentures; which are for patients who are missing multiple consecutive teeth or whole arches of teeth. We may enlist an oral surgeon if you require more extensive dental work, such as a jaw bone graft.

Dental implants consist of a titanium post, abutment, and dental crown that are custom-fit to each patient. The process spans several months. Dr. Reece will begin by surgically inserting the titanium post into the space that your lost tooth left behind. We will need to let the post fuse to your bone tissue over a healing period of three-to-six months.

The healing process is necessary after dental implant surgeries. However, it can take a shorter amount of time if you have good overall health. After this period of healing, we will attach the abutment and custom dental crown to the post. The crown is custom to your smile, meaning that it will look like your existing teeth. Patients report beautiful results after implant placement.

This restorative solution not only improves the form and function of your bite, but also provides you with a more balanced smile. Whether you need one or multiple affordable dental implants, we will work with you each step of the way.

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Dental Implant FAQs

How long before dental implants begin to feel normal?

Dental implants typically take a couple of weeks to feel completely normal. They may be painful and swollen for up to 2 weeks post surgery. After the pain and swelling goes away you can begin to transition into a normal diet, and your implants should begin to feel normal.

Do gums grow around implants?

Yes, they will grow during the healing process after implant surgery. However, gums can recede around dental implants. Recession with dental implants can look strange sometimes, but most of the time implants do not have extreme recession issues to the point where it changes the aesthetic.

Does food get under dental implants?

Yes, dental implants can trap food but it doesn’t happen often. We will instruct patients to avoid eating some specific foods and drinks. Extremely chewy foods, or foods that are hard to bite have a greater chance of getting stuck underneath implants.

Schedule a Dental Implant Consultation Today

Fill the gaps left by missing teeth as soon as possible with dental implant procedures. Get treatment for your missing teeth with our Charlotte dental implant options today. Call Dentistry of the Queen City in Mallard Creek at 704-486-8911 or request an appointment online. Dr. Greg Reece and the rest of the team in our Charlotte, NC dentist office will be happy to help you receive the smile of your dreams.