Are you missing one or more teeth? Dr. Greg Reece provides dental implants in Charlotte, NC to replace missing teeth!
Are you looking for a more balanced smile? Replace the gaps in your smile with dental implants. A highly-trained restorative dentist in Charlotte, Dr. Greg Reece places all types of dental implants as a restorative solution for patients with missing and lost teeth.
Dental implants can replace old bad-fitting dentures, dental bridges that don’t look right, and more. You can get a brand new natural-looking tooth that seamlessly fits into your smile.
Dental Implants in Charlotte, NC
Replacing missing teeth with dental implants offers multiple benefits for your long-term dental health. Dr. Greg Reece has the expertise you need for a successful procedure. Dental implants can:
- Improve speech
- Provide no risk of slippage
- Prevent facial sagging
- 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. We see many issues from the minor to the more advanced, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Shifting teeth
- Misaligned bite
- Receding gums
- Periodontal disease
- Bone loss in your jaw
Treatment with Dental Implants
One or more teeth can be replaced with dental implants for a long-lasting, permanent, and secure result. Your teeth and gums will be assessed by Dr. Reece 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 another restorative treatment that can be secured with dental implants depending on your individual needs. Dental implants can secure dental bridges and dentures, which are used for patients who are missing multiple consecutive teeth or whole arches of teeth.
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 was left behind by your lost tooth. 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 and can take a shorter amount of time if you have good overall health. After this period of healing, the abutment and custom dental crown will be attached to the post. The crown is custom made-to-match, meaning that it will look like your existing teeth. Patients report beautiful results.
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 dental implants, we will work with you each step of the way.
Dental Implants 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?
Gums 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, food can get caught underneath dental implants. Patients may be instructed to avoid eating some specific foods and drinks. Extremely chewy or foods that are hard to bite may get stuck underneath implants.
Schedule a Consultation with our Dentist in Charlotte, NC
Fill the gaps left by missing teeth as soon as possible. Get treatment for your missing teeth with our Charlotte dental implant solutions today. Call Dentistry of the Queen City at 704.486.8911 or request an appointment online. Dr. Greg Reece and the rest of the team in our Charlotte, NC office will be happy to help you receive the smile of your dreams.