Dental implants are the number one recommend way to fix gaps in your smile. They offer long-term health and aesthetic benefits that traditional dentures and dental bridges do not. Dr. Greg Reece is an implant specialist in Charlotte, NC that has helped many patients with missing or damaged teeth.
The Benefits of Dental Implants
Prevents Bone Loss – An implant supported dental restoration is the only solution to replace the tooth at the root. The missing root structure of the tooth will cause the bone to slowly deteriorate. A tooth implant, however, will provide enough stimulation for the bone to regenerate. Bone loss in the jaw can actually change your facial structure making you appear years older.
Allows Healthy Teeth to Remain In-tact – A dental bridge can be used to replace one or more teeth however this solution require reducing surrounding teeth. The two teeth located on both sides of the gap will need to be prepared and also support the entire bridge. With teeth implants, we will only replace the teeth that are missing and healthy teeth are left unharmed.
You Can Eat a Greater Variety of Food – Other tooth replacement options will come with food restrictions. This is because they are not as stable as natural teeth and eating softer, easier to chew foods is required. Restorations secured with implants are more durable and stable. They allow you to use a greater amount of force while chewing so you can eat a greater variety of food.
Improved speech – Dentures are known to sometimes slip around in the mouth causing slurred speech. Since implants help hold the restoration in securely in place, there is no need to worry about slurred speech or the denture moving around. They provide the most natural feeling and functioning solution for missing teeth.
Permanent Solution – If the implants are well cared for and you remain in good overall health, there is no reason they can’t last a lifetime. Proper oral hygiene includes brushing and flossing every day, visiting our Charlotte, NC dentist office twice a year and following any special instructions to care for your prosthesis.
They are the Overall Superior Replacement Option – Dental implant supported restorations will allow you to live a more normal life. They are the next best thing to natural teeth since they look, feel, and function similarly. They will reduce the stresses that come along with wearing dentures, damaging surrounding teeth to support a bridge, and being in embarrassing situations when your prosthesis is shifting around.
Schedule a Consultation with our Implant Dentist
To learn more about dental implants and how they can benefit your life, schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Greg Reece. Implants provide a permanent, secure and completely functional solution that will also support healthy bone growth in the jaw to maintain your natural appearance and profile. These are benefits other solutions cannot provide! Get started on your dental implant journey today by calling Dentistry of the Queen City at 704.486.8911 or you can also request and appointment online.